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Who is Errol’s Friend?

30 Aug

Nice Candid from Northern Persuit!

— David DeWitt

 
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Nice Colorized Photos of Errol Flynn

30 Aug

— David DeWitt

 
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Mail Bag! Lorraine Issa with her friend … Errol Flynn!

09 Aug

Special thanks to Suzanne Issa who sends this wonderful candid of her mother Lorraine Issa in Kingston, Jamaica with her friend … Errol Flynn!

 

— David DeWitt

 
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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

 

With Photagrapher Giacolumbo, Venice, 1953

26 Jul

— David DeWitt

 
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Flynn Hanging Out Where He Loved to be!

01 Jul

— David DeWitt

 

Flyin’ Like Flynns

02 Jun

Three weeks after the world premier of The Adventures of Robin Hood on May 14, 1938, Errol and Lili fly on Western Air Express.

Photo published in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner on June 2, 1938.

— Gentleman Tim

 

London: May 6, 1958

07 May

Errol and Beverly at the Lido Club

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Nice Photo

20 Jan

January 21, 195O, Nice, France:

“Bearded Flynn, returned from India where he played the lead role in a movie. Above, still wearing the beard he needed for the role, he leaves his car to board his private yacht. Before leaving for India, he announced his engagement to Romanian Princess Irene Gykha.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Future Warner Bros Star, Errol Flynn … 1935!

21 Nov

One month before the Warner Brothers release of Captain Blood on December 19, 1935 …

— David DeWitt

 
 
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