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Craig Johnson
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: A toast in Memoriam, Errol Flynn         Reply with quote

Born a hundred years ago this year in Tazmania to a lecturer in Biology this person probably influenced many of us here on the myArmoury boards. I know he had a distinct influence on what I watched and read as a kid and today I lift a glass on the 50th anniversary of his passing.

To Errol Flynn who passed on this day 50 years ago.

Salute.



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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While a rogue and a bit of a sycophant, he was undoubtedly one of the most charismatic entertainers of his era, or any other. I wouldn't have my passion for the subject that I do if it wasn't for Flynn and a few others like him, and my childhood would have been a far more boring place.

Glass raised.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 7:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll second the sentiment. Robin Hood was certainly an influence on my childhood, even if it was an old movie then. Flynn was one of a kind!

Slainte!

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig,
I agree, maybe even educational for the children. Stealing is offense, but we must first know who the real thief.
Finally a word that is not necessary to translate. Razz
Salute.Happy (in Italian is equal)
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: flynn         Reply with quote

You wonder how great he could have been in this time of technical achievements they couldn't even dream about back then...so yes, I'll have a scotch in his memory and my misspent youth watching his movies...JC
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent Craig!

I'll raise a glass...in fact, I justed watched a Flynn movie on TCM last night: "Escape Me Never". Not a swashbuckler, to be sure, but Flynn's bon vivant personality shines throughout.

Best,

Christian

PS. The axes showed today. In a word: Wow.

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Hale         Reply with quote

Thank you for joining me gentlemen. His performances in the swashbucklers where something that where great to watch as a kid and I still enjoy.

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Craig

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Being a Tasmanian, I can assure you we hear about him and his exploits every other day Eek!
It doth wear thin after a while.
But on that note, recently watched his bit as Robin Hood, and I for one think it's right up there with Adam West's Batman, so campy it hurts, but it hurts so good Laughing Out Loud
Happy Errol Flynn Day! Razz

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Oct, 2009 2:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My childhood idol & never forgotten.

Pirate movies today owe so much ....

Salute !
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Oct, 2009 4:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I saw Captain Blood when I was about five, when I was seven I wanted to be zorro on a masquerade so I could have a rapier and now I teach fencing... Errol Flynn surely made a name in the buissness.

Cheers Mr. Flynn!
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Oct, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cheers, to an outstanding entertainer!

Here he is in "The Charge of the Light Brigade":
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

His robin hood is a classic. Sometimes I wonder what he would have done if he had lived longer, what other great classics he'd have made. He certainly was a great actor.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have Sea Hawks, Captain Blood and Robin Hood on DVD. What an inspiration those movies have been in my life. Cheers, Errol! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was going to post about Errol earlier this week and got totally bogged down with business!

Thanks Craig for remembering him!

Yes I think that Flynn impacted all of us in one way or another. He sure did me, it made me start fencing when I was eight and now at 34 I am still fencing. I think I was Capt Geoffrey Thorpe from the Sea Hawk for Halloween four years in a row when I was little, and I think I probably had Robin Hood memorized. He my not have been "the best" fencer in Hollywood, but he LOOKED the best with a sword.

I know who I am watching this weekend. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A hats off and tip of the glass to the finest swashbuckler of them all!

Best,

Greg

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