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Mr Fegerl’s journey to Jamaica

06 Mar

Some time back, when I posted the info about Mr Fegerl’s new book, there was a question as to why the pages below were included. Mr Fegerl gave me the permission to publish these pages on the blog. They relate to a private journey he made in Flynn’s footsteps. Hope you’ll enjoy.

— Inga

 
 

Rare printof Robin Hood at Korngold Festival

06 Mar

The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print at Korngold Festival
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“The Adventures of Robin Hood” Film Presented in Rare Print at Korngold Festival
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Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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Korngold Festival, presented in partnership with University of Chicago and Folks Operetta, is proud to announce Korngold Rediscovered, highlighting the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, with live performances April 1-10.

On Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. the 1938 film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” will be presented in a rare archival print by the Film Studies Center, providing a remarkable complement for the performances of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s 1937 opera, Die Kathrin, the American premiere of which is the centerpiece of the Korngold Festival. This film was the first to realize the full dimensions of the epic movie that Hollywood films would in many ways define. The all-star cast including Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains appear larger than life, and is shot in technicolor, moving through the sonic landscape of Korngold’s richly orchestrated composition. In fact, he received the 1938 Academy Award for the best dramatic score in a film. For Korngold, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and Die Kathrin together symbolized the passage from the impending crisis in Vienna to that of the New World. Print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum and lent by an anonymous collector.

This event will take place Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. To reserve tickets for individual events please visit “Concerts and Events” at www.korngoldfestival.o……;

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Girls, girls, girls

02 Mar

Dear Flynnstones,

here is Father Flynn, the perennial ladies‘ man.

 

Enjoy,

 

 

— shangheinz

 

Not Cabot

26 Feb

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— shangheinz

 

Robbin Hood on the Big Screen

25 Feb

Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
The Adventures of Robin Hood Returns to the Silver Screen
By Submitted Story on February 22, 2022

Bryan Cultural Series
Action, romance, political intrigue, the righting of wrongs with no moral ambiguity—Warner Brothers magnificent 1938 film “The Adventures of Robin Hood” has it all. And now it’s returning to the silver screen thanks to the Bryan Cultural Series.

Featuring the Oscar Award winning score by Erich Korngold, every Robin Hood film that has followed pales by comparison. Directed by Michael Curtiz, who would win an Oscar for “Casablanca” three years later, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” stands the test of time remarkably well. Perhaps it is how clear-cut what is right and wrong in the world of Robin Hood that has kept audiences intrigued by the movie for over 80 years. Here is Robin and Lady Marian talking about justice.

Lady Marian: You’re a strange man.

Robin Hood: Strange? Because I can feel for beaten, helpless people?

Lady Marian: No. You’re strange because you want to do something about it. You’re willing to defy Sir Guy, even Prince John himself, to risk your own life. And one of those men was a Norman!

Robin Hood: Norman or Saxon, what’s that matter? It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans.

Or perhaps the sword play and unerring accuracy of Errol Flynn’s archery, or the the chance to cheer for the good over evil—whatever it may be, the movie is truly a classic.

Errol Flynn was at the height of his powers in 1938 and Olivia de Havilland is radiant and perfect as the Lady Marian. Throw in the insidious evil of Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham and the rousing score by Eric Korngold that tells its own story, and a true movie classic comes to life.

With an introduction and discussion of the film and its score by Dr. Chris Palestrant, Professor of Music Composition at ECSU, “The Adventures of Robin Hood” is a must see film for the whole family.

The Bryan Cultural Series will screen the film on Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10, 1800 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills.
To watch a trailer and to order tickets visit www.bryanculturalseries.org…
Tickets are $10 per movie and may also be purchased online at the RC Theater website or at the theater anytime the it is open:
Friday 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 8:00pm Love Genene.

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Adventures of Don Juan Colorized!

22 Feb

From Gabriel Ronzani on the Facebook version of the blog:

— David DeWitt

 

…then he took Berlin #2

12 Feb

 

Dear Flynnstones,

this week saw the opening of the 72nd German Film Festival, the so called Berlinale.

Errol Flynn attended once in 1957 and was in full swing.

See for yourselves:

www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/video/584238…

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

…then he took Berlin.

12 Feb

Dear Flynnstones,

here are the Good, the Bad and the Lovely.

When Errol was trailblazing the Berlinale in 1957, even Goldfinger couldn‘t help but smile at cheeky Flynn getting kissed by a young Romy Schneider.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz

 

O’Driscoll and Rascal in Alaska

09 Feb

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— shangheinz

 

Mail Bag! Errol Flynn, Shirley Hassau & The Black Dahlia?

