Archive for January, 2023

Errol’s Influence in Comics and on Comic creators

27 Jan

The first image is by Alex Toth,who would base his main character Jesse Bravo’s look in Bravo For Adventure off of Errol’s handsome self, and go on to base the looks of other characters he authored in Flynn’s likeness,including the infamous “Zorro”. Below that are two pieces of work by Flash Gordon’s creator Alex Raymond,with one being that of Captain Sudin (a high ranking member of Emperor Ming’s empire who would join the freemen against Ming), and the other is a poster Alex Raymond drew for Captain Blood.Last is a page from Mike Grell’s story Green Arrow:The longbow hunters,which would feature many images and references to Flynn,and a cameo by Howard Hill.

— Smordon Cluce


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Passing of Great Star and Actress Gina Lollobrigida

16 Jan

The famed Italian film actress and International movie star Gina Lollobrigida has died at age 95.  “Lollo” (nicknamed in her native Italy) starred in 67 films, including co-starring with Errol Flynn in the under-rated, comic swashbuckler, “Crossed Swords” (1954).  Miss Lollobrigida was by far a finer dramatic screen actress then her rival Sophia Loren.  On top of that Gina displayed a genuine, natural flair for comedy in such films as “Hotel Paradiso” (1966) with Alec Guiness and Robert Morley, the hilarious “Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell” (1967) with Peter Lawford, Phil Silvers, Telly Savalas, and Shelley Winters, and wartime laughs in “The Private Navy Of Sgt. O’Farrell” (1968) starring opposite lucky Bob Hope, with Jeffrey Hunter and Phyliss Diller!

Gina Lollobrigida’s passing means that as of this date there are only four, surviving leading ladies of Errol Flynn.  Whom?   Do not include the charming child actresses Patti Brady of “Never Say Goodbye” (1947), or Sherry Jackson from the unseen “Hello God” (1951), both of whom are still with us.

— Ralph Schiller


Mail Bag: Errol Flynn & Frank Sinatra Obsessed with a Four Letter Word

16 Jan

The Mail Bag brings an interesting question from Mike Harwood. Whst is the 4 letter word Errol Flynn and Frank Sinatra were obsessed with?

Hi there,

Did you ever find out what the four-letter word beginning with M was that Flynn & Sinatra were supposedly obsessed with?
There’s a copy of the Saga magazine on abebooks but the international postage would be twice the cost of the magazine for me.  The seller does include a picture of the article but the answer is evidently on the next page!
I’m wondering if it is a woman’s name like Mary, possibly an actress, but it would be a funny way of referring to a person!
Mike Harwood.
Thanks, Mike!

— David DeWitt



16 Jan

the passing- 81 years ago today:

” Carole Lombard’s tragic death means that something of gaiety and beauty have been taken from the world at a time we need it the most.” ~ Errol Flynn

— Karl

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Mail Bag! What Errol Flynn Books Have You Read?

08 Jan

Our great friend Jan van der Vliet shows us his bookshelf today and asks What Errol Flynn books have you read?

Thanks, Jan …

— David DeWitt



03 Jan

Based on a recent post, here is the entire series of photos from the shooting of Dodge City from the book by Mr Fegerl. He asked me to share it.

— Inga


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