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The Resource Errol Flynn : the untold story, Charles Higham

Errol Flynn : the untold story, Charles Higham

Label
Errol Flynn : the untold story
Title
Errol Flynn
Title remainder
the untold story
Statement of responsibility
Charles Higham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Errol Flynn could have been tried for treason. The world-famous star could have ended his life on the hangman's noose." In this astonishing statement, best-selling author Charles Higham sums up a theme of his major new biography of the superstar. Behind the fame, the magical movie career that made Flynn a symbol of heroism adn patriotic adventure, there was hidden a horrifying secret: he was a spy for the Gestapo, working in harness with a leading SS man, Dr. Hermann F. Erben. Aided by the FBI, army and navy intelligence, and the State Department, Charles Higham has woven a spellbinding story of espionage and doublecross. He shows the industry coverup that hid Flynn's activities from an unsuspecting public. And the audacious maneuver by which Flynn used Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's friendship and trust as an unwitting cover for his treasonable mission. Along with this amazing story, the book discloses Flynn's previously unrevealed sexual encounters with Howard Hughes and Tyrone Power, both of whom were also bisexual; and his one-night stand in New York with Truman Capote. Higham discusses Flynn's activities as international criminal; compulsive thief; committer of manslaughter; smuggler of gold, guns, and drugs. We see Flynn as a man in constant danger. While the career soared in such classics as The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood and Gentlemen Jim, the macho star was threatened by exposure, ruin, and execution. This undercurrent of suspense makes Errol Flynn: The Untold Story a true-life thriller - which comes to an unforgettable climax in the scavenger-filled streets of postwar Shanghai. -- from dust jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-2012
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Higham, Charles
Dewey number
  • 791.43/028/0974
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.F55
LC item number
H5
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Flynn, Errol
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Errol Flynn : the untold story, Charles Higham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Books, films and plays": pages [357]-359
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm05830250
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
370 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385134958
Lccn
78022633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)05830250
Label
Errol Flynn : the untold story, Charles Higham
Publication
Note
"Books, films and plays": pages [357]-359
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm05830250
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
370 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385134958
Lccn
78022633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)05830250

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