Writer Jim Turiello

Air Date:

Friday, June 29, 2012

Show #72

Jim Turiello, up in Washington Heights, New York, where his favorite pastimes were playing football, baseball, basketball and bowling. In his spare time he went to the many movie palaces in his neighborhood. Jim writes a weekly sports column for BrianSmithRadio.com. Since the 80’s he has been a regular on numerous sports radio shows in the tri-state area.

As a prolific writer his contributions to music, movie and collectable magazines are too numerous to mention. Jim has authored a book Errol Flynn: The Quest for an Oscar is not a biography but a review and analysis of Errol Flynn’s ability to adapt to any role and the fact that he never duplicated the characters he portrayed. Errol was unique and contemporary, he lives on today. The book has his complete filmography as well as over 200 photographs.

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  1. Dale Westin from THE ERROL FLYNN MARINA

    “ERROL FLYNN: QUEST FOR AN OSCAR” – a book review- Just when we thought just about everything possible had been written about our marina’s namesake, along comes a rather interesting epistle turned out by James Turiello. Turiello is pushing for a posthumous Academy Award for Errol Flynn which is something of a stretch inasmuch as the Academy simply does not present awards to the dead. Turiello’s book covers the incredible journey of Errol Flynn’s quest for an Oscar. Errol goes from complete obscurity to one of the most sought-after men in Hollywood. Men wanted to be him, and women wanted desperately to be with him. But on the other hand, he wasn’t particularly interested in acting. He was a cadet, an overseer at a copra plantation, he ran a charter schooner and he mined gold, to name only a few of his ventures all before the age of 21. He was a free spirit who played by his own rules, much to the chagrin of the Hollywood producers. He was up for any role and would play it so convincingly that it transported the viewer into another world. This book reminisces about the wonderful world of the motion picture experience in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, when going to the movies was an event, where you would get a movie program and live organ music would fill the ornately decorated theater. We learn about the most loved man-of-the-people, Robin Hood, to the most audacious pirate in The Seahawk, to the bravest soldier as General Custer. You will be treated to over 200 photographs of Errol Flynn in his many movie roles, as well as, candid images most never before published. There are rare artwork posters from around the world, and some unique Errol Flynn items depicted you might not know exist. This book includes Errol Flynn’s complete filmography with a short synopsis of each movie and the entire cast. Whether you are familiar with Errol Flynn and his body of work, or a newcomer, this book will definitely give you an insight into all the different aspects of his career in the movies. To quote Jack Warner of the famous Warner Brothers Studio, “He was all the heroes in one magnificent, sexy, animal package…he showered an audience with sparks, when he laughed, when he fought, or when he loved. I just wish we had someone around today half as good as Flynn.” Turiello is hoping to lead a resurgence of Errol Flynn in the near future and is predicting a major upswing in Flynn interest. One of the hot film festivals in the USA, the Bryant Park HBO Film Festival; will be featuring Flynn’s famous “Adventures of Robin Hood” in the park Aug. 6. Several movie magazines will also be featuring extensive Flynn coverage starting in September. Will the Flynn mystique catch on? Some say it never went away!

    Dale Westin – Owner of Errol Flynn Marina , Port Antonio Jamaica

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