Flynn's Madcap Marriage, pg. 3
met again at a party. Errol was surprised to find himself enjoying the
situation. He asked Lili if he could see her again. There was her chance
to put him in his place. She'd say no to him, of course. She said yes.
came crowding into his life because he was reckless and daring. He faced
terror when he was surrounded by savages in the jungle interior; was shipwrecked
when the schooner he had bought to operate as a freighter sank beneath
him. He settled in New Guinea, where he mined for gold and diamonds.
That he is in pictures at all is an aftermath of a casual swim. He was diving about in a picturesque pool in New Guinea when two Englishmen, making a travelogue, passed and photographed him. A year later they reappeared, bound for Tahiti. When they found that Errol was still in New Guinea, they urged him to play the lead in a sea drama.
to try anything once, he went with them. But the movie landed on a shelf
in London. However, the episode had stirred a new desire. Determined to
try acting, Errol hastened to England, where he got several parts in stage
plays. Then he was observed by a Hollywood scout, who invited him to come
When Errol fell in love with Lili, he realized that his cherished independence was in danger. "For the first time in my life," he told me, "I was up against something out of my control." He knew that once a man marries, his happiness depends largely upon another person.
who had always been so capricious with all her suitors, was also overwhelmed
at what was happening to her heart. She, too, had always been proud of
her independence. The daughter of a French engineer, at nineteen she was
starred in a Casino de Paris revue. Later she starred in English and German
films, till Samuel Goldwyn discovered her and gave her the leading feminine
role opposite Ronald Colman in "The Rescue." She played leading
roles in such pictures as "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and "Cock-Eyed
She had always shied away from marriage. Was she going o surrender her will into the keeping of this man with the carefree manner? Was she who had never let any man tame her going to allow love to bend and break her?
She made up her mind she'd say no to his wooing. But again she said yes.