People: People, Jul. 6, 1942

It started as a party and ended as a brawl, but this Hollywood party was different: the actors behaved, the employes behaved like actors. About 4 a.m. at Errol Flynn's 32nd birthday party, the butler, lent for the occasion by Barbara Mutton, squared off with the actor's secretary and standin, who had once been a butler himself. The Hutton butler, said the Flynn standin, swung first. The Hutton butler, from his hospital bed, said no. The Flynn stand-in said the Hutton butler had called him a name. The Hutton butler remembered little. Flynn stood...

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