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Happy New Year 2022!

01 Jan

— David DeWitt

 
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The Indestructible Man by Don Keith and David Rocco

26 Nov

In longstanding tradition, we like to post promos for our special Friends of Flynn …

The Indestructible Man
The Incredible True Story of the Legendary Sailor the Japanese Couldn’t Kill

– By Don Keith and David Rocco

978-0-8117-3964-1 $27.95, Hardback
978-0-8117-6963-1 $26.50, Electronic book text

Imprint: Stackpole Books
April 2021
240 pages
Size: 6 x 9

Category: History (Military / World War II)

Includes: 49 Illustrations, 49 Photos

Dixie Kiefer’s reputation for durability began at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he broke an ankle and shattered a kneecap while playing football. After anti-submarine duty in World War I, he became a pioneer of naval aviation and had an elbow shattered by a plane that buzzed him as a joke. Kiefer’s first World War II assignment was executive officer of the carrier Yorktown. He earned the Distinguished Service Medal at the Coral Sea and the Navy Cross at Midway, where—as his ship was sinking—he suffered severe burns to his hands and a compound fracture of his foot. After recuperating, Kiefer took command of the Ticonderoga. In January 1945, Japanese kamikazes struck the carrier, killing and wounding hundreds. Kiefer broke his arm and was struck by more than sixty pieces of shrapnel—but remained on the bridge for twelve hours, earning the Silver Star. Victim of ten wounds in two wars, veteran of some of the U.S. Navy’s most celebrated carriers and battles, a naval aviation pioneer, Dixie Kiefer died in a stateside plane crash two months after the war ended.

The Authors
Don Keith is a journalist with decades of experience across various media. As a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and UPI for news writing and reporting, received the first Hector Award from Troy University for innovation in broadcast journalism, and was twice named Billboard’s radio personality of the year for his work in Birmingham and Nashville. As a print journalist, his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, and American Legion. He is author or co-author of thirty books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Hunter Killer, the basis of a 2018 movie starring Gary Oldman and Gerard Butler. He lives outside Birmingham, Alabama.

Photography has been a passion for David Rocco for the past twenty years. A number of his photos have been displayed at regional galleries, historical societies, schools, libraries and street festivals. His work has also been published in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, trade journals, annual and quarterly reports, promotional packages, calendars and websites. In 2013, three of David Rocco’s images were selected for a photo exhibition at the Arts Westchester Gallery in White Plains, NY showcasing the Damage and Destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Shortly thereafter, The Museum of the City of New York selected a number of these images as well for their Hurricane Sandy Exhibition. These images were also entered into the New York City permanent records. Several of David Rocco’s photos were also selected for Arts Westchester’s 50th Years Through the Decades Anniversary celebration in 2015. In 2019, he was awarded the second annual Lawrence (Larry) Salley Photography Award by Arts Westchester for my body of work documenting the construction and demolition of the Tappan Zee Bridge/ Gov. Cuomo Bridge. Several of his images were selected and installed at kiosk stands on the multi-use pathway rest areas on the new bridge. A number of his photos that were published in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 were considered for a Pulitzer Prize in Photography. The 2020 photo that is under consideration for a Pulitzer was nominated for the New York Press Association Photography Award.
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— David DeWitt

 
 

Rory Flynn & Leonard Maltin at Coronado Island Film Festival!

12 Oct

Join Rory Flynn, daughter of Errol Flynn, with film historian Leonard Maltin at the Coronado Island Film Festival November 13. 2021! Join Rory and Leonard Maltin for a 75th Anniversary showing of CRUISE OF THE ZACA in which Errol takes a group of scientists and guests including his father Professor Theodore Thomson Flynn to the South Seas on an epic expedition that features Carl Hubbs of the Scripps institution of Oceanography. Stories and little known history of Errol’s connection to Coronado will be moderated by Leonard Maltin after the film …

Thanks, Rory …

— David DeWitt

 
 

28 May

“The Movie Adventures Of Eva Jordan” by Jan Hill.

Eva is thirteen (going on fourteen) and intensely curious. And she wonders why Mr. Owens is talking about Spain, and those “fighting their leader, General Franco, and his fascist ideology.” He adds, “big-time Hollywood actors, like Errol Flynn, the same fellow who will be here soon to play Robin Hood, have already gone to Spain to see what they could do to help the Loyalists.”

— David DeWitt

 

The Errol Flynn Blog Live Book Chat!

23 May

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David Rocco & Don Keith Friends of Flynn …

22 Apr

As we like to do when Friends of Flynn are involved in some venture and have been particularly good to the memory of dear ol’d Errol we like to do a promo to reward them for their efforts and good hearts and today, we give you David Rocco & Don Keith’s collaboration on a fine book called The Indestructible Man

Also published with this book cover at Amazon:

 

— David DeWitt

 
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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

 

Louis Kraft And Sand Creek and the Tragic End of a Lifeway win Award!

17 Feb

As we sometimes do, when one our own here on the blog does something worth promoting we happily do it! And this time, Louis Kraft, writer and historian has penned a wonderful book called SAND CREEEK AND THE TRAGIC END OF A LIFEWAY and his book has just won the prestigious Wrangler Award for best book of 2020 from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. There will be two days of festivities and a banquet. The Western Heritage Awards will be held in September. Congrats to our pal Louis Kraft … Louis is hard at work on a new book called Errol & Olvia as we note his new award!


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Our Lives …

16 Nov

We like to promote some of the off topic things our contributors are involved in from time to time. This might be a book, like a novel or a play, a documentary or film, and our own Gentleman (Tim Reid) supports an issue that is very important to all of us. He provides the lyrics, melody and audio co-production work for the following excellent video with a lovely song sung by Rosalind Beall and musical accompaniment by Jesse Finch …

#StopProbateFraudianships commissioned this song to draw attention to the issue of seniors who are isolated and dying in long term care facilities against their wills. 

 

See the French version of this song here: youtu.be/WWm1l712s3A…

English lyrics and vocal melody by Tim Reid. French translation by Rosalind Beall. Video by Rosalind Beall & Jesse Finch.

Thanks, Tim …

— David DeWitt

 
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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

 
 
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