Corey Large (Rex) and Thomas Cocquerel (Errol Flynn) in a scene from In Like Flynn .
In 1937, the Australian-born Hollywood star Errol Flynn wrote Beams End , a rollicking account of his youthful Coral Sea adventures with three friends aboard Sirocco, a 12-metre yacht that was never meant to sail beyond Sydney Harbour's headlands. The book's tone was an engaging blend of artful self-deprecation and gleeful exaggeration.
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