A hero to millions who adored his portrayals of Robin Hood and Fletcher Christian, Errol Flynn (1909-59) lived a life that far surpassed any adventure he ever acted out on screen: exotic travels, criminal exploits, passionate love affairs, violent confrontations, scandals, and international fame.
In this highly readable, witty and colourful autobiography, Flynn reveals himself and his remarkable life as he did nowhere else.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/02/2005
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9781845130497
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Review by aadyer
A difficult man to like, hence a difficult biography to like. Some appalling behaviour coupled with acts of supreme generosity, and a somewhat introverted, intellectual side make the Great "Baron" of cinema a very complex man. The language at times is difficult to follow & the attitudes very 1950s, but those I would have expected. A great adventurous man who tried to live life to the full but ended up using, and abusing those around him, including those closest to him. He still dosen't, in middle age have anything like the emotional maturity that he needs to cope with his ever increasing list of dependents, or with the pressures of life. Unpleasant in parts, but very engaging in others. Not one I would read again, although the subject matter I may revisit with someone else's biography of the man