The Big Love

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The Big Love
Author Tedd Thomey, Florence Aadland (as told by)
Country United States
Language English
Subject Biography
Publisher Lancer Books/Warner Books Edition (1986)
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 192 pp
ISBN 0-446-30159-0
OCLC 14409362

The Big Love, is a non-fiction scandalous biographical account of an alleged love affair between actor Errol Flynn and then fifteen-year-old actress Beverly Aadland, 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, a reprint of which appears in This Quiet Dust, and Other Writings.

Stage adaptation[edit]

In 1991, actress-comedian Tracey Ullman played the part of Florence in a one woman show by Brooke Allen based on the book.[1][2]


  1. ^ Richards, David (1991-04-14). "Secret Sharers: Solo Acts in a Confessional Age". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ Simon, John (1991-03-18). "Two from the Heart, Two from Hunger". New York Magazine. pp. 76–77. Retrieved 2009-02-15.