On the Eleventh Day of Christmas………..🎁x11

05 Jan

The Baron’s Left for Boca………..

January 5, 1940 (Eighty Years Ago Today)

Motion Picture Daily

“Errol Flynn left Hollywood yesterday for a two-week vacation in Boca Raton.”


Boca Raton had only 723 residents in 1940. When in town, Errol occasionally hid from Warner Brothers at the beachfront home of his friend Fred Neilson, president of Sikorsky Aviation Corp. (The location of which I was actually at tonight.) He used Boca as his headquarters for excursions to Cap’s Place (Nightclub/Casino) in Lighthouse Point, the Delray Arcade (Nightclub/Casino) in Delray Beach, the Everglades for hunting, Fort Lauderdale for fishing, and, of course, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, across the Intracoastal Waterway from Fred Neilsen’s home on what is now called A1A.

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    January 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Wow! Gentleman Tim, if anybody has discovered Flynn’s travels in Florida to the extent you have, I have never heard of it! Bravo!