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Mail Bag! Mark McSherry & Restoration of The Private Lives of Elisabeth and Essex

07 Apr

Warner Archive just posted the opening four minutes of their restoration on YouTube.

Hope the link works for you!

 

Mark

Thanks, Mark! Tip O’the hat ….

— David DeWitt

 
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Mail Bag! Eddie Sotto & Captain Blood Call Sheets!

06 Apr

Hi,
I enjoyed the Laguna Beach then and now pictures you posted. Very nice. Years ago, I came across to complete production records for that film, even down to who the sword fighting doubles were on the beach and when they lost the sun. Very interesting stuff,
You can pretty much go day by day and scene by scene and even shot by shot of that film and know what time people came and left. A bit of a rabbit hole! But it’s a complete record of a classic film.

Eddie

EddieSottoStudios

 

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Philip Gostelow Photography!

14 Mar

From time to time we like to promo the works of members who support The Errol Flynn Blog over the years and today photographer Philip Gostelow reaches out to us about his new website gallery:

“As a photographer I had the great opportunity to photograph a number of celebrities while based in Tokyo in the 90s.
“I’ve just launched a new web gallery on my web site offering for the first time limited edition prints. The first of these are portraits of Quentin Tarantino … please refer Facebook posting as following:
 
Purchasing Instructions –
“Would EFB be interested to post this offer, together with attached sample?”
Philip

 

Philip Gostelow 
photography + film
 

www.philipgostelow.com…

Thanks, Philip!

 

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Kevin McAleer reads out of ERROL FLYNN – AN EPIC LIFE – PalmArtPress, Berlin

29 Dec

Thanks, Kevin …

— David DeWitt

 

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn 111th … Special Invitation!

20 Jun
Invitation to Join Film Fans in Global Toast to Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, on June 20 and July 1, 2020
Your group and members are specially invited to join film fans around the world in a Global Toast to Errol Flynn on June 20, 2020 – his 111th Birthday  – and 11 days later to Olivia de Havilland on the occasion of her 104th Birthday on July 1, 2020  Please toast any time of day that works best for your society and individual members on June 20 – and on July 1 for Olivia.

Please distribute to all your members and affiliates. Thank you.

Further details can be found at the following Errol Flynn Blog links:

www.theerrolflynnblog….com/2020/05/20/a-toast-to-number-1-on-his-111/

www.theerrolflynnblog….com/2020/06/09/t-minus-11-till-errols-111/

Best to you,
“Gentleman Tim” Reid

— David DeWitt

 

Sean Flynn Monument Update! David Rocco, Mail Bag!

04 May

David,
The replacement Sean Flynn Memorial Tree has been planted and the memorial monument has been relocated so that it now faces the entrance to the Trail of Honor.
Next step now is to obtain a memorial monument for Dana Stone and place it at a tree that is across from the Sean Flynn monument.  I am in negotiations with the Friends of Lasdon Park organization to reach an agreement on how we can honor Dana Stone.

David Rocco

Thanks so much, David!

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn in Spain, Fighting for Justice and Freedom!

12 Jan

Please find attached my contribution to the official memory of Errol Flynn and the Spanish Civil War. If you want , you may print the essay free of charge on you splendid blog.

Regards

Tedd Urnes/Oslo, Norway

Blog: teddview.blogspot.no…

THE SOURCE OR SOURCES: FAMOUS CELEBRITIES- ACTOR ERROL FLYNN AND POET, LORD GEORGE BYRON – FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FOR PEOPLE