04 Feb

Tony Mostrom a writer of LA History for the LA Times and other publications writes us with a question: Having seen the pics on your Errol Flynn pages, I wanted to ask about the possibility, which is quite credible based on what I’ve dug into myself, that Shirley Hassau – through her husband Henry Hassau – knew Elizabeth Short “the Black Dahlia. Shirley’s husband Henry (they divorced in ’44) had some connection to Short’s small circle of friends in Hollywood. Has anyone, I wonder, (Lynn McCormick, for example?) asked her mother if she’s heard anything about this?

There is a book on the Dahlia case which claims that Elizabeth Short knew “Hassau’s wife” (first name not mentioned. The book is Severed by John Gilmore, see pp 181-86. I am a columnist, as mentioned, and I’m working on a new edition coming out. You can see my writings at tonymostrom.com….

Many thanks!

 

Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia

New Edition for 75th Anniversary of Slaying

Seventy-five years ago, on January 15, 1947, the Black Dahlia murder hit post-World War II Los Angeles like a bombshell. In the seventy-five years since her murder, the Black Dahlia has become a magnetic icon in American pop culture, a mythical symbol of noir Hollywood.

 

The question of who killed the Black Dahlia stands today as one of the most intractable mysteries in all of true crime. The Black Dahlia murder—unlike such earlier headline-grabbing cases as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the Lindbergh kidnapping—was the first case to command the attention of post-war America with its stark carnality. Author John Gilmore plumbs to the dark core of this terrifying story that he argues can never be truly solved. Here is the real Elizabeth Short—the enigmatic Black Dahlia.

 

In Severeds hard-boiled yet haunting prose, Gilmore evokes some of the spookiest corridors of old-time Los Angeles, the wartime world of Hollywood bars, dance halls and rooming houses where, as the author says, no one remembers the names,a place of substance and shadowwhere people left no trace. Severed also unfolds the tangled inside story of the police investigation and the remorseless Hearst-stoked press hoopla that paralleled it.

 

Severed remains the first and only non-fiction book to offer a documented exploration of the Black Dahlia case as endorsed by law enforcement and forensic science experts. Gilmore reveals the twisted psychology and down-and-out life story of the murder suspect including transcripts of his taped indirect confession.In his book The Cases That Haunt Us, legendary FBI profiler John E. Douglas (author of Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit) states that Gilmore has done extensive research into the Short case. . . Had Detective St. John had the opportunity to interview Arnold Smith, the outcome might have been different.

 

Through Gilmores relentless spade work, the spectral luster of this most spectacular unsolvedmurder in American crime history seems not diminished but enhanced. The updated third edition of Severed includes Black Dahlia-inspired poetry by the author, new foreword and afterword, expanded photo section, index and never-before-published corroborating evidence and forensic material from the Los Angeles County Coroners Office. Ultimately, John Gilmore boils down its undying allure to this haiku-like equation: The pale white body severed in two and left for the world to view, and her name: Black Dahlia.”  

John Gilmore

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Praise for Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia

   

The most satisfying and disturbing conclusion to the Black Dahlia case. After reading Severed, I feel like I truly know Elizabeth Short and her killer.” —David Lynch

 

The best book on the Black Dahlia in fact, the only reliable book.Colin Wilson

 

Delves deeply into one of Hollywood’s most celebrated murder cases.Publishers Weekly

 

The most uncanny evocation of L.A. during and after the war; Ive read it seven times. When I was in L.A., I went to the locations he cites in the book—all the fleapit hotels, the place where the Dahlia was murdered . . . The ghosts are still around. His portrait of Elizabeth Short as a strange, unknowable somnambulist sleepwalking through that unique junction of time and space is permanently haunting.—Gary Indiana

 

My god this is a frightening tale . . . The most famous murder in L.A., and we suddenly see that we knew nothing before, only the glitter and red of blood. This is now a Pandora’s Box.Kenneth Anger

 

About John Gilmore

It is truly fitting that author John Gilmore should be the one to penetrate the multi-layered mystery of this archetypal Los Angeles murder. Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “the quintessential L.A. noir writer,” John Gilmore has been internationally acclaimed for his hard-boiled true crime books, literary fiction and Hollywood memoirs and biographies. Gilmores father was an LAPD officer at the time of the Dahlias murder and was involved in the citywide dragnet that immediately followed the discovery of her corpse. His mother was once a would-be starlet under contract with MGM Studios; and Gilmore himself was a rebel-type young actor in the 50s, carousing with the likes of James Dean, Dennis Hopper and Vampira. His works include The Garbage People, Laid Bare, Cold-Blooded, Live Fast, Die Young, Fetish Blonde, Inside Marilyn Monroe, L.A. Despair and have been translated into numerous languages. John Gilmore died in Los Angeles in 2016.

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— David DeWitt

 
 
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