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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas………..🎁x11

05 Jan

The Baron’s Left for Boca………..

January 5, 1940 (Eighty Years Ago Today)

Motion Picture Daily

“Errol Flynn left Hollywood yesterday for a two-week vacation in Boca Raton.”

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Boca Raton had only 723 residents in 1940. When in town, Errol occasionally hid from Warner Brothers at the beachfront home of his friend Fred Neilson, president of Sikorsky Aviation Corp. (The location of which I was actually at tonight.) He used Boca as his headquarters for excursions to Cap’s Place (Nightclub/Casino) in Lighthouse Point, the Delray Arcade (Nightclub/Casino) in Delray Beach, the Everglades for hunting, Fort Lauderdale for fishing, and, of course, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, across the Intracoastal Waterway from Fred Neilsen’s home on what is now called A1A.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Day in the Life of Flynn – January 5, 1940

06 Jan

Motion Picture Daily

“Errol Flynn left Hollywood yesterday for a two-week vacation in Boca Raton.”

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When Flynn visited Boca in those days, a town of only a few thousand residents before WWII, he was known to visit the world famous Boca Raton Resort, Cap’s Place restaurant and casino (where FDR and Churchill dined during there planning their taking down of Hitler and Hirohoto),and the legendary Delray Arcade Tap Room, all still here and all pictured below. He also fished off the coast of Ft. Lauderale, and is said to have also liked hunting in the Everglades.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Toasting Errol’s 111th Birthday at the Very Wooden Bar He Drank at in the 1930s

22 Jun

June 20, 2020, at the Old Arcade Tap Room in Delray Beach, Florida

Conveniently if not coincidentally, the Happy Birthday lights were there when we arrived to toast!

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The Baron in Boca

— Gentleman Tim

 
 
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