“Destination Unknown” Quiz

05 Jul

July 4, 1936

Louella O. Parsons

Los Angeles Examiner

Errol Flynn away on a three-day holiday, destination unknown, just for a rest before he starts that new picture.


Where did Errol go? and What “new picture’ was Louella referring to??

Added @ 5:15 PM EST

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 5, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    He went north, not talking about south – over 1200 miles north

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    July 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Two of these four Dawn Patrollers were there, and the fourth (on the phone) is very closely associated with another British Empire (“Hollywood Raj”) actor who was there.



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  3. Gentleman Tim

    July 5, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Olivia was originally intended to star in the “new picture” referred to by Louella. But, ultimately, she was replaced by another gorgeous actress from the cast of Midsummer’s Night Dream.

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  4. Gentleman Tim

    July 6, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Why did Errol head north, you ask?


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    • barb

      July 6, 2020 at 3:41 am

      Tim, I think my reply vanished. Sorry if it shows up again.

      Anyway, is the movie Green Light? Charge of the Light Brigade was filmed earlier, and the only other titles I thought that fit that time were Green Light, Prince and the Pauper, and Another Dawn. Your clue about Olivia made me think of Green Light, as I believe she originally was announced and then of course replaced by Anita Louise, who was in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

      Absolutely no idea about where he was headed. The clip makes me think of Canada or Alaska, but I’ve no idea about the statue, the Dawn Patrollers, or Jiminy Cricket.

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      • Gentleman Tim

        July 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm

        Green Light is correct, barb!


        July 9, 1936

        Elizabeth Yeaman
        Hollywood Citizen News

        Monday cameras start turning on Green Light, which stars Errol Flynn with Anita Louise in the feminine lead. At last Flynn will have a change of leading women, for Olivia de Havilland was previously set for this role. To Margaret Lindsay goes the femnine role that was first selected for Anita Louise. Sir Cedric Hardwicke is being imported from England for the character lead.


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  5. Claudia

    July 6, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Tim, that‘s definitely Stanley Park in Vancouver (I was there last September) where Errol played cricket at Brockton Point.

    Here‘s one of my photos of the Pavillion that he and other Hollywood stars posed at. Unfortunately there were no stars there when I visited, just lots of Canadian natives.


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    • Gentleman Tim

      July 6, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      A wicket good photo finish, Claudia! And (another) Great photo at that! Congratulations!


      July 6, 1936

      Harrison Carroll
      Evening Herald Express

      Errol Flynn flew to Vancouver to play with the Hollywood Cricket Team. The doughty C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce and Merle Oberon’s boyfriend, David Niven, also are on the team.


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