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Rory Flynn Coronado Film Festival 2021!

14 Nov

Rory Flynn with actor Richard Dryfus and his wife Stella for Rory’s speaking engagement (joined on stage by Richard) for a showing of CRUISE OF THE ZACA at the Coronado Hotel …

Thanks, Rory!

— David DeWitt

 

Rory Flynn Restores John Decker Portrait!

28 Jul

Rory Flynn, daughter of Errol Flynn announces on the blog today that she has fully restored the famous John Decker portrait of her father:

During my childhood this portrait always hung at Mulholland Farm in my father’s den … the artist was John Decker most famous for his portraits and characterizations of Hollywood celebrities Katherine Hepburn, Buster Keaton, John Barrymore, Jimmy Durante and others as historical figures.

He was quite well-known, and a friend of my father who invested in an art gallery with him in Hollywood, and I think he painted this in 1947… many years later, another wife later, the portrait was taken to Jamaica where it remained for about 25 years when it was almost completely destroyed in a hurricane.

The water damage was horrible.

My stepmother relocated it to the basement where it sat all these years until I was able to retrieve it after her death. I handed it over to the art curator John Short and John Hamm who run the North Carolina Gallery of Fine Art where it was beautifully and miraculously restored to its former condition with almost exactly the same frame that my father had made for it.

I am thrilled and excited to have this hanging in my home and I can’t thank these gentlemen enough for the year that it took for them to restore it …

 

Rory Flynn with Curator John Short

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… thanks, Rory!


“North Carolina Gallery of Fine Art specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century museum quality art. Our special exhibit is the “Face of Lincoln” bronze sculpture by Robert Merrell Gage (American 1892-1981). The gallery also provides art restoration services for paintings and frames, art appraisals and the professional curation of small private and business art collections”

ncgfa.com…

— David DeWitt

 

“An Unscrupulous Writer”

12 Jul

On July 11, 1981, UPI reported that Rory and Deirdre sued low-life Chuck Higham, correctly describing him as:

“An unscrupulous writer with gross imagination given to extravagant charges, deceit and defamation of deceased persons as his modus operandi of authorship.”

“A skilled and practiced character assassin who used the law preventing libel suits of relatives of a deceased person to defame the family without any threat of legal action.”

UPI News Report

Our Man Flynn by Tony Thomas
Tony Thomas cites another outrageously unscrupulous writer and notorious fraud in his “Our Man Flynn” article -Falseman Capote.

Brava Rory & Deirdre!!

— Tim

 

Kiddin´kiddos of Hollywood heroes

12 Oct

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

memories are made of this, when the children of LOU COSTELLO, ERROL FLYNN, CLARK GABLE,TYRONE POWER,CHICO MARX & JOHNNY WEISSMULLER reminisce.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Story with Rory

28 Mar

With a Great Photo and Compliment, from and about Her Presentation at the 2015 TCM Classic Movie Festival

Rory at TCM 2015

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— Tim

 

Who Wrote This?

17 Jan

Today and tomorrow will be the Flynn place to be, Flynncluding at the Coronado Library, which is hosting some of the many great events at the Coronado Island Film Festival.

As did Errol himself, numerous Flynn Crowd celebrities used to visit Coronado. One notable Flynnsider who lived on the island wrote the following tribute to the Coronado Library. Who was she or he?

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Here are some displays now in the library:

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— Tim

 

Marilyn Monroe Music Videos

16 Jan

This being the inaugural weekend of the Coronado Island Film Festival, here a couple of timely music video tributes to Errol’s friend, Marilyn:

Now and Then from the Hotel Del Coronado, Errol’s old stomping grounds:

Marilyn!

— Tim

 

Coronado Island Film Festival – One Week Away

08 Jan

Next Weekend: January 15-18, 2016

On Coronado, California — Early Hollywood Playground & “The Birthplace of Naval Aviation”

Coronado Film Festival Program

Meet & Greet with Sean & Rory!!
online.publicationprinters.com… [See pages 80 & 81 for Rory & Sean’s Tribute to Errol]

— Tim

 

CIFF – T Minus 2

02 Jan

The Coronado Island Film Festival, January 15-18

Featuring Errol, Rory & Sean Flynn

Hosted by Leonard Maltin

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Errol at the Holtel del Pool

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— Tim

 

Around the World for Eighty Years

11 Dec

Happy Birthday, Captain Blood!

December 1935: The Christmas Season Errol & Olivia Changed the Cinematic World.

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And thank you, Rory & Sean! Much Success in Coronado!!

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— Tim