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FYI: A MOST interesting late photo…

26 Apr

for sale on eBay from 1959, with a signature with an exaggerated upper loop on the 2 Es, as well as in the autographic style of possibly an earlier time.

Listing description:

ORIGINAL VINTAGE 8″ X 10″ PROMOTIONAL AUTOGRAPHED GLOSSY FINISH PHOTO BY. .ERROL FLYN ,DEDICATED TO CUBAN NEWSPAPER “EL DIARIO DE LA MARINA” IN HIS VISIT TO CUBA IN 1959

— Karl

 
 

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  1. Ralph Schiller

    April 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Karl, thanks for posting this great late photo of Errol Flynn. By the time he was in Cuba making that miserable film “Cuban Rebel Girls”, Flynn had dropped considerable weight which made him look much younger.

     
  2. robjack

    April 27, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Hi Karl & Ralph
    This is certainly the best pic I’ve seen of Errol in 1959. Its true his weight loss during his Cuba visit did make a impact on his appearance
    RJ

     
  3. shangheinz

    April 27, 2022 at 7:16 am

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    Great find, Karl! Errol looking lean and keen, coming straight from the barber‘s as it seems. Most interesting is, that he got himself some muscle (a weightlifter!) for the trip.

     
    • Karl

      April 27, 2022 at 1:39 pm

      Photofantastical Heinz-

      Talk about another most interesting EARLY photo!

      Can’t tell if if that is an early iteration of a Richard the 3rd nose, or Cagney all suited up for a fire- and as for the fellow on the left?

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      www.theerrolflynnblog.com…

       
      • shangheinz

        April 27, 2022 at 5:02 pm

        King Karl, this royal boasts the most regal nose. But he didn‘t borrow it from Cagney, most likely it came from O’Welley- www.grunge.com…
        Now we know where Errol got this idea from, as recounted in MWWW.

         
  4. Karl

    April 28, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Man of (Photo) Mystery Heinz- I KNOW of that Orsonian appendage story (courtesy of positively captivating Jeanne Moreau) and… contributing to an equal balance of proboscian secrets on the other side, the dancer Anne Miller had one as well (and supposedly LB Mayer, her one time paramour, in order to control her… would take it and she THEN would NOT leave the house.

    All trivia though now, set aside, and to point my nose in the right direction, who (IN ACTUALITY) are the 2 gentleman in YOUR supplied photo?

    As the saying goes: ” I got’s to know.”

     
    • Ralph Schiller

      April 28, 2022 at 5:20 pm

      I think this portrait picture of Errol Flynn is actually from the mid 1950’s and not 1959.

       
    • shangheinz

      April 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm

      Karl, I think Ralph got a point here- match point matter of fact. Errol looks more big boodlian than Cuban rebel girlish. My pic allegedly depicts an unnamed Flynn travel companion at the time of his Castro visit. From the build I immediately thought of Frank Spellman, war photographer and US weightlifting Olympian. Confirmation needed!

       
      • Karl

        April 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm

        Here’s a little more of that story (parley vous Francais?), and by way of illustration:

        www.actuabd.com…

         
        • shangheinz

          April 29, 2022 at 3:22 am

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          Oui, Oui…Che? The graphic novel mirrors Errol‘s colorful choice of Cuban clothing.

           
 
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