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Archive for the ‘Collectibles’ Category

Tid Bits, March 18, 1955 & Avenita Hotel, Barcelona …

02 Mar

Special Thanks to Karl Holmberg …

 

— David DeWitt

 

Late Note with Errol Flynn – A Story with Rory

25 Feb

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sittin’ Like Flynn?

16 Feb

February 15, 1938

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

At the Belfast School attended by Errol Flynn, they’ve made the star’s old desk a sign of honor. The student with the highest grades of the week gets to sit in it for five days. Desk was identified by a carved inscription on the back: “Errol Flynn, 1926.”

Falsely identied, says Flynn. He remembers the incident and says that he carved his name on the desk in front of him.

Here’s how Errol looked circa the time of this alleged desk signing.

A school desk signed in 1926 Belfast by Errol Flynn? I believe that would be Errol’s most rare and valuable autograph … if it indeed ever existed! Perhaps they should have said Australia, rather than Northern Ireland. Or did Errol really attend school in Belfast???? (Possibly before or after his admission into or expulsion from Sydney Church of England Grammar(aka “Shore”)?) I think that would be news to me. In any case, what school, and what happened to the desk/where is it now??

— Gentleman Tim

 

Nice Collection & Errol Flynn Photo from Marilyn Hunte!

27 Oct

Thanks for sharing, Marilyn …

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Flynn Signs on the Dotted Line!

22 Oct

— David DeWitt

 

Chile & Lili

03 Oct

For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.

www.hollywoodreporter.com…

One of the supermodel’s most iconic vintage looks featured in the book is a silver fringe slip dress once owned by Errol Flynn’s wife that she paired over a Calvin Klein slip dress and wore to the premiere of Oscar-winning film Ed Wood in which then-boyfriend Johnny Depp played the campy B-movie director.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Collector

03 Oct

In 1961, Morris Everett Jr. wandered into a New York store filled with vintage movie stock. As Everett flipped through the glossy stills and painted lithographs, his mind reverted back to the excitement of watching Errol Flynn on the big screen, and he thought, Ahhh, this is for me.

That day, he bought a lobby card from Flynn’s 1936 movie Charge of the Light Brigade.

He put it in a desk drawer in his fraternity house, unable to shake the feeling of his first purchase and the impact movies had on him.

For Everett, movie photos and posters are portals to the past, able to transport a viewer to the exact place and state of mind they were in when they first saw a film. Whenever he walks past a poster of Charge of the Light Brigade, he still “feels an inner glow,” he says.

clevelandmagazine.com…

Morris has collected more than 3 million movie photos and 200,000 posters capturing the splashy and storied history of American filmmaking. He is widely regarded the most significant collector of movie stills and posters in the world.

And after decades spent working with films both famous and those quickly forgotten, which does Everett claim to be his favorite?

“Robin Hood, the one with Errol Flynn.”

www.news-herald.com…

It is unclear which Charge of the Light Brigade lobby card first gave Morris such a charge, however, the following are likely candidates. Below the Charge lobby cards is a collage of a few dozen items from Everett’s actual collection.

— Gentleman Tim

 

US Navy Fight Team! Gentleman Jim!

25 Aug

— David DeWitt

 
 

Errol Flynn AFTRA Contract, 1957 …

04 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

Errol Signing a Letter!

01 Aug

— David DeWitt