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5.0 out of 5 stars Errol Flynn - the ultimate Libertine, 19 July 2009
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This review is from: Errol Flynn: Gentleman Hellraiser (Paperback)
Much has been written about Errol Flynn, both in his own lifetime and after his death, aged 50, in 1959. Fifty years later on, he is still being written about - such is the legend that Flynn created for himself.

'Errol Flynn - Gentleman Hellraiser' is not a glamorised, rose-tinted retrospective of the star and his lifestyle. Neither is it a sensationalized account of his many scandals and character flaws.

What is depicted here is a raw, restless Flynn. Flynn the adventurer, the conman, the chancer, the hedonist. Errol Flynn - the ultimate Libertine.

While the book does give a full account of his life and many of his films, the interest lies mainly in accounts of Flynn's interactions with those with which he worked, loved, hated, cheated and fought.

Although the old conspiracies that seem to surround Flynn - his alleged homosexuality, Nazi sympathies etc., - are briefly mentioned throughout, they never distract the reader for too long or in any depth to make them an unwelcome intrusion.

The delights of this portrayal of Flynn are his often crude turn of phrase, his quick wit, the tales of the practical jokes and of being literally caught with his pants down - but just not giving a damn. This is a Flynn that's always on the move, looking for the next adventure, the next pay cheque, the next sexual conquest.

Sadly, only eight black and white stills are included in the book, but the legend of Errol Flynn continues to live on - and rightly so.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2010 13:53:56 GMT
Lola Latte says:
Why so ready to read and believe utter trash?
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