Hollywood's hellfire club: the misadventures of John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and the "Bundy Drive" boys

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Feral House, Oct 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 383 pages
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They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama's boy,and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were "The Bundy Drive Boys," and they made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound, but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The Bundy Drive Boys'un-bowdlerized stories have never been illustrated so well or told so completely as within Hollywood's Hellfire Club. Author Gregory William Mankalso wrote It 's Alive!: The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankensteinand Hollywood Cauldron.

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Review: Hollywood's Hellfire Club: The Misadventures of John Barrymore, WC Fields, Errol Flynn and the Bundy Drive Boys

User Review  - Rachel Pollock - Goodreads

If you are doing research on any of the folks in this book, it's great to see the numerous photos, paintings, reproduced documents, and check out the extensive bibliography. Read full review

Review: Hollywood's Hellfire Club: The Misadventures of John Barrymore, WC Fields, Errol Flynn and the Bundy Drive Boys

User Review  - Kevin Calhoun - Goodreads

Excellent book on early Hollywood and the Bundy Drive Boys. If you like this era (WC Fields, Errol Flynn, John Barrymore) then you'll love this book. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
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he 1910s
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The Old Toymaker That RedHaired Whore and the Master Poisoner
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Greg Mank is the author of several well-regarded film history books, including "It's Alive! The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein" and "Karloff and Lugosi: A Haunting Collaboration," as well as many magazine features and DVD commentaries. Mr. Heard is a leading collector of Hollywood memorabilia, including the paintings and scrapbooks of John Decker, the central "Bundy Drive Boy." He makes his living as a stockbroker and lives in Dallas, TX. Bill Nelson is an indefatigable researcher, on the quest for Bundy Drive Boys material for over a decade. Bill is the force behind oddballbooks.com.

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