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Errol Flynn On Screen, Stage & Cartoons?

27 Jun

During Flynn’s career at Warner Brothers he probably appeared in every type of feature, featurette and short subject possible. But little is mentioned of his career in cartoons. Here are three of them where references, or more, are made about Errol.

— Topper

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn’s Hobart with Ross Schnioffsky Part 4!

24 Jun

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Day Two (Part 3) of my Errol Flynn/Hobart Adventure – 60 Duke Street, Hobart

As a child, Errol lived in a number of different houses and lodgings in Hobart, which reflects the unsettled and restless life of his parents. Over the next few days, I will post images of these various “homes” of the young Errol. The first one in Duke Street is a fine and fairly standard Hobart residence, and at the nearby junction of Duke and Parliament Street you can see a scattering of snow on Mount Wellington. Parliament Street is about 20 m from Errol’s home. 
In 1919, the Flynns were living at this address. The small plaque shows the year that the house was built. The 10 year old Errol allegedly conducted his infamous experiment with “the living bracelet of ducks” in the backyard.

Thanks Ross!

— David DeWitt

 
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Mail Bag! Errol Flynn’s Hobart with Ross Schnioffsky P.3!

24 Jun

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When Errol was a little tot of about three years old, his mother would take him to the nearby sheltered beach or thereabouts where she taught him to swim. By his accounts, one of the few good things she did for him. The reserve is now a dog friendly area where dogs can be unleashed and run free. Errol would have appreciated this aspect of the reserve. The local council have marked this area with some appropriate signage, but it took a lot of effort by local Errol Flynn fans, particularly Steve and Genene Randall to make the signage happen. Steve and Genene were my guides on day two and more on them later.
The houses are opposite the small beach which is appropriately named Short Beach and little Errol would have seen and walked past them. The 1909 sign is actually part of a Hobart sculpture trail and celebrates Errol’s birth year

Thanks, Ross!

 

— David DeWitt

 
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Mail Bag! Errol Flynn’s Hobart with Ross Schnioffsky Part 2!

24 Jun

Mail Bag Part two from Ross Schnioffsky!

Day Two of my Errol Flynn/Hobart Adventure – Good Morning Hobart!
It’s so easy to see why Errol loved the sea. It was all around him and in his blood from the day he was born …

Thanks, Ross!

— David DeWitt

 
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Mail Bag! Errol Flynn’s Hobart with Ross Schnioffsky!

24 Jun

Ross Schnioffsky sends us news about his recent trip to the birthplace of Errol Flynn in Hobart, Tasmania … Russ says:

I thought it might be a good idea to celebrate Errol Flynn’s birthday in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. So here I am. Errol was born on this day, June 20 in 1909 and this afternoon I was standing in front of the building where he was born. It is now an apartment complex. Some sections of the original building still exist. The other buildings are nearby and in the same street. Already I am in love with Hobart.

Thanks, Russ!

 

— David DeWitt

 
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Errol Flynn!

20 Jun

June 20, 1909 – June 20, 2023!

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Covers the World!

20 Jun

Just taking a break from the countless magazine covers Flynn did in the U.S., so
here is a miniature collection of a foreign few from 1951.

— Topper

 

Mail Bag! Granddaughter of Michael Curtiz!

12 Jun

The Mail Bag bring most interesting news!

Hi David,

my friend, Mrs. Ilona Ryder (Curtiz call « The Errol Flynn Blog), the granddaughter of Michael Curtiz, follows the EF Blog and would like to connect with all Flynnmates interested in a conversation with her on her FB homepage: Michael Curtiz – Director of Casablanca | Beaumont AB | Facebook

Thanks and hugs,
Heinz

— David DeWitt

 
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Errol in the Dawn Patrol Makeup Chair!

12 Jun

Errol is busy in the middle of the month of August, 1938, working on Dawn Patrol. These pics show how the make-up was applied, the old-fashioned way without any special equipment or applicators. Just blow it on. It came out just right.

A couple of related candid shots about a real war hero and the planes they used during the making of the picture.

Errol also received good news about a pay raise!

— Topper

 

From Benny not a Penny

12 Jun

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Dear Flynnstones,

look what I refound amongst the material I have gathered over the years on Errol‘s half finished William Tell film- an appearance on the BBC Show “In Town tonight“ from November 1953.

I remember a conversation with this blog‘s own Inga, when she posted a list of all Flynn radio outings. I said I thought that it was a TV  show, because I had seen a clip from it. Matter of factly it may have been both. Despite being broadcast only into the ether, Robin Hood hawking for £ 50.000 in order to become Will Tell was too interesting to not put on camera also.

By the end of the year, he would have the money (not from United Artists boss Arthur B. Krim, not from Brother Warner), spend it elsewhere and move to England to do three movies there.

Instead resuming Tell with a different script & director two years later, it became apparent that the scenes already in the cans would stick out like an arrow from a head. Reshooting was not an option. The apple shot had been missed.

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz