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01 Jun

Lets go back in time when the movie years were golden. There was no Television and nearly everyone went to the movies on a weekly basis to see their favorite movie stars. It was an important time in motion picture history. It was an exciting time for all of the fans to see the stars on the big screen. Here are some photo of those great theater marquis and the fans who waited in line with much anticipation to see them as they were meant to be seen…. “On the big screen!”

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— Kevin Wedman


”THE DAWN PATROL” (1938) airplane found while being restored.

22 Apr

I came across an article of the discovery of a ”N28 WW1 aircraft ”Hero” used by Errol Flynn in the movie ”THE DAWN PATROL”. While it didn’t actually fly, there are numerous scenes where we can see Flynn climbing in and out of the plane and the plane taxiing with Flynn inside (probably being pushed on the ground). Used in the movie were WWI Nieuport 28’s (there were 4 of them). This was the last movie these planes appeared in, so it still retained the movie camouflage from 1938 (although worn after 70 years). After the movie, they resided in storage at Orange County airport, and eventually they were sold and restored in the UK in the 90’s, flown for awhile, and in the late 1990’s sold to a private collector. The new owner noticed there were painted designs on the aircraft panels when new paint was removed. The aircraft was researched and traced back to being used in the movie. As seen in the pictures, the panel design was on the bare shell of the plane before being removed for the restoration of the plane. This piece measures 18″ x 27″. When looking at detailed pictures, the paint and markings on the other panel from this plane can be matched up exactly with a picture from the movie. The aircraft now on display at the Army Airforce Museum.

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— Kevin Wedman



16 Mar

Errol-Flynn-2015 Both Warner Bros contract stars and good friends Errol Flynn and Alexis Smith were loaned out to MGM to star in different films in 1949: Flynn in, ”THAT FORSYTE WOMAN” and Alexis in, ”ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY”. While there they would meet in the commissary, They found few people would talk or say hello to them. They were surprised how cold and unfriendly MGM was VS. WB. They were glad when they had the opportunity to see each other while both were making a film there. Here is a candid photo of Flynn as Soames and Alexis as
Lon Kyng. The photo speaks for itself.

— Kevin Wedman


”OBJECTIVE BURMA” (1945) Dick Erdman interview on Errol Flynn.

13 Mar

OBJECTIVE BURMADick (Richard) Erdman (born on June 1, 1925)
”Actor Richard Erdman Remembers Errol Flynn, An Interview” (March, 2010).
Q: One of your most famous war films you made is ”Objective, Burma!” (1945).
A: Yes. That was one of the first really brutal war pictures; it broke a lot of ground. Raoul Walsh directed it.
Q; I like it because there’s not a lot of phony Hollywood drama crammed into it. It’s a very nuts-and-bolts procedural about infantry tactics and combat operations. You could almost run it for troops today as a training film.
A: I remember it was a miserable shoot. We did most of it during the summer up on that hill overlooking Warner Bros., and a swamp out in Pasadena on Lucky Baldwin’s old estate. We were out there, up to our necks in goddamn slime, carrying those guns through that swamp… it was awful. Two guys got killed on that shoot. One of them fell off a parallel, and another backed into—I can’t remember what—but it broke his spine and killed him.
Now Errol Flynn was a terrific guy; I liked him a lot. When that guy fell off the parallel, somebody said they should take his body to a hospital, but this unit manager we had—this son of a bitch—growled, “We’ll get this last shot, and take care of him when we go to lunch!” Errol said, very politely, “No, we stop shooting right now. Get that man to a hospital.” …and he walked off the set!
I remember the very first day, they brought us these awful lunches—powdered eggs and stewed tomatoes—just a shitty, awful lunch… and they served Errol the same thing! He took one look at that, and had it sent down to Jack Warner’s office, with a message: “We get decent food up here by two o’clock, or we stop shooting.” There was an actor named Frank Tang, who had a restaurant downtown called Tang’s. He said to Flynn, “You want Chinese food?” Thirty minutes later, they were unloading it for us. Flynn took the bill… and gave it to Warner!
Q;He took care of his men. Just like in the film. Thank you Mr. Erdman!

— Kevin Wedman

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”NORTHERN PURSUIT” (1943) FLYNN’S final lines had audiences laughing.

12 Mar

Northern Pursuit (1943) In 1943 Errol Flynn was accused of statutory rape and made the front pages of not only the gossip columns but all news papers. He would be acquitted of all charges. His star status actually increased from the publicity. All 4 of his films in 1942-43 were highly successful earning over 2 million dollars per film. But, for the first time in his career his reputation became the bad boy of Hollywood and became the ‘butt of jokes’. Which was something new to him. Instead of resisting, he played along with the womanizing comments. During the filming ”NORTHERN PURSUIT”, he played a Canadian Mountie and ended the film by assuring his bride Julie Bishop that he has known many girls, but she is the only one he ever loved. Then, turning and confiding with the audience, he blurts out: ”What am I saying?” Everyone loved it. Northern_pursuit

— Kevin Wedman


”IT’S A GREAT FEELING” (1949) FLYNN makes funny cameo appearance.

11 Mar

It-s-a-Great-Feeling-doris-day-26057409-1067-800 Doris Day plays a waitress in the Warner Bros. Commissary wanting to be an actress in movies but decides to give it all up and returns home to Goerkes Corner, Wisconsin to marry long-time sweetheart Jeffrey Bushdinkle who turns out to be Errol Flynn. A highly entertaining and funny film in Technicolor.



— Kevin Wedman


”THAT FORSYTE WOMAN” (1949) Greer Garson reflected.

09 Mar

that forsyte saga“His life was one of highs and lows, and he burned himself out much too soon. In thinking of him, let us remember, above all, that to millions of people the world over he brought exhilarating and joyous entertainment, and lifted their imagination and their spirits out of the doldrums and tensions of day-to-day living with a glorious vision of adventure, chivalry, and romance.”
–Greer Garson.

— Kevin Wedman


”THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN” (1948) Final scene. Cameo by Nora Eddington.

09 Mar


Nora Eddington was Flynn's second wife (m. 1943–1949) who raised two lovely daughters, Deirdre and Rory.

Nora Eddington was Flynn’s second wife (m. 1943–1949) who raised two lovely daughters, Deirdre and Rory.


— Kevin Wedman

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07 Mar

edge of darkness on set ”He was one of the wild characters of the world, but he had a strange, quiet side. He camouflaged himself completely. In all the years I knew him, I never really knew what lay underneath and I doubt if many people did.”
–Ann Sheridan on Errol Flynn.

— Kevin Wedman


Errol Flynn visits Olivia de Havilland and Black Kitten while Filming Different Movies

02 Mar

strawberryblonde_optThis is an interesting and touching photo that shows Olivia and Errol’s friendship was strong beyond working on the same films. Here Olivia is filming ”THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE”, while Errol visits her from his filming ”FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK.” (1941).

— Kevin Wedman