Liv and Niv plus some Div‘

19 Oct

Dear Flynnstones,


— shangheinz


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  1. Karl

    October 19, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Dear Rhyming Shang… what (further) can you giv on the div?

    • shangheinz

      October 19, 2022 at 3:54 pm


      KK, the pic gives a date (June 1st 1938, probably at the premiere of Dawn Patrol) but no clue on Errol‘s chaperon. In the image above she is already out of the picture. The lady looks like Lili on an off day, matter of fact Tiger Lil must have taken the night off. I can only reckon that the girl was friendly with Olivia.

      • Karl

        October 20, 2022 at 11:12 am

        You have provided a possible answer by the addition of a new “player” and moving a previous one (to the right) partially out… I’m thinking (with a slightly different hairstyle in the photo I attach) the woman in question is the wife of “Major Brand”.


        • shangheinz

          October 20, 2022 at 5:26 pm

          Oui, oui, could be, Karl! Unlike Sherlock Holmes who said the ear is most indicative, here the nose seems to point in the right direction. As far as the event goes, we know the pictures are almost all the time dated wrongly. Can‘t be the premiere of DP, unless the were showing the rushes. The EF Chronology is always a good resort for pinpointing a day in the life of Errol. Bravo Bernadette!

      • bernadette924

        October 20, 2022 at 1:49 pm

        The picture is Olivia at the Coronation Ball for King George VI on May 12, 1937. She went with David Niven and had supper at Errol’s home with Mrs. Lewis Milestone who Errol escorted.

        • Karl

          October 20, 2022 at 2:07 pm

          The… website displays Heinz’s original photo in its collection with the following caption:


          Both of Heinz’s photos appear to me from the SAME event- take note of Errol’s complete attire.

          • bernadette924

            October 20, 2022 at 4:14 pm

            Karl,in thr book written by Robert Matzen Errol and Olivia Ego and Obsession in Golden Hollywood on pages 52 and 53 the exact pictures that are posted in this blog prove they were taken at the Coronation Ball at the Ambassador Hotel at 12:01 on May 12,1937. Sincerely,bernadette924

            • bernadette924

              October 20, 2022 at 4:17 pm

              Karl,I am talking About the first two pictures not the one with Basil Rathbone in the third picture.

              • Karl

                October 21, 2022 at 5:38 pm

                Good sleuthing Bernadette and do ditto Shang’s sentiments for both you and the ULTIMATE in such (time-line-an) reference works!

                Speaking of which, filming for the Dawn Patrol begins 10 & 11 August 1938, ends 18 September 1938, with a preview on 12 December 1938, (and from another source: opens nationally on 24 December 1938) and confirms your earlier date and information.

  2. shangheinz

    October 27, 2022 at 4:31 pm


    Liv‘n‘Niv at another date.