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The Zaca: 1950

The Zaca: 1950

I inherited this from a family friend who took it on the docks in Cannes, France in 1950. I'll leave a little of the mystery to the sleuths on Shorpy, as I had never heard of the Zaca and its famous owner, seen at the railing at the far side of the boat. I have shared this pic (when I finally figured out who what I was looking at) with the son of the famous figure. There is one person on the boat at the top right who is talking with the owner of the Zaca; I really want to know who it is - any ideas? famous? Fairly certain the Zaca is there for the film festival. View full size.

[The only son of the "famous owner" is presumed to have died in 1970; is that who you shared it with? -tterrace]

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Built in 1929 for one of the super-rich Crockers, Zaca was bought by Errol Flynn in 1945 and I think we can see the star aboard. Zaca is still afloat (unlike Errol Flynn), after a major rebuild, and in the warm waters of the Med.

[As sayum13's caption mentions, that is the "famous owner" - who indeed is Flynn - on the boat. -tterrace]

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