[PW] "In Like Flynn"

TBenghauserPU66 tbenghauser at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 11:16:32 PST 2017


More relevant, at least until the next White House outrage, is the phrase's
obverse: OUT Like Flynn (aka Mikhail Flynntov)



On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Bristol Library <bplref at gmail.com> wrote:

> A patron is asking about the origin of this phrase.  I found the
> information about the NY politician Flynn and the later Erroll Flynn
> connection, but patron believes it predates this.  He cited a Broadway play
> called "In Like Flynn" written by Michael O'Flynn which he believes was
> produced in the late 1800s.  I am unable to find a play or playwright under
> these terms.  I did check Internet Broadway Database, imdb, history of the
> Flynn family name (looking for famous O'Flynns), and our meager
> Broadway/drama collection.  I also checked the quote investigator, even
> though it's not a quote exactly, and snopes.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> TIA,
> Jeanne
>
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