Flynn, Errol

Swashbuckling film hero of the 1930s-1940s

Price: $150.00

Description:
Errol Flynn (1909-1959) Australian-born actor known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. He left Australia for England in the early 1930s, and in 1933 he secured an acting job with the Northampton repertory company. In 1933, he starred in the Australian film “In the Wake of the Bounty”, and in 1934 appeared in “Murder at Monte Carlo”, produced at Warner Bros. Teddington Studios, England. During the filming, he was discovered by a Warner executive, signed to a contract, and emigrated to America. He became a US citizen in 1942. Flynn was an overnight sensation in his first starring role, “Captain Blood” (1935). Quickly typecast as a swashbuckler, he followed it with “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1936). After “The Prince and the Pauper “(1937), he was cast in his most celebrated role as Robin Hood in “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938), his 1st Technicolor film. He went on to appear in “The Dawn Patrol” (1938), “Dodge City” (1939), “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex “ (1939), “The Sea Hawk” (1940) and “Adventures of Don Juan” (1948). In 1940 he was voted the 14th most popular star in the US and the 7th most popular in Britain. By the 1950s, heavy alcohol and drug abuse left him prematurely aged and bloated. He won acclaim in “The Sun Also Rises” (1957), and in “Too Much, Too Soon” (1958). Flynn had a reputation for womanizing and in 1942 two under-age girls accused him of statutory rape. Flynn was cleared of the charges and the incident increased his reputation as a ladies' man. It is believed this is the source of the phrase, "In like Flynn." Signed 3 x 5 card, undated but from mid 1940s, with portrait as Robin Hood for framing.

Condition: Very good, slight overall toning
Type:Signed Card






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