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ERROL FLYNN

ERROL FLYNN, BURT LANCASTER, ROBERT MITCHUM IN DRAG at FRIARS’ FROLIC (1950) Photo by Charles Rhodes

Charles Rhodes [Los Angeles]: Fawcett Publications, 1950. Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Ink stamp on verso from Fawcett Publications and credited to photographer Charles Rhodes, ink stamp date of April 1950. About fine. Original attached paper blurb claims that Burt Lancaster is ordering Robert Mitchum to keep his hands off Erroll Flynn, at the Friars' Frolic at the Shrine Auditorium. Flynn was one of the masters of ceremonies for this all-male fundraising event. Mitchum and Lancaster were part of a musical number and were two of six Floradora Girls. The 3rd Annual Friars' Frolic was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on April 22, 1950, in which Hollywood's big-name male actors starred. Proceeds were for the Motion Picture Relief Fund and various Friars charities. Famous figures like Jack Benny, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Red Skelton and Keenan Wynn played girls. Dan Dailey and Mario Lanza did solo acts. George Burns and Broderick Crawford performed together, as well as famous duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Other comedians included Phil Silvers, George Jessel, Harpo Marx, etc. Many other actors, including well-known Ricardo Montalban, Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Errol Flynn, Al Jolson and violinist Isaac Stern played in the sketches and specialty acts. A rather flamboyant evening!
  • $500