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Books by Florence Aadland

04 Jan

  Dear Fellow Errol Fans,

     As part of my research for an upcoming book on Errol, I am searching for a few books by Florence Aadland : 'The Beautiful Pervert' and 'The Big Love'. I was wondering if anyone has a copy of these two books for sale or 'lease'. I would rather deal with you readers than give my $ to Amazon. If someone can help, I will put their name in my book as 'Contributors'. If I can 'lease' the book, I will return it in about two wk.s or less in the same cond. it was sent. 

     Thanks,  John

— john

 

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  1. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I've checked Abebooks.com… and found several copies of The Big Love with prices from $39.95 to $200. The Beautiful Pervert is going for $135. Yikes! Can't find any for sale on eBay, just now, either…

     
  2. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Barnes&Noble seems to have The Big Love for an incredible value: buy a $200 book for just $3.95 online price! Go here to look at the sales page:
    Barnes&Noble

     
  3. Anonymous

    January 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The Big Love was primarily written by the fabulous author Tedd Thomey. As noted in the other comments it is always floating about. If you can't come by it easily you can borrow my copy (I pretty much have everything written at this point–with the exclusion of the trash, etc.)
    Patti

     
  4. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Hi Patti;
    Am I right to understand that you are writing a book about Errol Flynn? If not, please correct me and ignore all the following.
    If so, my most important question – did you knew him?
    I find there are so much assumptions made about Errol, mostly unfair and incorrect. He is extremely much taken out of context of who he really was and what he stood for. We must never forget from what disadvantaged and unfortunate background he came and into what unfavorable situation he was drown into. If not one mishap happened to him another would follow and that all his life. If one really deeply examines his life one could only cry. The poor man never ever had a chance for happiness – ever!
    He wasn't an angel – no and yes – he was a rebel but why? That is the essence!
    If you are writing a book I wish you good luck and I hope you write about the man he really was inside of himself who only extremely few people saw and they often had to guess what was really what. He lived inside of himself and he would never give himself away due to such deep rooted insecurities planted, maybe the better word would be branded into him. He never had a chance, because it would have been like jumping over your own shadow!
    Sorry to ramble on, but I feel very strongly about my philosophy about him. I hope you don't mind me saying all this, I just would like to see a book about him without assumptions, hearsay and media paraphernalia. I would say maybe to look into the soul of the tortured man he was and feel to walk in his footsteps. What would we have done if we would have been him?
    God I got to stop.
    Best regards,
    Tina

     
  5. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Tina,
    I have noticied that you champion his cause tirelessly. Thank you for wishing me luck with respect to my writing. Well, you need not worry about my writing something damning with respect to EF. To answer your questions, yes I am writing a book and have been working on it for a few years now. Though I expect it will take me quite a few more to complete as the research portion takes quite some time to do thoroughly. I did not know him as I was born after he had passed on. These days there are not many left who did know him. My book is not a biography but limited to one period of time in his life which I believe to be a turning point. My book is more of an analysis of that event and the contributing factors.
    I have spoken with or corresponded with several people who knew him and in my humble opinion I believe that he was an enigma to many if not most. One wonders how often he chose to “show his true self.” Moreover, he was a human being, like the rest of us and EF had his good points and bad. Don't we all? While it is true that EF had some disadvantages in life, he also had some advantages. One must consider, as I believe you are trying to do, the whole. Like you, I feel that there are many assumptions, assessments and comments which are incorect, unfair, biased, or just put out there for sensationalism. I endeavor to do my best to remain unbiased and accurate.

     
  6. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Patricia, I would like that very much. I will peruse it and send it back in 2 wks. or less. I would much rather deal with fellow Errol fans and ' keep it in the community' so to speak. My address is; John Teitloff, 12035 U.S. Hwy. 117 south, box #16, rocky point, N.C. 28457. My phone; (910) 675-0009 Thank you for the help! John

     
  7. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    That's fine. I have to retrieve it as it is currently out on loan to a friend in the west. I sent it out about 2 weeks ago so I am not sure if she'd done with it yet but I'll send her a note. Quite a few of my books are currently making the rounds! I'll give you a heads up when I get it returned. I am so swamped so it you don't hear from me in two weeks or so, give me a nudge!

     
  8. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Patti;
    Thank you for your kind reply and it is so good to hear what you are saying, as I am so weary of the stone throwing! You are right; I am his defender due to of having my good reasons. My motto “The Defense Never Rests”!
    Why do I care, because I know he was a very good person! He was as good and as bad as any of us, he was no different, and he was most of all a human being with goodness and fault like all of us. As you say too. Maybe a little more foolish than the average person, so what – he was not average! Not in the slightest way! Maybe he could have considered his Stardom a little more seriously, but they would have judged him no matter what.
    He was a public figure! He was a World Star! He had the courage to live his life as he saw fit. Do we? The average person – no – because we do not have his courage. He knew he was sitting in a glasshouse and there was no escape. He used to read the bible and he did quote on some occasions the famous entry “Judge not, lest ye be judged!” You say he had advantages too, yes he did, but he did not see them anymore after 1942/43. As a matter of facts in a sense he died at that time. How much can somebody endure? First his mother, then Lili, it's like falling from the frying pan into the fire, then the trial and all in such a short span of his life.
    Yet his childhood was the springing factor to most of his problems. There are so many explanations as to why he was a rebel, why he hated authority, why he was a prankster, why he had sometimes revenge (getting back) in his heart and why he liked and disliked woman. This all has to be understood and in all his actions the foundation can be found and explained. The prime problem is his early childhood there is no getting away from it. He thought making pranks at people he liked was showing affection. He had no idea how to love, because he was never loved. If he would have had loving normal parents he would have turned out an entirely different person.
    One cannot give enough important emphasis to the effects of his childhood. Does anybody know what it feels and what is means to be badly physically and verbally abused, never experience parental love, never being told “I love you”, being told “I wish you where dead”, being abundant, suffer loneliness, unless one has experienced all these perils at a tender age themselves can understand the tears he cried. All these experiences are casting a character-mold in stone and cannot be removed, with treatments maybe a little of it, but it will be a prevalent and domineering factor all though their life!
    By the way, loneliness is poison to a Gemini, which he was, they never like to be alone, although he sought very often of just being alone, but this was mostly due to escaping the glasshouse effect. People born under the sign of Gemini are social people and love to talk and tell a good yarn, but they are very secretive about themselves and their problems, always a jovial front. And this fits Errol to a “T”!
    This is just a little insight from where I am coming from!
    All the very best to you and your book, I am looking forward to read it, but please hurry up as I am of quite progressed age.
    Best regards,
    Tina

     
  9. Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I'll send you out an email.
    Patti

     
 
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