Hollywood Knitting - Una O'Connor

Posted by Kelli Ladwig on

I have been on a Basil Rathbone kick lately thanks to the "Attaboy Clarence" podcast. Episode 36 was titled "Basil the Great" and covered his roles in movies. He talked a little about "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and how Errol Flynn has bling sewn on his costume and Maid Marian rides Trigger. I had to go check it out. I bought a full-length copy of the movie and what struck me was Una O'Connor as Bess winding yarn for knitting and Maid Marian sitting at a needlepoint frame with a basket of yarn. (She could be rug hooking also). I could not get a photo of that scene to share with you. Instead I got Bess' counterpart, Lady Kluck, from a similar scene in Walt Disney's Robin Hood. I love the homage to the 1938 movie right down to the needlework!

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