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Category Archives: Errol Flynn

The Book Cover Has Arrived

I knew 100 Covers would do a great job but was still on edge until yesterday when they sent me this image. I’m delighted, and that energy prompted me to shorten a too-long introduction to They Make Movies and make it read like this: This fast-moving collection blends fiction with history to illuminate the stimulating […]

Also posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Cate Blanchette, George Thomas Clark, Hollywood, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Joan Crawford, Kate Winslet, Marilyn Monroe, Martha Hyer, Woody Allen

For Flynn

on sunny forest lawn fresh pink flowers lie across errol flynn caressed by lady lost in distant dreams

Also posted in Alcohol, Hollywood, Marriage, Movies, Sex

Material Handler on the Road

I still wonder if my adult working career for many years progressed like a tortoise in sand because of apathy or a reflexive hatred of manual labor that began too soon, at age nine, when my mother remarried and her new husband, a drill sergeant masquerading as an electrical engineer and contractor, drafted my stepbrother […]

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