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Errol Flynn: The Movie Posters

Bassoff, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 1886310106 / ISBN 13: 9781886310100
Published by Lawrence Bassoff Collection, Beverly Hills, California, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Errol Flynn: The Movie Posters

Publisher: Lawrence Bassoff Collection, Beverly Hills, California

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Handsome, dashing, and devilish. Australian-born movie legend, Errol Flynn, lived a short life that was long on adventure, acclaim and sensation. As the swashbuckling star of fifty films from Hollywood's 'Golden Age', including such costume classics as: "Captain Blood"; "The Adventures of Robin Hood"; and "Dodge City", Errol Flynn embodied a winning and heroic style of acting which now lies dormant due to his irreplaceable verve, charm and swordsmanship. Flynn's unique persona lives on in over 180 colour reproductions in this book, the first vintage movie poster collection on a major Hollywood star ever published in book form. Originally displayed in movie theatres, these posters and lobby cards also document the Warner Brothers movie poster style from 1935 to 1953 and the heyday of the Hollywood swashbuckler from 1920 to 1959. A warm and funny foreword by friend and fellow screen swordsman Stewart Granger sets the stage for these rare, glamourous and biographical images. They also capture Flynn's premature decline in the 1950's and his final comeback as a respected character lead in "The Sun Also Rises" and "Too Much, Too Soon" before his death in 1959 at the age of 50.

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Lawrence Bassoff is clearly a man of passion--for great movie posters in general, and of Errol Flynn's in particular. Bassoff has amassed a definitive collection of Flynn's film posters and one-sheets, and the resulting book is a wonderful glimpse at the long and sometimes sketchy career of one of the century's greatest actors. There are impressive spreads of full-color posters for Flynn's legendary leading-man vehicles, including 14 separate entries for The Adventures of Robin Hood and eight for Adventures of Don Juan. But as Flynn's star began to fade in the early '50s, and as his battle with alcohol was slowly being lost, the films leaned toward the pirate trifle Against All Flags and the amateurishly cheesy Cuban Rebel Girls. Accompanying the impressive poster collection is Bassoff's concise, affectionate film criticism, which makes for satisfying reading for any film fan. --Anne Hurley

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