‘Shop by the Stars’ Immortal Ephemera Store aisle featuring Errol Flynn (1909-1959) mini-biography, along with vintage movie collectibles for sale.
A collection of early Errol Flynn newspaper clippings includes a 1909 birth announcement, adventures on the Sirocco, review of In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), and Flynn’s landing in Hollywood. Illustrated with early Errol Flynn movie collectibles.
Warner Brothers Don’t Bet on Blondes (1935) features solid work by Warren William as bookmaker turned freak insurance man, Claire Dodd cast against type as his love interest and Guy Kibbee giving the strongest performance of the bunch as Dodd’s father, who takes out a policy against his daughter’s marriage. It is also Errol Flynn’s second Hollywood movie and Flynn’s early career is detailed within the post.
Monday’s TCM Errol Flynn birthday schedule of movies plus a gallery of 3 dozen vintage Flynn movie collectibles and quotes from a 1935 Australian newspaper article about young Flynn in Murder at Monte Carlo.
What I liked and disliked about Errol & Olivia Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood by Robert Matzen, plus a look at four older classic movie biographies that I’ve recently read.
A quick look at That Forsyte Woman (1949), a Greer Garson MGM feature where Errol Flynn steals the show playing against type with more skill than I would have expected.
Vintage movie collectibles illustrate this look at Greer Garson on her birthday which includes TCM’s schedule of Garson movies and a look inside Michael Troyan’s biography, A Rose for Mrs. Miniver, to help explain why I’m now so curious about seeing That Forsyte Woman with Garson and Errol Flynn.
A look at my own favorite action adventure movie of all time, Captain Blood starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, both in breakout roles. A tale of piracy, slavery, patriotism and romance, Korngold’s score keeps you cheering for Blood throughout.
Inside the February 13, 1938 edition of Screen & Radio Weekly is a full page article attributed to Humphrey Bogart which includes a pair of illustrations also credited as Bogie’s handiwork. Here’s what it’s all about.
Far from being simply the greatest swashbuckler since Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and with all apologies to Tyrone Power fans, none to top him since, Flynn played in variety of roles, and played them well.