Monday, April 13, 2009
In Like Flynn
skinnyGLASSESgirl recently brought up the subject of Errol Flynn, that swashbuckling rascal of Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Though never one of our favorites, the admittedly sexy Flynn certainly holds his appeal for us, never more so than when he's being a charming rake, a dashing hero, or brandishing his, er, sword.
However, we are unashamed in our preference for Errol's son, Sean Flynn, who followed in his dad's footsteps as an action star (1961's The Son of Captain Blood -- naturally) and then abandoned Hollywood for life as a globetrotting photojournalist.
Father or son? It's all a matter of preference, of course, but keeping it in the family never seemed such a deliciously scandalous dilemma.