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“Errol & Olivia” at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 11th, 2011
Apr 11


“Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood” booksigning at Larry Edmunds Bookshop




By Robert Matzen


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Larry Edmunds Bookshop

6644 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, 90028





Stop by Larry Edmunds for a book signing with author Robert Matzen, for his book, “Errol & Olivia – Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood.”
Film trailers from the films of Flynn & de Havilland !
Errol Flynn poster gallery display!


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 Richly illustrated with both color and black-and-white photos, most previously unpublished, this detailed history tells the sexy story of these two massive stars, both together and apart.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 has appeared on BBC 2 and BBC Radio 4 and was the writer and director of George Washington’s First War, Pursuit of Honor, and When the Forest Ran Read. He is the author of Carol Lombard: A Bio-Bibliography and the co-author of Errol Flynn Slept Here. He lives in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.



Hollywood Heritage Event…

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 13th, 2009
Apr 13

Evening @ The Barn

Hollywood Heritage


Wednesday April 15th, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Heritage “Evening @ the Barn



Co-authors Robert Matzen and  Michael Mazzone present






Inside the Lover’s Lair


Errol Flynn was one of the greatest lovers of Hollywood’s Golden Era, and his house, “Mulholland Farm,” became the most notorious in movie history. Robert Matzen and Michael Mazzone, authors of the coffee-table hardcover, ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE (GoodKnight Books, 2009), take you inside Mulholland Farm (demolished 1988), the legendary hilltop Flynn home that hosted wild Hollywood parties still talked about today-and the bodysnatching of then recently-deceased John Barrymore from Pierce Brothers Mortuary in Hollywood in 1942. The authors’ presentation will also include a short video about Flynn and Mulholland Farm.

Joining Matzen and Mazzone will be Steve Hayes, a friend of Flynn’s who spent five weeks as his houseguest at Mulholland in 1950. Hayes, a bit player in the 1950s, became a screenwriter, contributing the story to the feature film TIME AFTER TIME, and writing more than 100 hours of network television. Hayes documented his close association with Flynn, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and other Hollywood superstars in the two-volume GOOGIES: COFFEE SHOP TO THE STARS (Bear Manor Media, 2008).


Copies of ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE will be available for purchase and signing by the authors with partial proceeds benefitting the Hollywood Heritage Museum.



Evening @ the Barn  for “ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE” will be held Wednesday April 15th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the

Lasky-DeMille Barn

(Across from the Hollywood Bowl)

2100 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

Hollywood Heritage Members:  $5, Non-Members:  $8

Admission sold only at the door.

Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 7:30 p.m.

As always: FREE PARKING!  Refreshments Available.



To increase your chances of getting the best seats for ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE, please arrive early.  


Seating capacity at the Barn is, as always, limited to 120


Our fifth “Evening @ the Barn” will be in May, featuring Laurel & Hardy.  Exact date and details will be posted on the Hollywood Heritage website on the “events” page.



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