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“He Was Born For This” — December 2, 1859

02 Dec

Errol’s Cinematic Connection to One of the Most Consequential Events in American History – The Hanging of John Brown on December 2, 1959 – Which Resulted in the Election of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and All the Race-Related Controversies and Conflicts that have Ensued in the United States, to This Very Day.


— Gentleman Tim

 

Never Say Goodbye Meets Jive Bomber and Babalu

22 Nov

November 22, 1946
At the Strand in Manhattan

Jive Bomber

Led by Ray McKinley, famed drummer for Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band

Babalu by Señor Babalu

A Sensational Vocal and Dance Performance!

I Remember You
Lorraine and Ragnon

Lorraine’s husband and dance partner, Roy Ragnon, died in a plane crash during a WW II USO tour. Lorraine suffered very serious injuries from that same crash, and made an heroic comeback as a singer and comedienne, thus performing without her husband at the New York premier of Never Say Goodbye. This crash was depicted in the Susan Hayward film, With a Song in My Heart.


— Gentleman Tim

 

Remember, Remember – The Fifth of November

04 Nov

The Fifth of November, 2020

A Timely Interruption

“The film V for Vendetta is a wonderful mix of Phantom of the Opera, Errol Flynn, and the Count of Monte Cristo, combined with modern day reaction to government overreach.”

“V is a beautiful spectacle of a film, with heavy doses of Shakespeare and Errol Flynn…”

“V is an anti-hero character … with an endearing Errol Flynn like persona.”

“V is dashing and sympathetic, like an anarchist Errol Flynn.”

“The film does a phenomenal job of insinuating flippant Errol Flynn…”

Can You Hear It?

Errol-like Repartee and Fight Scene

— Gentleman Tim

 

Pat Wymore Sing and Dance 1951 …

29 Jun

— David DeWitt

 

“History is history”

30 Dec

December 28, 1937

Hollywood Citizen News

Sidney Skolsky Presents
Watching Them Make Pictures

Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, and a crowd of extras are getting ready to play a scene for the picture, Robin Hood.

The setting is Nottingham Castle in England, and a feast is about to take place. Errol Flynn is Robin Hood, and Claude Rains is Prince John. The extras, dressed as knights, stand out in their shining armor. Director Mike Curtiz seems out of place, wearing trousers and a sweater.

Dirctor Curtiz gives the signal that he is ready. The cameras are turning. Robin Hood Flynn, lugging a deer, walks toward the banquet table. Here Prince John, with meats and wines before him, is entertaining. Robin Hood Flynn offers him the deer for the feast.

It is then that Prince John interrupts the scene and becomes Claude Rains.

He says to Curtiz, “Mike, I forgot to tell you something. I’ve been doing some research on the part. And according to history, Prince John was a vegetarian, and he never drank wine.”

Miss de Havilland and Mr. Rathbone, standing at the banquet table, are amazed, but say that history is history.

But this doesn’t stop director Curtiz. He says: “We need this big scene for the picture. In the movies we don’t make historical pictures, we make history.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Pray Tell!

17 Dec

Errol Flynn’s William Tell

“The Story of the Uncompleted 1953 CinemaScope Film”

— Gentleman Tim

 

No Buffalo in Modesto

02 Dec

But it’s a great excuse to steal a kiss from Olivia!

December 1, 1938

Los Angeles Examiner

Behind the Makeup

By Erskine Johnson

ON THE SETS: EXTERIOR — PRAIRIE — MODESTO, CALIF.

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland ride to the top of a low ride and pull their horses to a halt. Their eyes travel over the countryside. Flynn, making his debut as a Western hero in Dodge City, lifts his arm, points off into the distance.

“See that herd of buffalo grazing so peacefully over there?” he says to Miss De Havilland.

She nods and her eyes follow his outstretched hand. Then she breaks into an involuntary giggle, spoiling the scene.

Flynn’s “herd of buffalo” is a lone, tired looking cow.

But when the picture is completed, the cow will be a real herd of buffalo. A camera crew traveled all the way to Oklahoma to photograph one of the few remaining herds of the animals that made the nickel famous. There aren’t any in California.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Hats Off to Ronald Reagan

21 May

May 21, 1948

Sidney Skolsky
Hollywood Citizen News

Ronald Reagan: He is an actor who is interested in the welfare of actors and in their position in the industry. He has advanced from a supporting player to a leading man. He is always to know what pictures are being made at his studio, and when hears of any he likes, he makes a bid for it. He is very pleased that he is no longer told they wanted Errol Flynn for a certain picture, but that they are going to give it to him.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Bond, Ward Bond

14 Mar

ricochet.com…

— Gentleman Tim

 

Best Western

12 Mar

“10 favorite Western movies”

Number 1:

“They Died with Their Boots On” (1941): Friends of mine know how much I enjoy the old Errol Flynn movies, and this might be the best of them all.

www.whig.com…

— Gentleman Tim