“Memoir of Errol Flynn” vs. “The Big Love”

Getting ready for the upcoming “Last Of Robin Hood”, I read last week both Earl Conrad’s “Memoir of Errol Flynn” and “The Big Love” by Florence Aadland.  All factors considered, I found Earl Conrad’s account of Errol’s last years, a far superior work, and one which presents a far better basis for a screenplay and film.  In fact, it would be hard to imagine a more fascinating and substantive examination of Errol’s life and last days than the one Earl Conrad provides in this superb memoir of his time with Errol Flynn.  On the other hand, I found “Mommie Weirdest’s” book terribly boring, self-serving, and incomplete – leaving out so much of Errol’s extraordinary life, character, and philosophy of living.  I sure hope the movie follows the Conrad approach more than it does the Florence Aadland version of events.  After all, when all is said and done, the only good reason to watch this movie is because of Errol Flynn’s uniquely amazing life.  Anyway, that’s the way I see it.  What do you guys think?


Earl Conrad Memoir                              The Big Love


— Tim

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