There used to be an age where Hollywood movie stars were considered larger than life, silver screen gods that could do as they please. Then the public got obsessive and we found out through various unscrupulous media outlets that for the most part, actors and actresses are racist jerks just like us. One such actor that went from being admired down to vilified is Errol “Robin Hood” Flynn, thanks to his later years when he decided to start a relationship with a 15 year old aspiring actress by the name of Beverly Aadland. This is his tale.
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl’s fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother – which only fed Florence’s need to stay in the spotlight. THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD is a story about the desire for fame and the price it exacts.
The Last Of Robin Hood stars Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon. It opens in theaters on August 29th.
Last Updated: June 25, 2014