Archive for March, 2021

¿Dónde diablos está Errol?

31 Mar

March 30, 1937

Elizabeth Yeaman
Hollywood Citizen News

The Warner Bros. are sincerely worried over their failure to locate Errol Flynn, who was hastily summoned back to Hollywood when it was learned that he was planning to penetrate war-torn Spain. Errol was in Paris, and last Friday he told his wife, Lili Damita, he was leaving for Spain. He left, while Lili remained in Paris. He didn’t tell her where he was going in Spain, and apparently Lili didn’t bother to inquire.

Robert Schless, head of the Warner Paris office, has not been able to locate him. Errol,
when he left, was determined to do some war corresponding in Spain. He started to make
arrangements with the United States for some special articles, but the studio jumped in
and soured the deal. Errol threatened that he would make arrangements with an English syndicate. This he may have done.

Warners cabled him to be back here by April 15, to start the The Perfect Specimen. I doubt if they actually had a picture ready for him, but hoped to get him back on the plea of urgency.
Miriam Hopkins has been announced for the co-starring spot in The Perfect Specimen, but that
announcement is quite premature, for she has not been signed for the role.

— Tim


WOW! What a Show!

30 Mar

March 29, 1945
Indianapolis Times

History of the Handie Talkie

— Tim


Suislide Freddie

29 Mar

Dear Flynnmates,

here is another accurate account about Errol Flynn`s best man Suicide Freddie McEvoy.

When together, they could meow the birds from the trees.…

But his panache got the playboy literally in deep waters.

The circumstances of his drowning a few meters off the coast of Morocco are as murky as his past.

He supposedly died trying to save his newly wed wife from going under.

The truth may not be as romantic as the legend.

Three crew members survived the shipwreck.

One was Manfred Lentner, a convicted murderer from Austria.

He gave three different versions of what happened that night.

Errol immediately wanted to salvage Freddie Mac`s yacht with his own money.

Why, you ask me!?

I believe the motif to be buried within the EF Enterprises script “Deep Waters”, which was supposed to be filmed in South France.

Barry Mahon was to produce and cute Corinne Calvet was to star.


— shangheinz


Flynn Digs Quiz

28 Mar

Errol rather notably stayed at a home where two Hollywood megastars later lived, one fictionally, one in real life.

Where was that home?

Three photos below added Monday, March 29, 2021, ~2:30 am:

Below photo added ~ 11pm, Monday, March 29,,2021

— Tim


Another Slap in the Face

28 Mar

March 28, 1952
New York Times

The Case of a Slap in the Face

— Tim


Les Racines du Ciel — Kiss from a Star

27 Mar

March 27, 1958
JET Magazine

— Tim



27 Mar

In 1950 a car pulls up to an historical marker in the desert on the California-Nevada border. The marker reads:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN, also known as Ghost Mountain

On March 26, 1865, a detachment of Confederate cavalry
crossed the state line into California under secret orders
from Gen. Robert E. Lee to rendezvous at Ghost Mountain
with one Cole Smith, with instructions to place the flag
atop the mountain, and though their mission failed, the
heroism displayed by these gallant men honored the cause
for which they fought so valiantly.

“In 1865, eight horsemen trek across the California desert, arriving at Ghost Mountain. Led by Captain Lafe Barstow (Errol Flynn) of the Mississippi Mountain Rifles. The eight soldiers encounter a man who calls himself California Beal (Howard Petrie). As a last desperate effort to turn the tide of the war, Barstow’s mission is to persuade Cole Smith and his 500 men to raid California on behalf of the Confederacy.”

— Tim


Diary of an Actor-Adventurer as a Young Man

26 Mar

“Beautiful spring day, warm sunshine, country beautiful. How can people fight a war in this lovely weather? Four hours train journey from here the most savage cruel patricidal war is being waged.”

So begins Errol’s Spanish Civil War Diary, eighty-four years ago today, on March 26, 1937.

Further, Errol wrote:

“Everyone is armed – some with large knives plus revolvers, but all with revolvers. The train is stopped. Plane has been heard – we are crowded with young loyalists all armed and with oddest assortment of uniforms.”

Christies wrote:

“Into the environment of violence and constant strife between fascists led by the iron-fisted Franco on the one side, and republicans and communists on the other, goes the intrepid Errol Flynn.”

Christies’ description of the diary:

“Autographed manuscript, various locations in Spain, 26th March, 1937, through at least April 2, in pencil. 74 pages, averaging at least 20 lines per page, 4 x 6 1/2 inches, bound in dark green leather over paper covers, strongly written and very legible; in very fine condition.”

— Tim


A Garden Variety Check? — Or was it for Judo Lessons?

25 Mar

Errol and the Judo Master/Prominent Nursery Owner, Sego Murakami

On March 24, 1947, Errol signed the check below to Sego Murakami, a Japanese-American Hachidan-ranked Judo legend. Why? Well, probably not for judo lessons, but, rather, for items and services for Mulholland Farm purchased from Sego’s landmark nursery, still in business and still in the family!

Errol’s Check to Sego

Historical Significance of the Sego Nursery

The Sego Nursery today.

— Tim


Another One for Olivia

24 Mar

Olivia holding her two Oscars following the Academy Award ceremonies on March 24, 1950. She won for her performance that year in “The Heiress,” and in “To Each His Own” in 1946.

— Tim