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A quantum of flynnboyance

12 Sep

Dear Flynnmates,

Daniel Craig paraphrased Errol in an interview he recently gave to Candis magazine.

He said he found it “distasteful” to leave much money behind and is planning to get rid of his fortune during his lifetime. “Dying rich, means dying a failure” mimics Flynn`s quote ‘Any man who dies with more than $10000 to his name is a failure.’ rather nicely. While our Hollywood hero kept his word and died a success, James B(l)ond may be facing his biggest battle yet. His estimated worth is said to be about $160 millions.

This kinda explains the title of his upcoming 007 movie “No time to die”.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Living according to Sean

21 Aug

Dear Flynnmates,

here are some photos of Sean Flynn`s Paris apartment courtesy of PARIS MATCH Magazine.

It was kept intact by his mother Lili Damita, long after he went missing in Vietnam, in hope he might return.

Its interior shows his old man`s lust for adventure as well as his mom`s knack for flair.

A miniature Zaca can be spotted sitting atop the book shelves and a how-to-become-a-photographer manual resides prominently on the kitchen table.

This time capsule`s address was Champs Elysees No. 77.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

Dennis Mullen & the Ghosts of Titchfield

03 Jul

My late friend Dennis Mullen What is a very unique person. He was a writer and an entrepreneur and definitely an adventure or in the spirit of Errol Flynn. He created a website he called in search of Errol Flynn and produced a wonderful blend of specialties he called Zaca Tea. He travel to Jamaica and explored the remains of the The Titchfield hotel which everyone told him would be impossible to achieve. The property was part of the military grounds and no one could ever get access. But they didn’t count on the charm of Dennis Mullen. He made friends with somebody at the base and they trusted Errol Flynn and the blog beside one of the pools where Errol and Errol Conrad sat so many years ago. He was beside Pat Waymore at her 84th birthday. He explored Navy Island. He even discovered a copy of my wicked wicked ways dedicated to Flynn‘s parents and facilitated its sale. He made Sand dial necklaces from the sand at Navy Island. He sent one of these to Rory Flynn and I saw her charmed and delighted eyes when she opened it. He loved the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee! I miss my dear friend …

 

 

— David DeWitt

 

Errol likes his women…ripe

01 Jul

Dear Flynnmates, for some actresses filming with Errol Flynn equals a life insurance.

Maureen O`Hara lived for 95 years, Lady Livvie even saw 104 and recently Mrs. Waltraut Haas celebrated her 94th birthday.

The co-co-star from his unfinished Will Tell epic overcame a stunt-worthy fall down her staircase and plans on a big party once the corona`s box is closed again.

Errol still vividly is on her mind in her new autobiography “But now I  tell it…”

When he fell ill during the ill fated shoot, she cooked him chicken soup.

But when approached by King Farouk for a liaison in exchange for funding the film, she left the post production scene in a hurry.

She has no regrets of not making it to Hollywood (“I wouldn`t have wanted my nose shortened, anyway”), since she had a fabulous career in Europe starring alongside local greats Peter Alexander, Jopi Heesters and Curd Juergens.

I raise a glass of apple wine to her.

Enjoy,

 

— shangheinz

 

At the Jerico public Hall Tasmania

23 Jun

Friday, June 18
2:00 PM – Great Performers: Errol Flynn the Swashbuckler with Marc Courtade

Errol Flynn was considered the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks, achieving worldwide fame during the golden age of Hollywood. Tall, athletic, and exceptionally handsome, Flynn was best known for his romantic swashbuckler roles, most often in partnership with Oliva de Havilland. Flynn’s films remain popular and audiences are still captivated by his good looks and charisma on screen. He remains a true movie star. So sorry for the lateness of this piece only just found it myself. So exciting after all these years they still celebrate Errol at the hall he on
ce hid a bottle of whisky…. Genene.

 

 

— tassie devil

 

Sean Flynn & Lasden Park!

