Errol Flynn’s Typical Day at the Garden of Allah

“My child, will you have a glass of champagne?”

Errol Flynn in a swimming pool* with a beer

From the Errol Flynn Blog:

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.


  1. Hi
    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!

  2. 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.

  3. John P Sullivan

    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.

  4. This isn’t just any pool. This pool is famous and was used for the album cover for Frank Zappa’s album “Hot Rats”

  5. 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.

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