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Errol Flynn—Voyager Quiz

14 Oct

A Tribute to Errol – Eternal Voyager – June 20, 1909 to Infinity

What is the indirect connection between “The Golden Record” that went into space with Voyager in 1977
and Errol’s death in Vancouver, 1959? (Focus on the brilliantly-played music)

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    October 14, 2020 at 4:31 am

    It involves a person who was very famous when Errol died, around the world, most especially so in North America and Europe.

     
  2. Gentleman Tim

    October 14, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Think of the doctor who lived at 1310 Burnaby Street, in the penthouse apartment linked below. Photo provided by EFB author daveboz.

    davidboswell.ca/flynn-pics/82-007-22-e-detail.jpg…

     
  3. Gentleman Tim

    October 14, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    And here’s another musical clue:

     
  4. Gentleman Tim

    October 14, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    This obit is a bit helpful

    www.legacy.com…

     
  5. Claudia

    October 15, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Would it have anything to do with Glenn Gould, Quiz Master Tim?

    Btw, this is what 1310 Burnaby Street looked like a couple of years ago from the other side:

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    • Gentleman Tim

      October 15, 2020 at 7:12 am

      glenngould.com…

      You won the Gould Medal, Claudia!!!! Canadian Piano Genius Glenn Gould – one of the most talented and innovative classical pianists of the 20th Century – was Dr. Grant Gould’s nephew! – A fact Errol would have almost certainly learned before his final farewell at Uncle Grant’s place.* This was his “sublime’, ‘awe-inspiring”, “miraculous” live-performance LP in ’59 when Errol was in Vancouver. (Recorded in Salzburg, in August of ’59.)

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      P.S. Claudia! Did you take that photo? Very cool. I believe I remember you once posting a fantastic photo of Stanley Park, where Errol played cricket. Same trip I imagine?

      * Errol’s last words were that he would return, but he never really left.

       
      • Claudia

        October 15, 2020 at 7:36 am

        Thank you, Tim! I once came in second in a fencing tournament but never won a Gould Medal before.

        That‘s indeed an interesting fact – I did notice that the two gentlemen had the same last name but somehow it never occured to me to find out if they were related.

        And yes, I did take that photo and you‘re right, it was on the same trip. I remember wondering how many people who live there now even know about what happened there.

        Love your last sentence, Tim. He will always be there, on the screen and in our hearts.

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          October 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

          Second in a fencing tournament is quite impressive, Claudia. Sometimes second is actually as good as first, and maybe even better. Take, for example, these two fine fencers:

          theworldthroughlee.files.wordpress.com…

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          • Claudia

            October 15, 2020 at 2:17 pm

            Very true, Tim. Fortunately I didn‘t end up like the second-best fencer in that duel.

             
        • Gentleman Tim

          October 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

          Regarding your wondering whether the occupants at Baywest Apartments know of Errol’s death there, I suspect at least some do, because the local papers appear to have published numerous accounts of his death there through the years. Plus, the neighborhood appears to have rather well-educated residents.

          HOWEVER, less than two years ago I visited two homes in Brooklyn that were the childhood homes of Gene Tierney (who’s uncle was best man at my great-grandparents’ wedding) and Jackie Gleason. None of the current residents knew who Gene Tierney or Jackie Gleason were, never mind that they lived there. Completely understandable in Gene Tierney’s case, who few people remember today, and exponentially fewer associate with Brooklyn. But Jackie Gleason!? He was/is still such a significant Brooklyn icon that I thought there would have been some name recognition. Nada! Zip! Zero! (One of the residents knew of Fred Flintstone, but not Ralph Cramden or the Honeymooners. (And this was on Chauncey Street!) Oh well, they all know Robin Hood!!!

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          • Claudia

            October 16, 2020 at 7:19 am

            That‘s very interesting, Tim. It‘s sad how some former stars are forgotten.
            Most people I talk to remember Errol Flynn but sometimes I get an „Earl Who?“ when I mention him, and sadly enough many people don‘t appreciate the movie classics today.

             
            • Gentleman Tim

              October 16, 2020 at 8:35 am

              Yes, it’s so sad, Claudia. Two expressions come to mind,

              “How soon they forget.”

              and ~

              ” You die twice once when you physically die, and again the last time someone speaks your name.”

              Both have some truth, but, 1) as the EFB proves, “they” who soon forget certainly do not include everybody, and 2) I think it would be more accurate to say one doesn’t really ever die until his or her contributions to the world cease to have any meaningful impact (meaning many achieve immortality, in different ways – through deeds, through DNA, inter alia.

               
 
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