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ERROL FLYNN

Errol Flynn
Flynn has signed this check in 1947 for
alimony to one of his many former wives.
Original Vintage Magazine Ad
and Authentically Signed Check

Errol's 1938 effort "Robin Hood"
Robin Hood Onesheet

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Flynn has signed this check in 1946 for alimony to one of his many former wives.
Original Vintage Magazine Adand Authentically Signed Check


Above Photo Included with Check Purchase


Original Vintage Magazine Ad

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POSTCARD WITH OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

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Original magazine ad

Original Lobby card in excellent condition

Biography for
Errol Flynn

Nickname: 
The Baron
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Height:  6' 2"
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Mini biography
Errol Flynn was born to parents 'Theodore Thomas Flynn', a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman and decendent of a midshipman of HMS Bounty fame. Young Errol Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. When the family took up residence in England, Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set out to find gold, but instead found a series of short lived odd jobs. Information is sketchy, but the positions of police constable, sanitation engineer, treasure hunter, sheep castrator, shipmaster for hire, fisherman, and soldier seem to be among his more reputable career choices. Staying one jump ahead of the law and jealous husbands forced Flynn back to England. He took up acting, a passtime he had previously stumbled into when asked to play (ironically) Fletcher Christian in a film called In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). Errol Flynn's natural athletic talent and good looks attracted the attention of Warner Brothers and soon he was off to America. Flynn's luck held when he replaced Robert Donat in the title role of Captain Blood (1935). He quickly rocketed to stardom as the undisputed king of swashbuckler films, a title inherited from Douglas Fairbanks, but which remains Flynn's to this day. Onscreen, he was the freedom loving rebel, a man of action who fought against injustice and won the hearts of damsels in the process. His offscreen passions; drinking, fighting, boating and sex, made his film escapades seem pale. His love life brought him considerable fame, three statutory rape trials, and a lasting memorial in the expression "In like Flynn". Serious roles eluded Flynn, and as his lifestyle eroded his youthful good looks, his career declined. Troubles with lawsuits and the IRS plagued him at this time, eroding what little money he had saved. A few good roles did come his way late in life, however, usually aging alchoholics, almost mirror images of Flynn. He was making a name as a serious actor before his death.
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Spouse
Patrice Wymore (October 1950 - 14 October 1959) (his death); 1 daughter Arnella
Nora Eddington (August 1943 - 7 July 1948) (divorced); 2 daughters Deirdre, Rory
Lili Damita (June 1935 - April 1942) (divorced); 1 son Sean

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Trade mark

He is considered one of the greatest movie swashbucklers of the sound period.
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Trivia

Father, with Patrice Wymore of Arnella (25 December 1953- 21 September 1998)

Father with Nora Eddington of Deirdre (born January 10, 1945) and Rory (born March 12, 1947).

With a bad heart and TB he was unfit for service in world war 2.

(October 1997) Ranked #70 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Father, with Lili Damita of photojournalist Sean Flynn (I) (1941 - 1970).

It has been said that his 1959 autobiography, "My Wicked Wicked Ways," was originally to be called "In Like Me."

Was tried for statutory rape in 1942 but was acquitted.

When banned from drinking on a film set, Errol would inject oranges with vodka and eat them during his breaks

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA., in the Garden of Everlasting Peace.

Flynn was a Nazi sympathizer according to a "biography" entitled ERROL FLYNN: THE UNTOLD STORY by Charles Higham. Research has proved that Higham's book is a fraud, containing much inaccurate information, including illegal misquotes of de-classified government documents.

(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#86).
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Personal quotes

"He was a bit of a sadistic devil, was Errol, but it was done with such charm and sense of mischief that he was always forgiven." - Stewart Granger

"He was a charming and magnetic man, but so tormented. I don't know about what, but tormented." - Olivia de Havilland

"The only time he wasn't living was when he was asleep, and even then I think he dreamt well." - second wife Nora Haymes

"He was one of the wild characters of the world, but he also had a strange, quiet side. He camouflaged himself completely. In all the years I knew him, I never knew what really lay underneath, and I doubt if many people did." - Ann Sheridan

"He was all the heroes in one magnificent, sexy, animal package. I just wish we had someone around today half as good as Flynn." - Jack L. Warner

"They've great respect for the dead in Hollywood, but none for the living."

"You can count on Errol Flynn, he'll always let you down." David Niven.

"I do what I like."

