In regards to the Errol Flynn book: As a connoisseur of celebrity biographies, I can tell you that Charles Higham (and many times Barbara Leaming) will pick a "fact" out of thin air and write an entire book around it. The Flynn book, which I've read, is pure BS. Leaming claimed in her biography of Kate Hepburn that John Ford was the love of Kate's life. Nothing to back it up. They did have a mild flirtation for a while, but they certainly were'nt hopelessly devoted to eachother.
John Wayne confuses me. His westerns annoyed me as a child, mostly because they were overplayed. I really thought he was a cultural glitch. He seemed to play the same thing over and over. I'm still not convinced that he could act his way out of a paper bag, although I liked Donovan's Reef and Mclintock, and I'm going to watch Without Reservations this week to see if I can prove myself wrong.
At the same time though, I find him very sexy. It may just be the voice, but he sure does something to me, and that annoys the hell out of me. The episode of Maude he appeared on kind of sums it up: Maude wants to tell his republican ass off, but ends up melting into his arms.
If you're looking for a fair, balanced and well written biography, Try Duke by Ronald L. Davis. It's much better than the Michael Munn one.
You have to give him credit for being funny:
You can't "nu uh" death. That's bad debating.