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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Communications; First Edition edition (February 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971168571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971168572
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Just when you think every bit of Hollywood history and lore has been explored, along comes a book that's inventive, surprising and impossible to put down . . . This handsomely produced volume is the kind of book I intended to browse but wound up reading from cover to cover.”  —Leonard Maltin, author, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide



Errol Flynn Slept Here is a voyage into a dark past . . . a fascinating, and thoroughly unexpected slice of cultural history.”  —Scott Eyman, author, Lion of Hollywood: The Life of Louis B. Mayer



“A brilliant account of Errol Flynn’s house in 11 acres of ground on Mulholland Drive which boasted two-way mirrors, secret staircases and sliding panels.”  —Turner Classic Movies UK

About the Author

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 Errol & Olivia. He lives in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Michael Mazzone has been a researcher on Golden Age Hollywood for more than 30 years, specializing in John Barrymore, Lillian Gish, and Errol Flynn. He lives in South Point, Ohio.

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A new book has just come out.
Steven Hayes
It was totally unexpected that Steve came into my life in the middle of when ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE was being written!
Jack Marino
All Errol Flynn fans must purchase this book.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jack Marino on March 12, 2009
I really can't give a review of this book, because on my contribution of this dream come true. ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE makes a wonderful addition to any Errol Flynn collector and those of you who are just discovering this wild adventurer! I have been collecting Errol Flynn memorabilia since 1969 and I was lucky enough, when I moved to Los Angeles to meet a lot of people who knew and worked with Errol Flynn.

I have known that this book was in the making for years and both Mike and Robert asked me to be a small part in this visually stunning book. I have known Mike Mazzone for close to 30 years and we both had visited Mulholland Farm at different times in 1987. I was very fortunate to be able to go up there for over a year on a daily basis and bring everyone I knew up to the house, to hang out by the pool and walk around in the house.

I feel very honored that all my rare photos, that I took on my many trips up to the house, are a part of this fabulous book. I knew when I met Robert Matzen, that he would write a top notch book. I told Robert and Mike that they could use all the photos I had taken up at the house. I wanted my photos to show everyone out there everything you could possibly imagine about the house, that I hope as a successful filmmaker that I could own. When I received my book I was absolutely blown away. I am so proud of Robert and Mike's work in this book and that all my pictures have now found a home for everyone to see and enjoy.

Like a lot of people out there, I always wondered what the house looked on the inside. I first saw the outside of the house in 1977. It wasn't until 1987 that I was lucky to get into the house. Now, with this book, everyone can get into the house and see the before, during and after photos of this magnificent home.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Schiller on February 23, 2009
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Robert Matzen's and Michael Mazzone's book "Errol Flynn Slept Here" is the complete history of the fantastic mansion that the great movie swashbuckler built as his personal lair. This is a riveting, page-turner of a book that is impossible to put down.

Errol Flynn purchased 11 lush, green acres on top of one of the Hollywood hills and personaly designed his remote castle-like retreat to get away from the world in complete privacy. Near Mulholland Drive, Errol called it his Mulholland farm which was stocked with a menagerie of animals and even had a riding circle, swimming pool, tennis court, and private casino!

This book covers the house and it's infamous secret stairwells and passageways, and what occured within its walls during the 15 years or so Flynn owned it. It's also a detailed chronicle on the rise and fall of Errol Flynn in show business and life.

Author's Matzen and Mazzone continue the saga of the Flynn castle on a mountaintop with new owner Christian radio-recording artist Stuart Hamblen and his family, who lived there for over 20 years. Later the house with much of the outer acres already sub-divided was purchased by "rock 'n roll" star and teen idol Rickey Nelson who lived in the mansion until his ill-fated death in a 1986 plane crash.

The authors have tracked down many people who actually lived in or visited the house during its half-century of existence. Matzen and Mazzone were astonished to learn that this mansion had a life of its own, and write of the strange, eerie, creepy, and bizarre events experienced by its various owners over the years.

Both authors were able to visit the Mulholland farm shortly before its demolition and document the entire mansion and estate inside and out.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hayes on March 7, 2009
A new book has just come out. And what a book it is!

Called ERROL FLYNN SLEPT HERE, by Robert Matzen and Michael Mazzone, it not only describes the infamous house that Flynn built, lived in, partied in, loved above all else, and finally lost in a bitterly contested divorce to his first wife, Lili Damita, but gives the reader a wonderful and accurate portrait of how life was in those Golden Years of Hollywood.

I know. I was there.

Take my advice. If you're at all interested in Flynn or how he lived, who his buddies were, who were the glamorous women who flitted in and out of his bedroom, then run don't walk to buy it!
The photos are spectacular; the text superlative.

I knew Flynn well. I was his house guest briefly in the late forties, early fifties. Though that was almost sixty years ago this book brought all my vivid memories flashing back as if they happened yesterday.

Thank you Mr. Matzen and Mr. Mazzone.

Flynn, you magnificent [............], you live and party again!

Steve Hayes, author of - GOOGIE'S: COFFEE SHOP TO THE STARS.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kate on August 11, 2010
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This book is fascinating. It tells a different tale of the star Errol Flynn. Detail in the planning, building, height of its glory, scandal and final demise of Errol's home that he loved so much. including some ghost stories, of which I wish i could have heard even more of. The home sadly is gone now, Justin Timberlake now owns a new house built on the original sight. The photos alone of the house Errol built that were torn down sadly not so many years ago, are worth it alone. This is an amazing book, wonderful writing with mostly never before seen pictures. If you are a fan of Errol Flynn. this is a must to have
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