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Navy Flyboys Cutting in on Errol’s Girl

12 Jan

January 12, 1939

Evening Herald Examiner

Navy Officers, Stars at Film Preview

Wings of the Navy

Film personages attending include: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Pat O’Brien, Jane Wyman, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield, Errol Flynn. Priscilla Lane, Irene Dunne, Gary Cooper, Mary Pickford, Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Francisca Gall, Frank Borzage, Reginald Gardiner, and many Navy Officers.

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Crimson Tide, the Green Arrow, and the Always Colorful Errol Flynn

12 Jan

With connection to tonight’s National Championship Game in Miami Gardens…

Errol Flynn and Alabama Football

— Gentleman Tim

 

Happy Birthday, Deirdre! January 10

10 Jan

— Gentleman Tim

 

On the Second Day of Christmas🎁🎁

26 Dec

On the second day of Christmas

Errol gave to us

One golden film

And the Captain Blood premiere…..!

From Bonnie Paraschos on the Facebook Errol Flynn Blog, the FB-EFB, here’s Errol and Lili with Ross Alexander and his wife, Aleta Freel Alexander, at the world premiere of “Captain Blood”, at the Mark Strand Theater in Manhattan, on December 26, 1935. Original in B&W, edited green here in the seasonal spirit. Thank you, and Merry (second day of) Christmas, Bonnie!

— Gentleman Tim

 

Dutch Harbor — 77 Years Ago Today

05 Dec

Amaknak Island, Unalaska, Alaska – December 4, 1943

— Gentleman Tim

 

“He Was Born For This” — December 2, 1859

02 Dec

Errol’s Cinematic Connection to One of the Most Consequential Events in American History – The Hanging of John Brown on December 2, 1959 – Which Resulted in the Election of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and All the Race-Related Controversies and Conflicts that have Ensued in the United States, to This Very Day.


— Gentleman Tim

 

Elizabeth and Errol

18 Nov

November 17, 1949

Royal Film Performance at Marble Arch Odeon

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Impact of World War I on Australia

11 Nov

Remembrance Day, 2020

First and Foremost, Thank You and Great Praise to the Amazingly Valorous Veterans and Active Military of Austtralia, Who have Repeatedly and Very Bravely Risked Their Lives and Sacrificed So Much to Help to Save the World from Evil and Oppression Around the Globe….

How Might World War I have Impacted Errol’s Opinions of War?

Quoting:

~ “World War 1 had a profound impact on Australian society. Anzac Day, commemorating the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915, is Australia’s most important commemorative day. The Anzac legend, representing the Australian fighting man as a resourceful, resilient, even cheerful warrior, has become part of Australia’s folklore. It has been an accepted part of the culture for generations of Australians. More recently it has been questioned increasingly. That same Anzac landing really heralded Australia’s entry into the First World War, a war that took nearly 60,000 Australian lives. The tremendous cost of the War (Australia’s casualty rate, in proportion to the number of troops engaged, was higher than for any other country in the British Empire) left an indelible scar on the nation.”

THE DAMAGE INFLICTED ON THE AUSTRALIAN HOMEFRONT

Dawn Patrol 1938, with Australian-American Errol Flynn…

Errol regarding the sometimes destructive nature of man…

Gallipoli 1981, with American-Australian Mel Gibson…

The Water Diviner 2014, with that other Australian Robin Hood

— Gentleman Tim

 

That Soames Opera

03 Nov

>Released November 3, 1949

— Gentleman Tim

 

Dinner and a Movie — At the Waldorf and Warners

26 Oct

October 25, 1939

A large dinner was given last night by Miss Elsa Maxwell in the Perroquet Suite of the Waldorf Astoria. Afterward the party attended a private preview of the new motion picture “Elizabeth and Essex,” with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, at the Warner Brothers Building in West Forty-fourth Street.


Elsa Maxwell – “The Greatest Celebrity of All Time”

ALFRED DUFF-COOPER was 1st Viscount Norwich GCMG, DSO, PC (22 February 1890 – 1 January 1954), known as Duff Cooper, was a British Conservative Party politician, diplomat and author. In 1937 he was 1st lord of the admiralty and regularly appearing as one of the 3 worst warmongers’ in Nazi propaganda. He spoke in the United States during the late 30’s seeking to secure its entry into World War II. Like his (in)famous wife, “Darling Monster” Diana, he was quite an outspoken and often controversial character.

LADY DIANA COOPER was born into one of the richest and most socially prominent families in England, the daughter of a duke. Acclaimed “the most beautiful girl in the world”, “the only really glamorous woman in the world”, “the most celebrated debutante of her era”, and an actress of note, she was internationally renowned. In 1939, she met Errol in California and disliked him for, in her view, not being a proper loyal colonist and sufficiently supporting the Crown, not enough to spill oceans of American, Australian, English, or Irish, blood in Europe. Here they are at the Santa Anita Ball. Errol looks friendly; she does not. (Nor does it look to me like she was ever truly “the most beautiful woman in the world”.)

The Waldorf-Astoria


The Parraquet Suite

The former Warners by the Hudson

— Gentleman Tim