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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

 

Into Dodge

18 May

Dear Flynnstones,

above you see Errol and his buddy Air Bud Ernst leaving for the grand premiere of Dodge City.

The line up of this star studded extravaganza was impressive.

It even featured a special event what looks like a (shotgun?) wedding.


A pierced penny for who can spot the Duke in this picture.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Wanted: Errol Flynn

18 May

Dear Flynnstones,

our man Flynn was a catch for Jack Warner in many ways.

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz

 

Lock, Stock and Errol

15 May

Dear Flynnstones,

“If the lock doesn’t click, you must acquit.“

Enjoy,

 

 

— shangheinz

 

From London with Love

23 Feb

Dear Flynnstones,

Austrian magazine Film+Funk ran a home story on Family Flynn in February of 1957.

They visit an Errol in great form in Great Britain.

All eyes are on little Arnella as she visits her Pa on the set of his TV-series.

She tears at his fake czar like beard and shakes hands with the “most important person“ on the lot, producer Norman Williams- „…the man who‘s handing me my pay cheque…“

TV in the 60s meant less work than for a movie with equal pay and a nation wide exposure.

No wonder our Hollywood hero felt revived.

After work saw the perfect papa coming home to wife, kid, Swiss nanny and parrot Guapa.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Flynn and Frankenstein

15 Feb

Dear Flynnstones,

on June 24, 1954 at midnight Errol attended “The Night of 100 Stars“, a charity event staged at the London Palladium and hosted by Noel Coward.

He met amongst others Boris Karloff, Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks, Vivian Leigh and Michael Redgrave.

One famous photo was taken of Flynn, though not with Frankie, but with Larry.

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz

 

Quick with a Smoke

21 Dec

Dear Flynnstones,

now how about this lonesome, handsome and then some cowboy!

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Bucket List

22 Nov

Dear Flynnstones,

according to the annals of Schlosshotel Gerhus, a luxurious residence shaped after an Italian Renaissance Palais and situated in Grunewald, it was the site of an In(famous) like Flynn night.

While Errol stayed in Berlin for the Biennale of 1957, he took part in a fine wine degustation there.

Unaccustomed to merely sipping and tasting different wine sorts, our Hollywood hero soon became bored with the procedure. He saw no point in disposing the rest of your glass into a champagne bucket that was passed around and waiting his turn for a refill.

Immediately he started to down the grape juices like Vodka shots.

Roli, as called amicably by the German public, may have thought he owed his audience and put up a stiff performance.

At a certain point he wrestled the bucket away from the waiter and drank the whole mix in one heartily gulp.

Needless to say, he had to lie down thereafter.

Which goes to show, that he who lives by the bottle, will die by the bucket.

Enjoy,

 

 

 

 

 

— shangheinz

 

Tap Fence

20 Nov


Dear Flynnstones,

even while crossing swords the tandem of Errolivia was a congenial duo. Much like Ginger and Fred the ballet of Blood looks beautiful.

Enjoy,

 

 

— shangheinz

 

In a Sherwood State of Mind

15 Nov

Dear Flynnstones,

rinse and shine. Here you see an early bird Errol having his Robin Hood make up applied. Maid Marian in mind and awaiting another arrow splitting, dear Baz purring and Curtiz cursing forestal day in office.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz