Root around the history of Hollywood, and you won't find many too stars with a cleaner, more wholesome reputation than Jimmy Stewart.But that, hasn't stopped his latest biographer from digging up the dirt.
According to one, Chauvel saw his picture in an article about a yacht wreck involving Flynn.The most popular account is that he was discovered by cast member John Warwick.HE WAS once described as "probably the greatest symbol of masculinity and virility developed in the modern age".Errol Flynn - born 100 years ago today - found fame with his portrayals of swashbuckling heroes such as Robin Hood and Captain Blood yet his real life was even more adventurous than any of his films. Allied troops were invading Germany, Benito Mussolini had just been assassinated, and in Los Angeles, the Tinseltown elite were partying at David O. The producer of Oscar-winning films like (1940), Selznick was one of the biggest players in Hollywood.
So if you were invited to his home, you showed up dressed to the nines.
He spent the next five years oscillating between the New Guinea frontier territory and Sydney.
Australian filmmaker Charles Chauvel was making a film about the Mutiny on the Bounty, In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), a combination of dramatic re-enactments of the mutiny and a documentary on present-day Pitcairn Island.
But in 1945, he was in between assignments and back in California. According to historian Mark Harris, Huston was disappointed with his latest documentary, (1945), and longed to return to civilian life.
He was also in the middle of divorcing his second wife, Lesley Black, and he wasn’t in the mood to chitchat with movie stars.
He dodged bullets and bombs as a reporter in the Spanish Civil War; he was a skilled yachtsman; he relished brawling; he was a drinking partner of Fidel Castro; and there were also allegations that he was a Nazi spy.