My dear fellow Flynnians,
I just finished the 1970 edition of Sheilah Graham’s book, “The Garden of Allah” [in which she describes Errol Flynn’s life at the hotel].
Former Garden owner Frank Ehrhart recalled that Errol had a strict regimen: At 12:30 p.m., his secretary would set up a bottle of champagne and two glasses on a table among the chaise lounges by the pool.
An hour later, Flynn would appear wearing a blue blazer with white or grey pants and an ascot and mingle with his friends and neighbors who were lounging by the pool.
Before too long, he would approach a beautiful young woman and ask, “My child, will you have a glass of champagne?”
By then all eyes were on them wondering how long it would take Errol to get the girl into his villa.
*The photo was not taken at the Garden of Allah, and that is not the Garden of Allah pool.
September 19, 2013 at 11:32 am
do you know where I can get a copy of this photo.
I really need to get larger version and put it in a in a frame.
any help will be greatly appreciated
I am now based in the UK, big Flynn fan , ex California!
September 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Hi Alex – Sorry, I found it online. I was searching for a photo of Flynn later in life sipping champagne. This was a close as I got.
June 12, 2021 at 2:10 pm
I love them in the movie and I still have it they died with their boots on and Robin Hood I also read the book my wicked wicked ways a lot of my life parallels his. I think for those that are honest we all had our wicked wicked ways.
October 9, 2021 at 8:36 am
This isn’t just any pool. This pool is famous and was used for the album cover for Frank Zappa’s album “Hot Rats”
March 14, 2023 at 5:59 am
Why is this pool famous? Because of the album cover or something else? Thanks.
April 15, 2022 at 2:32 pm
This isn’t the pool at the Garden of Allah, either. That pool had no straight lines- it was vaguely shaped like the Black Sea.