Book Review: 'Errol Flynn: The Movie Posters'
This magnificent oversize paperback boasts vivid, lovely-to-look-at posters from almost every one of Flynn’s nearly 60 films (including greats like The Adventures of Robin Hood and They Died With Their Boots On); enough background information about each movie to enhance one’s enjoyment of the artwork; and an intriguing, if slightly rose-colored, biographical chapter. Bassoff even managed to score an engaging foreword from the late Stewart Granger, an inheritor of Flynn’s dashing action-hero mantle (King Solomon’s Mines) and a fan who reveals, among other things, that Flynn’s guest room contained a two-way mirror for observing friends’ nightly activities. Indeed, one is inclined to think that Flynn, whose debauchery destroyed his career and eventually his life, is rather lucky to have Bassoff: The author has poured more care and affection into this sumptuous volume than Flynn seems to have lavished upon anyone, including himself. A-
Errol Flynn: The Movie Posters