He Collapsed with His Shoes On

12 Sep

On September 12, 1941, Errol collapsed in an elevator. He was diagnosed and hospitalized with nervous exhaustion, leading to weeks of delay in the filming of They Died with Their Boots On.

Very notably, this incident occurred nearly three months prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, serving to support, along with other medical ailments and injuries, the U.S. Armed Forces’ rejections of Errol’s applications for active duty during WW II.

P.S. Errol appears to me as though he may be ill, possibly anemic, in the Boots publicity photo above. What do you think?

— Tim


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