My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Autobiography of Errol Flynn

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Rowman & Littlefield, Nov 4, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 438 pages
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Known to millions as the preeminent swashbuckler of the silver screen, Errol Flynn was a complex man who lived a life far more adventurous than any of his films. In My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Flynn reveals himself to be a self-aware and cosmopolitan devotee of excitement and pleasure. With gusto, he recalls his years as a soldier of fortune in the South Seas, his trip to war-torn Spain, his battles in Hollywood with studio honchos (Jack Warner was a particular nemesis) and ex-wives (esp. Lili Damita), and the furor surrounding his trial for rape in 1943. Freely mixing verbal abuse and tall tales with candid confessions, Flynn's autobiography makes for one hell of a read.
 

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

I enjoyed his films but I can't say I like the man who showed himself in this autobiography. His view of women and the way he used them although he denies such in this book, I found very unpleasant ... Read full review

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User Review  - aadyer - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Prologue
9
Tasmanian Devil 19091927
23
The Crocodile and the Sword 19271932
51
Seven Seas to England 19321933
137
An Actors Life For Me 19331943
177
Head Hunters of California 19421943
309
Other Cooper Square Press Titles of Interest
439
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Errol Flynn (1909-1959) starred in 53 films including The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk, and The Sun Also Rises. Jeffrey Meyers, author of Inherited Risk: Errol Flynn and Sean Flynn in Hollywood and Vietnam , lives in Berkeley, California.

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