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The Big Love
, is a non-fiction
Non-fiction is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be fact...
scandalous biographical account of an alleged love affair between actor Errol Flynn
Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, being a legend and his flamboyant lifestyle.-Early life:...
and then 15-year-old actress Beverly Aadland
Beverly Elaine Aadland was an American film actress.She appeared in films including South Pacific. As a teenager, she co-starred Errol Flynn's Cuban Rebel Girls and had been considered for the role of Lolita, opposite Flynn in a planned production of Lolita, although it was James Mason who was...
, as told by her mother, Florence Aadland.
The original 1961-edition was first published by Lancer Books. A Warner Books Edition was released in 1986. This edition contained an epilogue by Thomey, commenting on Florence Aadland's life and death, and her imprisonment. Currently, the book remains out-of-print.
The book was reviewed by William Styron
William Clark Styron, Jr. was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work.For much of his career, Styron was best known for his novels, which included...
, a reprint of which appears in This Quiet Dust, and Other Writings.
In 1991, actress-comedian Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman is a British stage and television actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author ....
played the part of Florence Aadland in a one woman show based on the book.