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Archive for the ‘Sirocco’ Category

Florida Spring Break for the Flynns

13 Mar

March 12, 1938

Louella O. Parsons
Los Angeles Examiner

Lili Damita leaves for Palm Beach shortly to meet Errol Flynn and come back through the Canal with him.

— Gentleman Tim

 

A Flood of Letters

16 Feb

February 15, 1937

Harrison Carrol

Evening Herald Express

The publication of Errol Flynn’s new book, Beam Ends, has brought a flood of letters from fans who want to make a direct purchase from the star. He has had $350 worth of orders in the last ten days. To supply them, he has to buy copies from the Los Angeles bookstores.

The postage is sometimes more than his royalty, so he actually loses money on these orders.

— Gentleman Tim

 

PM Sunday Edition — February 7, 1943 — “Flynn Acquitted”

07 Feb

— Gentleman Tim

 

Errol Acquitted!

06 Feb

February 6, 1943

— Gentleman Tim

 

Sea-Sick Over Sirocco

01 Feb

January 31,1939

Jimmy Fidler
San Francisco Chronicle

Errol Flynn’s not subject to sea-sickness, but when you mention that yacht of his, he shows some of the same symptoms.

December 28, 1938

To Libel Errol Flynn’s Yacht

New York Times

Errol Flynn, Irish motion picture actor, faces the loss of his $25,000 yacht Sirocco because it exceeds tonnage and length limitations imposed by the Federal government on alien-owned craft…

Sirocco, off Cape San Lucas, Baja California, during one of Errol’s fishing trips.

The Federal Grinch Who Stole Sirocco — (Almost)

— Gentleman Tim

 

Once Upon a Time…

28 Jan

ONCE upon a time, long before Errol Flynn ever heard of Hollywood or thought of being an actor, he bought a little sailing ship…


January 28, 1937

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Errol Flynn’s book, Beam Ends, must be expected to do all right because the publishers haved already ordered a second edition published.

— Gentleman Tim

 

On the Tenth Day of Christmas……… 🎁x10

04 Jan

Kingston learns Flynn is In……….

January 3, 1947

Kingston, Jamaica

“FILM FANS MOB ERROL FLYNN AT MYRTLE BANK”

Errol Flynn came ashore from his yacht at the Myrtle Bank Hotel at noon yesterday – and nearly created a riot. As the handsome, dashing screen star entered the lobby., a waiting army of female hotel fans, who had impatiently been waiting his coming ashore, mobbed him in traditional style.

Since news of his arrival spread through Kingston and St. Andrew yesterday, local cinemaddicts have been concentrating on the Myrtle Bank in an effort to secure autographs, snapshots, or just look at the daring he-man lover of the screen in the flesh.

Gathering yesterday morning a battery of woman fans filled the lobby and verandahs of the hotel. “Bobby-soxers” were in the majority, but there were lots of grownups, too. Impatiently they looked out across the hotel lawn to the pier, and beyond it, where the Zaca rode at anchor on the quiet Caribbean.

Came 12 o’clock and still no sign of the tall hero of Captain Blood, Elizabeth and Essex and other screen successes which have thrilled local audiences. The now-retired movie actor, who arrived here on Wednesday, stayed aboard his yacht this afternoon, along with members of his party.

THE WORD GOES UP

Suddenly there was a sensation. The word went up that he was coming. Large as life, and as handsome as he appears on screen, Errol Flynn walked into the lobby. Something like a cross between a scream and a sigh issued from a hundred lips. The actor smiled at the demonstration.

When they crowded around him, however, he decided it was too much of a good thing. Quickly getting into a waiting motorcar, he left the hotel and did not return until during the evening. The fans, torn between partial satisfaction and partial disappointment, went away.

Presence of the popular actor, whose exploits, on and off the screen, have won him wide mention, has made Myrtle Bank the focus of local attention. Busiest switchboard in town is the PBX at Myrtle Bank, where the telephone operator spent half a day yesterday saying, “Yes, he is here. No, he hasn’t come ashore yet.”

CLERKS KEEP BUSY

No less busy has been the desk, where the clerks have been equally engaged in answering queries as to the whereabouts of Mr. Flynn. Autograph books and baby cameras have been greatly in evidence, while the staff have been kept on their toes coping with the extra demand on their time as a result of the increased number of visitors to the hotel.

A look at Jamaica circa shortly before Errol first arrived:

And shortly after he moved there:

— Gentleman Tim

 

U.S.S. Sirocco?

30 Nov

November 28, 1940

Jimmy Starr

Errol Flynn has offered his boat, the Sirocco, to the United States Navy and promises to maintain the running expenses (about $50 per day.) A nice gesture which Uncle Sam probably will accept.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Hyponedically Speaking

07 Nov

November 7, 1942

— Gentleman Tim

 

Peggy in Pigtails and Dirndl

06 Nov

November 6, 1942

Northern Star, Lismore, New South Wales


— Gentleman Tim