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Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

Dear Mr. Flynn..

~ this is Irene's maybe a bit silly way to say thank you to some stars who gave some of their starshine to little Irene.. And why not addressing them?

- It is - of course .. - kind of a mimicry of Judy Garland's song DEAR MR. GABLE / YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU - and even less surprising: it's full of sentiment and kitsch.. But you will notice it at once because those posts will start with "Dear.." - so you'll know when to forgo a post here..~


Dear Mr. Flynn!

As you might know my first film memories are forever connected with your films like THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD and CAPTAIN BLOOD - for my father loved those adventure films - and we children were allowed to watch them with him. I was hooked immediately..

There are the wonderful women you worked with: Just to name two there are Bette Davis (who wasn't very fond of you - which was mutual..) and Olivia De Havilland (who was very fond of you - just as you were of her..) - I love both actresses very much. When it comes to your female co-stars they were for sure not only beautiful but very talented and smart..

~ so this is what one calls cheek to cheek? ~

And then we have your wonderful film pals: Alan Hale of course, who I really adore. You always seemed to have so much fun together.. And for he was such a teddy bear type there mostly was another more delicate guy at your side - e.g. Patric Knowles - this way you were just the "inbetween/perfect" man.. This was no accident, Mr. Flynn - was it?
Anyway: you seemed to have such a great time together! And watching you guys gave me the feeling to be part of "the gang" - which I loved..

~ merry men - well, almost.. ~

And who could forget your combatants? Of course there are my beloved Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains - and let's be honest: there was a time in which I disliked you for frequently killing my guys..

Oh - and the thing which most of your fans love and which makes it so much fun to watch your movies is the easiness your performances always give off:

All you did - you did it with a smile! The famous Flynn smirk that made some fall for you and others just want you to be their best friend.. That smirk that I now like very much - and that I loathed as "arrogant and idiotic" when you stabbed Basil Rathbone.. - but let's be honest: I think almost every hero in Hollywood killed Basil Rathbone..

~ though you might think it: he isn't killing his rival with looks - and if so it'll be his smirk..~

I like that you always tried to fill your live with adventures like sailing and stuff like that - and I adore your love for animals: once you called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals when horses were mishandled during filming.. And this, dear Mr. Flynn, makes you a hero in my book..

~ two pals on their way to capture the world.. ~

I really adore the humour with which you sometimes made fun of yourself - and with which your autobiography is filled. I am not yet finished with MY WICKED, WICKED WAYS - so there are some parts of your live I want to read your point of view first before I am going to decide what I think of you...

...but right now allow me to say:

Thank you for all those wonderful films and memories, Mr. Flynn - and thank you for one of the biggest smiles Hollywood ever presented.

~ there it is: the fabulous smirk.. ..nice... ~


There are some of your films waiting for me - and I hardly can wait to see them!

I hope you're enjoying the show!

Yours

Irene

Kommentare:

  1. What a fun post, Irene!! Would you believe I have NEVER seen the Robin Hood film you are talking about. I know, I know, such a shame. I need to make time for that one.

    I do get a huge kick out of Alan Hale. He is such a scream in so many movies. Seems like he was a real fun-lovin' guy...or was that all just acting? Maybe he was a real stick in the mud!!

    Anyhow, I'm enjoying learning a bit about Errol Flynn. My top guys are in no danger of being toppled, but I am loving learning a bit about someone I know little about.

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  2. Thank you so very much, Patti! I like Alan Hale very, very much, too.. Glad that you are enjoying our posts!

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  3. Sorry to be commenting so late but this post was so much fun. Very well done Irene. I enjoyed it all the way through. Good idea!

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