06 Nov




@ The Coronado Island Film Festival

Saturday, November 13, 2021…


Join preeminent film historian Leonard Maltin and Errol Flynn’s daughter Rory Flynn for a presentation and screening celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the rarely seen documentary short, Cruise of the Zaca. They will share inside stories and anecdotes, very rare photographs, and little-known history of Errol Flynn’s travels to Coronado, his love of the sea and sailing, and the film’s surprising connection to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  


Also in attendance will be a very special guest, Hollywood legend, and Academy Award Winner, Richard Dreyfuss.


In this documentary short, Errol Flynn captains his world-renowned yacht, Zaca – widely regarded as “the most beautiful schooner in the world” – on a fascinating scientific voyage from La Jolla to Acapulco. Onboard were the world’s most famous marine biologist, Carl Hubbs from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Errol Flynn’s father, Theodore Flynn, an also internationally renowned biologist. 


While in Acapulco, Flynn skippered the Zaca and assisted in the filming of Orson Welles’ film noir classic, The Lady from Shanghai, starring both Welles and Rita Hayworth, with a covert cameo by Flynn himself.

From Acapulco, Errol conducted a treasure-hunting expedition on Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica, then sailed the Zaca through the Caribbean, ultimately landing in Jamaica,  It was an adventure only Errol Flynn could have so successfully undertaken and filmed.

I want to take this time to give TIM REID a massive Errol Flynn KUDOS for coming up with this unique idea and making it a reality for all to enjoy.  If you are in the Los Angeles and San Deigo area you must go to see this CRUISE OF THE ZACA on a big screen and meet Rory Flynn and a few other celebrities.

— Jack Marino


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  1. tassie devil

    November 7, 2021 at 12:15 am

    jack what a coup to get this in LA wish we could be there for this. Will you be attending. Take LOTS of pics if you do. God Bless Genene and Steve

  2. Jack Marino

    November 7, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Hi Genene and Steve,

    Unfortunately I can’t make it, I have a prior engagement to go to during that week. Tim will be taking photos and some video, I’ll be able to post them here for everyone to enjoy.


  3. David DeWitt

    November 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Rory will send us some photos! Sadly, Tim can’t publish anything here on the blog …