Errol Flynn: The Life and Career

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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 ...

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Overview

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 Illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, the study also gives attention to the historical backgrounds and cultural influences that contributed to Flynn's fame; the work takes an objective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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786468980
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 381
  • Sales rank: 494,940
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and a Note on the Photographs vii
Preface 1
1. From Tasmania to Hollywood, 1909-1935 5
2. Hollywood, 1935-1940 29
3. The War Years, 1941-1945 115
4. Don Juan, 1946-1949 193
5. The Wanderer, 1950-1959 233
Afterword: Of Scrapbooks and Ghosts 298
Appendix 1 Remembrances 303
Appendix 2 Filmography 314
Notes and Sources 333
Bibliography 345
Index 355
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2005

    A True Tale and Well Done

    This is a comprehensive and extrensively researched book. It's very well written and illustrated with excellent photographs. This is probably the best book ever published about Hollywood's best action star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2004

    Refreshing

    What a refreshing and wonderful read on Errol Flynn. Well worth the $65. Wonderful pictures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2004

    An expensive look at Flynn!

    This has been the most costly read on Flynn ever, which though very well written is for those who just want to read more of the same, on a man who has been over-documented in recent times. A great cover photo on the hardback cover. A great index and appendix with lots of photos though not color or photo textured! Plain acid free paper as the text.Which is Unusual and a disappoinment. A perfect gift for a fan. ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    Errol Flynn: The Life and Career

    A fine addition to the library of any Errol Flynn fan, this book covers all of Flynn's life and career. It is filled with details and analysis and historical facts. The photographs are great and Mr. McNulty did a fine job with this book. A must read page turner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Errol Flynn: The Life and Career

    A fine example of quality research combined with good writing. Beautiful photographs and an in depth look at Flynn's life make this a highly informative reference work. A great text and a great job by Mr. McNulty!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    Finally - an objective, detailed analysis about the tragic life of Errol Flynn.

    Probably the most thorough account of the tragic, short life of Errol Flynn - written with great style and flair by Thomas McNulty. Where previous biographers of Flynn have titillated readers only about his 'made for tabloids' life, McNulty sifts through the notorious lies, truths and the 'somewhere in between' stories and presents an analysis of a deeply intelligent, thoughtful man - adored by his children and friends - whose flame burned out much too soon. An excellent addition to any 'Golden Age of Hollywood' library!

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