04 Jun

David Rocco sends us this link: westchestermagazine.com…

Thanks, David …

 

— David DeWitt

 

Tributes to the Troops

31 May

Memorial Day, 2021

Because of poor health, Errol’s multiple attempts to serve in uniform were not accepted by the Armed Forces, so he supported America and the Allies in numerous other ways, beginning with his anti-Nazi tour of South America, his numerous appearances for the Red Cross and on war bond tours, and his anti-Axis war films – from Sea Hawk to Objective Burma.

Errol also supported the troops and Allies very significantly as a star on USO tours, including north to Alaska in WWII, and west to Korea during the Korean War.

North to Alaska, 1943

West to Korea, 1953

— Tim

 

Backstabbing Bruce Sues Errol

25 May


May 25, 1955

New York Times

Cabot Sues Errol Flynn

In May 1955 Bruce Cabot sued Flynn in a London court alleging an unpaid salary of £17,357 ($48,599.60) saying he had been promised four weeks’ work on the film but did not get it.

Cabot knew well of Errol’s dire financial circumstances, but sued him anyhow – kicking hi8m while he was down, despite nearly twenty years of friendship, or, rather, mooching off Errol.

— Tim

 

Four Score Years Ago – Errol Goes A Partying — —Part 2

24 May

April 30, 1941

Hollywood Citizen News

Frolicsome Guests Enjoy Poolside

Custard pies, Keystone Kops, and a carefree spirit reigned Sunday when Milton Berle played host to 400 picture friends at his Mack Sennett bathing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel Sand and Pool Club.

Dressing in a bathing suit of the 1900s, Mr. Berle saw to it that his guests had the time of his life.

Custard pies throwing was judged by the guest of honor, Mack Sennett. On the throwing end were Misses Judy Garland, Joan Davis, Ann Miller, Bonita Granville, Patti McCarty, Carole Landis, and Linda Darnell. At the receiving end of their deadly aim were the host and Buster Keaton, Errol Flynn, Billy Gilbert, Parkyarkarkus, and Laird Cregar.

When the Keystone Kops, Dave Rose, Eddie Cronjagger, and Charles Hall, tried to “break up” the battle, they met with furious bombardment themselves.

Ping pong, tennis, badminton, and a variety show with clowns, dancing and comedy diving kept the party at top speed.

The famous Beverly Hills Hotel pool was very briefly known as the “Sand and Pool Club”.

— Tim

 

Four Score Years Ago — Errol Goes a Partying — — Part 1

24 May

April 23, 1941

Hollywood Parade

Los Angeles Times

By Ella Wickersham

Once again the door of the picturesque garden house of the Beverly Hills Hotel to receive a notable and festive medley of filmlanders,with Edmund Goulding in the hosting role and Doris Duke Cromwell enjoying the honor spot.

Apropos of the parties Doris has tossed for Eddie’s delectation at her sumptuous home in Hawaii during his Honolulu holidays, and to provide the visitor with a homelike atmosphere, the Garden House was adorned with palms, Polynesian blossoms and other Hawaiian detail.

A Hawaiian played a soft obbligato to the cocktail chatter, and among those bidden wer the Herbert Marshalls, the Gary Coopers, Reggie Gardiner, Ann (Mrs. Jack) Warner, Sonja Henie and Dan Topping, Harry Crocker, Minna Wallis, Lionel Atwell, Barbara Hutton, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, John McLane, Walter Brooks, Jack Warner, Rex Cole, the Errol Flynns, Edgar Selwyn, Kay Sutton, the Ben Finneys, Joan Bennett, Sam Hoffenstein, the Sam Raphaelsons, Philip Terry, Gene Markey, the Charles Boyers, Lothar Mendes, George Brent, Ann Sheridan, Tim Durant, the Charles Feldmas, Eddie Sutherland, Mary Rogers, Dudley MurphyCharles Chaplin, Mona Maris, Gregory LaCava, Andy Lawler, Jean Negulesco, and Roland Young.

Look for this photo of Errol at the B.H.H. in the video below – with Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Tiger Lil, Rocky Cooper, and Robert Taylor. The date of this photo is uncertain to me, but it was definitely taken at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and it appears to be relatively contemporaneous.

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— Tim

 
 
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