Errol book?

06 Nov

Hi Everyone,I just wondered if anyone knows if this book – Errol Flynn the adventures of a real life rogue by Lincoln Douglas Hurst will possibly be released anytime soon? It sounds like it would be an incredible read.



— Lollie


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  1. Inga

    November 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Lollie, unfortunately, this book is never going to be published. We’ve discussed it some time ago but you were not a member then so you cannot know about it. Here are the old articles and comments:

    Did I miss something?

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    • Tim

      November 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      I did not know Lincoln Hurst, Lollie, but I learned from a much respected & trusted authority that he was an inspiringly preeminent man and scholar. It’s a tribute nonpareil not only that he was a fan and admirer of Errol, but, so much so, that he devoted his last weeks to recording and writing about two lives – Errol’s, and that of the theological luminary, George Baird’s. That’s quite a compliment to Errol! – and one that shows how right we are to be Fans of Flynn! Below is a photo of Professor Hurst with Robert Osborne, and a link to a “Lincoln Memorial” video posted after his passing:


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      • David DeWitt

        November 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

        I love this pic of my dear friend, Link Hurst! His book would have doubtless shed new and compelling information about Errol, particularly his time in Spain and knowing how detailed and well researched his work in print is, this book would have been one of the best done on Flynn. It is very sad that some of his work was first lost, creating huge problems, as it progressed but he became ill and died prematurely and far, far too soon before he could get his bearings again. The book cover is floating around the internet tantalizing people that it might yet be published. I have read some of what he shared with me and others and can say it was the product if a dedicated, passionate, and deep thinker who cared a great deal about Errol and his rightful place in film history free of the slurs and lies written about him by Charles Higham. I miss his emails and long phone calls, and his warm sense of humor. Thankfully, we have his documentary appearances on featurettes done for Warner Home Video, and others. For a long time, I couldn’t look at them, and then suddenly, there he was at the end of a film I was watching and it was bearable. He was respected and loved by his students and many friends around the world that he corresponded with; we had fun together always though we never met in person, and I miss him greatly …

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        • Tim

          November 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

          What a wonderful tribute & friendship, David. Thank you!

          Your great work, here and elsewhere, will help assure that Lincoln Hurst profound accomplishments and good deeds progate in perpetuity.

          And here’s one of Lincoln with renowned religious scholar Professor Baird of Oxford, whom, along with Professor Flynn of Mulholland, he greatly admired:


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    • Lollie

      November 8, 2013 at 2:10 am

      Oh that’s a real shame,it looked like it would have been one of the all time best Errol Flynn books.

      P.S. @ shangheinz.I just wanted to ask why you wrote my name deliberately as LOLlie? LOL? Did I say something wrong or funny asking about the book?

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  2. shangheinz

    November 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Dear LOLlie,
    like Inga said, David cleared the spiderwebs a little while ago here:

    Lincoln D Hurst's Errol Flynn: The True Life Adventures of a Real Life Rogue!

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  3. zacal

    November 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I met Lincoln Hurst by accident. I attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebration of Olivia De Havilland (She smiled at me!!) in June of 2006. Afterwards I saw Deirdre Flynn standing outside with Patrice Wymore Flynn and couldn’t help myself. I approached and asked Deirdre if she knew of the inside joke Errol made in “The Dawn Patrol” regarding her grandfather. Deirdre had no idea what I was talking about but a man standing with her knew immediately of what I spoke. Surprised, Deirdre looked at him for confirmation. The man? Lincoln Hurst.

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    • Tim

      November 9, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Livvie, Dierdre, Patrice & Lincoln!!!! How cool is that, zacal!!!!

      (Could have said “DeHavilland, Flynn, Wymore & Hurst”, but it would have sounded more like a law firm than an assembly of entertainment royalty!)

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    • Karen

      November 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      I was happy to have known Lincoln for several years, and he was a wonderful, kind and giving person, as well as being incredibly intelligent, too!

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  4. Lollie

    November 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Is there a release date yet for ‘Errol Flynn an Illustrated Life Chronology’ ? That sounds like it will be an amazing book too!

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  5. Someoctober

    November 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hello, everybody! So happy to be one of you, even though I’m a novice I’m still an Errol Flynn fan. Hope to be able to learn from the best!

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