Errol Flynn played swashbuckling rakes and seducers on-screen, and was also known to be one. A number of stories about him are penis stories, because he liked cock-centered practical jokes. He had such a charm that his antics only added to his mystique. One night he walked over to the house of his neighbor, the gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, and jerked off on her front door—And Hopper was amused. Sometimes he took out his penis at a party and played the piano with it. He used tight-fitting Australian swim shorts as under-pants and wore his cock pointing up, so you could see it peeking out of the waistband of his trousers. “Such was his reputation,” reported actor Iron Eyes Cody in his autobiography, “that I know of several perfetly sane directors… who actually asked to see it, right there on the set… Errol would unzip and proceed to set the record straight. Regardless of who was present.