Part­ing Shot

Er­rol Flynn, Monaco, 1950.

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A dap­per Er­rol Flynn pauses as he dis­em­barks from his 36-me­tre Zaca on the way to marry the third Mrs Flynn, Pa­trice Wy­more. The cou­ples’ re­cep­tion at the Empire Room in the Ho­tel de Paris in­volved a cake weigh­ing 77lb. Weeks ear­lier, he’d been en­gaged to Princess Ghica of Ro­ma­nia; he’d had his house­keeper phone her with the news of his change of fi­ancée. De­spite an at­tempt at do­mes­tic­ity, the mar­riage was al­ways trou­bled. Wy­more died in 2014 in Ja­maica on the es­tate she’d fleet­ingly shared with Flynn. Flynn died in 1959, aged 50, with what his doc­tor said was the body of a 70-year-old, but with his last com­pan­ion, the 17-year-old start­let Bev­er­ley Aad­land. The wooden Zaca hails from 1930, and sails to­day in pri­vate hands.

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