Errol Flynn: The Life and Career

Errol Flynn: The Life and Career

by Thomas McNulty
     
 

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Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a

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Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey of the FBI's infamous surveillance, and the first detailed account of his television appearances in the 1950s. First-hand interviews with Flynn's friends and colleagues are complemented by research from FBI files, correspondence, Flynn's diary, and other sources. Illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, the study also gives attention to the historical backgrounds and cultural influences that contributed to Flynn's fame; the work takes an objective and analytical look at the actor's adventurous life.

The study includes two appendices: the first is a collection of quotations from various celebrities, from memories of his talent and style to anecdotes about his wild pool parties. The second appendix is a filmography including all Flynn's work for film, stage, and television, with cast and crew information.

Author and poet Thomas McNulty has published widely in various magazines. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

Film & History
excellent
Penguin Comics
excellent...comprehensive filmography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786468980
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/29/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
381
Sales rank:
823,707
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Author and poet Thomas McNulty has published widely in various magazines. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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