Digging deep into the vaults of Warner Brothers and the collections of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as other private archives, this book explores the complex personal and professional relationship of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Flynn, even 50 years after his death, continues to conjure up images to the prototypical handsome, charismatic ladies' man; while de Havilland, a two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner, is the last surviving star of "Gone with the Wind. "Richly illustrated with both color and black-and-white photos, most previously unpublished, this detailed history tells the sexy story of these two massive stars, both together and apart.
Robert Matzen is co-author (with Mike Mazzone) of Errol Flynn Slept Here: The Flynns, the Hamblens, Rick Nelson, and the Most Notorious House in Hollywood (GoodKnight Books, 2009). His previous print work includes many articles about classic films and stars and a biography of actress Carole Lombard. He appeared as an expert on Lombard in the BBC2 television documentary, Living Famously: Clark Gable (2005), and on the BBC4 radio documentary about Errol Flynn, Robin Hood and the Cuban Revolutionaries (September 2009). Matzen was an acquaintance of several associates of Flynn, including second wife Nora Eddington, biographer Tony Thomas, ghostwriter Earl Conrad, and screen star Robert Stack.The work of Robert Matzen as a screenwriter and director includes a trio of independent feature documentaries about young George Washington that earned national acclaim as well as several films for NASA in which he interviewed astronauts and top government officials.Errol and Olivia is his fifth book.