long regarded as the prodigal son of hollywood, errol flynn packed more into his 50 years than all of his high living contemporaries could have in a dozen lifetimes . the quintessential hedonist and an insatiable womanizer , he was notorious for his heavy drinking and high spirited bacchanalia . he decided to go for the flame right from an early age ."i'm going to do what the hell i like for the first fifty years , the rest i don't care about " . he lived by that code . there were many epitaphs for errol but the one that captures his spirit best is from actress kay francis .
"some men don't turn back . his luck held out . he died clean and young before anything could grow old or dim. he was always ahead of life and finally lost it in the sunset, before it could catch up with him and make him pay for all the beauty and glamour and laughter it gave him . he died owing life "......errol on his yacht by peter stackpole #style#fashion#glamour#actor#handsome#badboy#hollywood#icon#blackandwhitephotography#sailing#yacht#film#blackandwhitephotography#vintagestyle#handsome#oldhollywood#fabulous