The venue was Spain. The Spanish Civil War engaged many celebrities worldwide. The famous actor Errol Flynn( 1909-1959) was one of many who sided with the fight of the Spanish people against the Fascist regime of Franco. The main question asked by many was how dedicated was Errol Flynn fighting the fascists in Spain? Errol Flynn was a rebel all his life. He hated being dominated by authorities, bosses and above all: His mother. Did he left USA bound for Spain because of his private conflicts with his wife actress Lili Damita? The visit to Spain was just one of his many public arrangements to get public attentions- some of his enemies are of the opinion that he did not care much for the fight at all. Let me make a person statement: I disagree with the opinions of his enemies. Errol Flynn loved danger, conflicts, challenges and he was political radical all his life. In 1959 he published his  biography about his life, work and career as an actor. The title of the book is: « My Wicked,Wicked Ways». As a source for his political actions and opinions, like any other biographies the facts presented have to be evaluated in a critical way. Anyway, Spain is mentioned in his book. From page 193 to page 201 he gives the reader a vivid description about this experience and stay in Spain. Errol Flynn went to Spain together with his friend Dr.Herman F. Erben (1897-1985). The Government’s Propaganda Office wanted to make use of his visit for propaganda purposes to get support from the United States. Errol Flynn wrote in his dairy about his experiences in Spain. The result of his travelling resulted in an article for the magazine « Photoplay» published in 1937. He also paid a visit to the International Brigades. Dr. Herman F. Erben was a close friend of Errol Flynn but his friend exploited the friendship to get in contact with Spanish officers fighting the Fascists. Without any knowledge of the matter, his friend had promised  the Spanish elected government economic support from Americans. Fake news. He had no money for the Spanish fight. The Spanish government was disappointed and annoyed.Later on when Americans were asked for money to support the Spanish Loyalist government, Errol Flynn was not on the list of those who donated money fighting the Fascists. Even if he was exploited making the world know about the Spanish Civil War, his contribution was not in vain. Errol Flynn was one of the most famous actors of the time. 

The dairy of Errol Flynn written during his stay in Spain has been found. The content of the diary reveals that he supported the fight against th Fascists.

LORD GEORGE GORDEN BYRON , 6th BARON BYRON (1788 – 1824)

Lord Byron was an English poet, peer, and politician who became a revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence.

Why do I mention the late British poet at all? The main reason is that Errol Flynn and Lord Byron had a lot in common. They were both public known. Both were rebels. Both were political radicals and both got engaged in political matters of the time. The main difference is easy to observe. Errol Flynn did not sell his house and private estates in support for the Spanish government. Not all. But Lord Byron did it. Lord Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire in 1824. To raise money for the revolution, he sold his estate Roch Manor in England.Lord Byron took active part in the fighting himself even if he had no military experience – only personal courage. He fell ill and died in Missolonghi on April 19, 1824. The famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen resculpted his earlier bust of Byron in Greek marble. 

CONCLUSION

Information about military conflicts and wars is limited during the conflicts. The mission and actions of celebrities  like those of Errol Flynn and Lord Byron in international conflics must not be underestimated. Private reasons for taking part in the conflicts are not easy to see. But they all put their lives at risk by paying a visit to the sites of conflicts. Thank you, Errol Flynn and Lord Byron. We miss you all. I hope some  can show the same courage you both showed?

 

Thanks, Tedd!

— David DeWitt

 

Mail Bag! Rory Flynn & Sean Rio Flynn’s Donatello Arm!

06 Jan

Rory Flynn sends us this interesting news about her son (Sean Rio Flynn)’s business!

Hello, friends of Errol! I know for a fact that Errol Flynn, my father, would have wanted everyone to know what his Grandson is up to!
My Son Rio (actor Sean Flynn) is running a new and exciting company in Atlanta GA: “Donatello Arm”!
They use a state-of-the-art robotic motion control system to shoot high end photography for the web geared mostly toward social media, especially on mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.)
It’s a very exciting way of showing off a new product for a very affordable cost! And Rio runs the studio! So feel free to reach out to him directly at: ramir@donatelloarm.com… if you have any questions!
Check out his website for examples of how this looks:
CONTACT:
Rio Amir
Coordinating Producer
Cell: 213.399.1092
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!
All my best, Rory Flynn

— David DeWitt

 
 

Mail Bag! Where the Boys Are! Sean Flynn (Uncredited!)

09 Dec

The Mail Bag brings a nice nugget about the film appearances of Sean Flynn (son of Errol Flynn and Lili Damita …)

I was looking at the filmography of George Hamilton and knew he was in that movie but was not listed as being in it on a particular website, looked further and also found THIS…. Guess who?
WAIT FOR IT….
SEAN FLYNN (UNCREDITED) !
You have to look for “full cast &  crew” to find him. I tried to copy that link to tiny URL but no dice.
How about that!
Audie
GREAT Find … Thanks so much!

— David DeWitt

 

Deep Sea Fishing Puzzler? Errol Flynn, or Howard Hill?

26 Oct

The Mail Bag brings this puzzler???

This picture, and a few others, have been linked to the 11-minute film, Deep Sea Fishing, with dates of the release of this short subject, anywhere from 1946 to 1954. There are supposedly some newspaper ads for the picture that listed, “starring Howard Hill,” not Errol Flynn.

Is there any information on the actual film, showing a correct year?  How about a date and place of it’s showing?

I leave this you Flynn Detectives out there …

— David DeWitt