Archive for the ‘Books about Flynn’ Category


21 Sep

There is lots more good stuff in between, but alas, mybook would be twice as long!

Enjoy …

— Topper


A Few Firsts for Flynn!

22 May

Topper MacKay provides a first installment of some looks inside his two volume book on dear ‘ol Errol: “Errol Flynn, Movie Star” …


The following  excerpts speak for themselves as they appeared in the book . The first U.S. magazine cover. January 31, 1936. The first overseas cover.  April 12, 1936. There may have been a dispute about the first one overseas, since the French magazine Cinemonde included a free paper supplement in their regular issue of Feb, 20, 1936. It did not appear on the magazine’sactual cover for that issue. Here is the flyer that was added though I am submitting it for reference only and did not include this insert in the book.

And the first U.S. magazine article with an Errol Flynn byline. August 9, 1936.





— David DeWitt


Mail Bag! A Pictorial History of Errol Flynn in Two Volumes by Topper Mackay!

10 May

The Mail Bag brings us something that was a bit secretive until now! Our mission, should we choose to accept it, and we do, it to enjoy news of Topper MacKay’s superbly produced new two-volume book “A Pictorial History of the Life and Times of Errol Flynn, Movie Star” …

He says:

I am  introducing the latest published work on Errol Flynn, simply titled volume 1 “Errol Flynn”, and volume 2 “Movie Star”, authored by long-time blog follower, Topper MacKay.

It is a two-volume brace, totaling 492 pages, plus 12 pages of  preliminary materials.

The books were published in late 2022 and distruibuted shortly thereafter. Please note  that they were released as a ‘fair-use copyright publication’ with a limited edition of 50.

This means that the books are not for sale or readily available to the public…a true laborof love, so to speak.

Some fun facts are:

The books are 10 1/2″  X  12″ and weigh six pounds together.

There are over  2,364 illustrations and 1,989 of them contain Flynn.

It is chronologically based on his life with some pictures and articles that have not been seen in over 80 years.

I have attached a photo of the two volumes along with a pic of the back covers of each one.



Topper has agreed to share parts of the contents of his volumes with the blog in upcoming presentations of some of the pages.


Thanks, Topper, we take the assignment seriously, and will do our duty!

— David DeWitt


Mail Bag! What Errol Flynn Books Have You Read?

08 Jan

Our great friend Jan van der Vliet shows us his bookshelf today and asks What Errol Flynn books have you read?

Thanks, Jan …

— David DeWitt


Errol, Olivia and the Merry Men of Sherwood …

05 Jul

Errol, Olivia & the Merry Men of Sherwood: The Making of The Adventures of Robin Hood by Rupert Alistair

Click to read preview!

— David DeWitt


Love at first sigh

18 Mar

Dear Flynnstones,

enjoy this pretty picture of Errol‘s last love.

Make laugh not war,

— shangheinz


The Illustrated Life Chronology of Errol Flynn!

01 Mar

At long last a new and long awaited book about Errol Flynn! Awaiting reviews from those who have the book. Amazon reviews are very positive

— David DeWitt


Mail Bag! Tedd Thomey, The Story of a Life

23 Feb

The mail bag brings in a nice article suggested by Karl Holmberg: click book cover!

— David DeWitt


Mail Bag! New Errol Flynn Book Coming Soon!

11 Feb

We got a great recommendation in the Mail Bag from Greg Maradei for a new book about Errol Flynn …

“I received my new book today, Errol Flynn The Illustrated Life Chronology by Robert Florczak, and I love it.  Like most fanatics of our dear boy, I own and have read all the books on Errol Flynn, the majority of which have told the same story and danced around the same facts.  New information and new facts are what I crave, and Robert’s book completely delivers to include a volume of rare photos that I have never seen. For instance, if you want to see the chapel then and now where Errol and Lili were married, or Niven and Flynn’s house nicknamed “cirrhosis by the sea” you’re in for a treat.  By the way, that house is neither on Linden Drive nor at Marion Davies’ humble beach abode.  

“This is an illustrated chronological book of Errol Flynn’s life, and it provides a tremendous amount of accurate and detailed information never before published including rare events and anecdotes.  Additionally, the mass of production notes provides the reader with what it was like for producers and directors to work with Flynn on a film.   

“Robert worked tirelessly, researching Flynn for many years down every avenue and from all resources possible and successfully created a detailed and extremely welldocumented chronology of one of recent history’s most enigmatic lives.  So, for those of us who want to know more about Errol Flynn and his life – here it is …

“Thank you, Robert, for your excellent work and a great and extremely unique book on Errol Flynn.”

– Greg Maradei

This book is available on Pre-Order at Amazon.

We’ll publish some reviews when the long awaited book is published after February 28, 2022.

Thanks, Greg!


— David DeWitt


New Book by Josef Fegerl

22 Oct

Mr Josef Fegerl has privately published a new Flynn book. It features thousands of photos from Flynn’s westerns, including movie art and junket photos. A few sample pages can be seen below. The book is not for sale. Enjoy!


— Inga