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Errol Flynn receives honorable mention from Robert Mitchum’s daughter.

02 May

Errol Flynn given credit in new book for speaking out against animal abuse in movies.

In an interview hosted by Dave Davies (who was filling in for Terry Gross) on the radio program “Fresh Air” broadcast on National Public Radio on March 21st, 2016…

Patrina Day Mitchum, daughter of actor Robert Mitchum, and coauthor of the book Hollywood Hoofbeats gives credit to Errol Flynn “after he went public with his disillusionment from the way horses were treated in Charge of the Light Brigade” that resulted in the American Humane Society’s oversight of the treatment of animals in films. She went on to say, “So we have Mr. Flynn to thank for that wonderful advocacy for equine actors.”

The full text of the inteview and the author’s other remarks about Errol Flynn can be found at:…

For those interested in the book:
Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television by Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: i5 Press (November 11, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620081334
ISBN-13: 978-1620081334

— Jerry Canaday


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Errol Flynn at the White House

27 Mar

While searching the Franklin D. Roosevelt online library, I happened to remember that EF had been photographed with FDR. I also recalled that he wrote a letter to Eleanor Roosevelt on behalf of his friend Dr Erben who was trying to emigrate to the US.  I searched the FDR website and found an entry in the President’s calendar indicating that EF had dinner at the White House on January 29th, 1939, and attended a play (Outward Bound) afterwards. The list includes the other guests as well. The link to the calendar entry is:…

I’ve attached screen capture for reference.EF at White House Calendar Entry


— Jerry Canaday


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