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The scandalous Freddie McEvoy, Frank Walker

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The scandalous Freddie McEvoy
Title
The scandalous Freddie McEvoy
Statement of responsibility
Frank Walker
Title variation
Scandalous Freddie McEvoy
Title variation remainder
the true story of the swashbuckling Australian rogue
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Language
eng
Summary
Australia's international man of mystery - swashbuckler, bobsled medal winner at Hitler's 1936 Winter Olympics, daredevil racing-car champion, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud, best mate of Errol Flynn, and suspected Nazi agent who died a mysterious death - this is the fascinating story of the scandalous Freddie McEvoy. But who was the real Freddie McEvoy? Born in Melbourne in 1907, Freddie's life took him from partying with a young Errol Flynn in Sydney, wild parties among England's wealthy social set and onto the French Riviera in the heady years leading up to World War II. A daredevil sportsman, skilled in shooting, deep-sea diving, boxing, racing cars, skiing, and bobsledding, he earned the nickname 'Suicide Freddie' for his madcap downhill runs and car racing. With his dashing good looks and charm, he lived a swashbuckling life and he quickly figured out his path to easy fortune was through the legs of the idle rich. And World War II didn't stop Freddie's hedonistic pursuits. He skipped enlistment in Australia or Britain to party on in Hollywood, where he renewed his friendship with Errol Flynn - in 1942 it was Freddie who got Flynn out of gaol for sex with an underage girl. Always short of cash, Freddie smuggled guns and diamonds on his yacht between California and Mexico and was rumoured to have worked as a Nazi agent. It was a life lived large and Freddie's death in 1951 was under the most mysterious circumstances off the coast of Morocco: his body was found naked and scalped..
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
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Walker, Frank
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • McEvoy, Freddie
  • Flynn, Errol
  • McEvoy, Freddie
  • Flynn, Errol
  • McEvoy, Freddie
  • McEvoy, Freddie
  • Flynn, Errol
  • Biographies
  • Bobsledders
  • Athletes
  • Automobile racing drivers
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Smugglers
  • Olympic athletes
  • Olympic athletes
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The scandalous Freddie McEvoy, Frank Walker
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Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062135659
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780733639876
Lccn
be2018033908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030754415
Label
The scandalous Freddie McEvoy, Frank Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062135659
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780733639876
Lccn
be2018033908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030754415

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