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!