"I like my whisky old and my women young."
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Salary
Edge of Darkness (1942) $7000/week
Prince and the Pauper, The (1937) $2500/week
Captain Blood (1935) $500/week
Murder at Monte Carlo (1934) $150/week

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Actor. (b. June 20, 1909, Hobart, Tasmania; d. Oct. 14, 1959.) The handsome, devil-may-care hero of Hollywood's most exciting swashbucklers, Flynn shot to overnight stardom when brought on as a last-minute replacement for Robert Donat to play the title role in Warner Bros.' pirate epic Captain Blood (1935). His flamboyant charm and dashing magnetism quickly established Flynn as the sound era's claimant to the Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckling crown as he effortlessly portrayed a legion of heroic characters.

A rebellious, adventurous, peripatetic youth who was expelled from several schools and held various jobs before turning to acting, Flynn made his film debut as Fletcher Christian in a small Australian film, In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). After appearing in an English-made quota quickie for Warner Bros., Murder at Monte Carlo (1935), Flynn was brought to the company's Hollywood studio, where he played the small roles of a corpse in The Case of the Curious Bride and a playboy in Don't Bet on Blondes (both 1935).

After the great success of Captain Blood Warner Bros. put Flynn in everything from light comedies to Westerns, but it was his romantic adventure films that were most popular with the public. Olivia de Havilland, his Captain Blood leading lady, was again cast opposite him in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936). Loosely based on Tennyson's immortal poem, this thundering spectacle was directed by hard-driving Michael Curtiz who, despite the personal animosity between himself and his star, made Flynn unforgettable leading the charge into the Valley of Death. Curtiz eventually directed 12 of Flynn's better films.

Again teamed with de Havilland (with whom he made eight films in all), Flynn had his best-remembered role, as the definitive "merrie rogue" of Sherwood Forest, in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). This was the part he was born to play; indeed, few of his peers could don ornate period costumes, speak flowery heroic dialogue, or swing a saber with such valiance or grace.

Flynn expanded his buccaneering in The Sea Hawk (1940, another of his biggest hits), and later played two larger-than-life historical figures: Cavalry General George Armstrong Custer in the sweeping Western They Died With Their Boots On (1941) and boxing champ James J. Corbett in the evocative period piece Gentleman Jim (1942). In the former, moviegoers readily accepted the Irish-accented Tasmanian in the lead role of this largely fictional retelling of the events leading to the Little Big Horn battle. In fact, he played Western heroes throughout his career, in such films as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail, Virginia City (both 1940), San Antonio (1945), Rocky Mountain and Montana (both 1950).

Flynn was less successful in brief forays into light comedy; the public clearly favored him swinging sabers rather than serving as comedic foil in the likes of Perfect Specimen (1937) or Four's a Crowd (1938). He was more popular in war films, notably a 1938 remake of the WW1-set The Dawn Patrol and the WW2 adventures Dive Bomber (1941), Desperate Journey (1942), and Objective, Burma! (1945).

Flynn's offscreen life was, incredibly, even more colorful than his movies. An unabashed hedonist and insatiable womanizer, he was notorious for his nonstop drinking, wenching, and general highspirited bacchanalia. In 1942, at the height of his popularity, he was charged with (but later acquitted of) statutory rape. The ordeal of the trial and resultant publicity crushed Flynn's spirit. Never a person to take acting seriously, his on-screen energy ebbed and he slid into a gradual but steady decline in the postwar years. The best of his earlier Warner Bros. films saw Flynn in roles that exuded a lust for adventure and derring-do, but few of his later films had the same effect. Only when cleverly cast in the title role of the tonguein-cheek Adventures of Don Juan (1949) did he show a final glimpse of the magic that had made him popular.

Flynn's health deteriorated as well; the years of hard drinking showedharshly-in his later screen appearances. Several of his final films saw Flynn cast as an alcoholic; in the film adaptation of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1957) he limned a drunken American expatriate of the "lost generation" with an accuracy born of experience and in Too Much, Too Soon (1958) he portrayed his old boozing crony and fellow actor John Barrymore.

The star's final years found him aboard his beloved yacht "Zaca," anchored in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Here in an island paradise he said reminded him of his boyhood wanderings in New Guinea, Flynn worked on his posthumously published autobiography, the slyly titled "My Wicked, Wicked Ways" (1959). Flynn starred in the title role of William Tell a European production begun in 1954 but never finished.

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1937: The Prince and the Pauper, Another Dawn 1938: The Sisters 1939: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (with Bette Davis); 1941: Footsteps in the Dark (his one attempt at a comedymystery, none too good); 1943: Edge of Darkness 1944: Uncertain Glory 1946: Never Say Goodbye 1947: Cry Wolf, Escape Me Never 1949: That Forsyte Woman 1951: Kim, Adventures of Captain Fabian 1952: Mara Maru, Against All Flags 1953: Master of Ballantrae 1954: Crossed Swords 1955: The Warriors, King's Rhapsody 1956: Istanbul 1957: The Big Boodle 1958: The Roots of Heaven 1959: Cuban Rebel Girls.

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