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“Flynn’s Look Alike” — Duncan Regehr

19 Jan

My Wicked Wicked Ways
Washington Post Review
January 20, 1985

The story out of Hollywood is that they sorted through more than 400 resumes looking for someone to play Errol Flynn. Some were familiar names, most were not. Which was fine, since the producers wanted a face that was both fresh and familiar — fresh to the American television audience but familiar in its resemblance to Flynn’s.

Out of the stack emerged Duncan Regehr.


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— Gentleman Tim

 

Fare Thee Well, Rhonda

17 Oct

Spellbindingly gorgeous Rhonda Fleming has died, at age 97, on October 14. Fare thee well, Rhonda


In 1952 on the Abbott & Costello Hour she sang “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” about Errol:

A Video Summary of Her Spectacular Life & Career:

— Gentleman Tim

 

The Baron Plays The Duke — Errol’s Last Live Show

29 Sep

September 29, 1959
The Red Skelton Show

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Filmed at (CBS) Television City, at the famed Studio 33, the home of the Red Skelton Hour and Show, the Carol Burnett Show, I Love Mama, the Mary Tyler Moore Hour, the Price is Right, Match Game, Hollywood Squares, the Steve Allen Comedy Hour, and many, many others. With it’s massive studios, and other favorable conditions, Television City very powerfully signalled and helped make possible the relocation of television’s epicenter from New York to LA.

~ “Red Skelton portrays hobo Freddie the Freeloader and Flynn his friend, “the Duke.” After a group of beatniks, including Beverly Aadland, mistakes Freddie’s shack for a coffee bar, Freddie is informed by a policeman that all bums have been ordered by the city council to leave town by sundown. Freddie and the Duke decide that the only way they will be able to stay in town is to open their own beatnik coffee bar. Singer Scott Engel (who later went on to fame as Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers) sings Paper doll.”


— Gentleman Tim

 

The Red Skeleton Show with Errol Flynn & Beverly Audland!

30 Aug

— David DeWitt

 

A Really Big Show

27 Jan

Ed Sullivan proving Errol wasn’t alone in his admiration of early Castro …

A string of other gushing interviews would quickly follow Sullivan’s, conducted by everyone from the revered CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow to the Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. A few months later, in April 1959, Fidel even traveled on a victory lap of the northeastern United States: he was mobbed by admirers as he ate hot dogs in New York City, spoke at Princeton, and made dutiful visits to hallowed shrines of democracy such as Mount Vernon and the Lincoln Memorial.

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“Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Thomas McNulty on Flynn Meeting Fidel Castro” on Vimeo:

Errol Flynn's Ghost: Thomas McNulty on Flynn Meeting Fidel Castro from Hammer and Nail Productions on Vimeo.

— Gentleman Tim

 

My Wicked Wicked Ways — The Legend of Errol Flynn

20 May

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— Gentleman Tim

 

TAXI

11 Mar

To the Hotel Pierre, with Danny Devito, a pirate knife, two better-than-beautiful babes, and a $184 bottle of wine.

— Gentleman Tim

 

Traveling Time & World with the Errol Flynn Theatre

18 Mar

1000th Night of Don Juan (January 2, 1958) (On the Road from Venice to Padua)

Declasse (April 5, 1957)

Girl in Blue Jeans (February 22, 1956)(1950’s England)

Fortunes of War (October 11, 1956) (Revolutionary France)

Rescued (April 13, 1957)

The Duel (June 6, 1956)

The Kinsman (June 12, 1956)

The Sealed Room (January 12, 1956)

Strange Auction (Ireland) (May 17, 1957)

Wife of the Czar (Russia) (September 16, 1956)

— Gentleman Tim

 

“Flynn in Focus on TCM” January 17, 2017

04 Jan

Quoting the Bucks County Courier Post:

"Flynn in Focus on TCM"

"Fans of swashbuckling favorite Errol Flynn have the opportunity on Jan. 17 to binge watch seven of his favorite films.

The film-lover’s network Turner Classic Movies will begin airing the titles beginning at 6 a.m. that day.

According to TCM’s detailed Now Playing: A Viewer’s Gide to Turner Classic Movies, the titles will be:"

"Adventures of Don Juan”, with Viveca Lindfors in the breezy version of the legendary lover charged with saving his queen from treason. Vincent Sherman directed. (1948; 6 a.m.)

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“Captain Blood”, with Olivia De Havilland in Flynn’s star-making role as a doctor-turned-pirate. Michael Curtiz directed. (1935; 8 a.m.)

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“Kim“, with Dean Stockwell in an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s tale of an orphaned boy and his adventures with the British Army. Victor Saville directed. (1950; 10 a.m.)

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“Northern Pursuit”
, with Julie Bishop in a thriller about a Mountie tracking a Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness. Raoul Walsh directed. (1943; noon)

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“The Prince and the Pauper
”, with Claude Rains in an adaptation of a Mark Twain tale about a prince who changes places with a peasant boy. William Keighley directed. (1937; 1:45 p.m.)

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“The Adventures of Robin Hood”, with Basil Rathbone in the ultimate version of the story about a hero who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Curtiz directed. (1938; 3:45 p.m.)

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“The Sea Hawk”
, with Claude Raines in the adventure epic about a British buccaneer who challenges the Spanish fleet. Curtis directed. (1940; 5:30 p.m.)

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“For Flynn fans, binge watching these titles ranks as a great way to kick off 2017.”

— Gentleman Tim

 

Kiddin´kiddos of Hollywood heroes

12 Oct

Dear fellow Flynn fans,

memories are made of this, when the children of LOU COSTELLO, ERROL FLYNN, CLARK GABLE,TYRONE POWER,CHICO MARX & JOHNNY WEISSMULLER reminisce.

Enjoy,

— shangheinz