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Whatever Happened to Sean Flynn and Dana Stone?

New Book updates ongoing search for Errol Flynn’s Son and colleague still missing in Cambodia,

Sean Flynn and Dana Ston
Sean Flynn and Dana Stone as they were last seen out the back window of a Mercedes Benz limousine in Cambodia. They were captured later that day and survived about a year in captivity, nobody really knows for sure. Both were news photojournalists covering the Vietnam War.
Photos courtesy: Professor Stephen Bell

(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) - Press 53 is proud to announce the publication of a new updated edition of Two of the Missing, Remembering Sean Flynn and Dana Stone.

The new edition contains 18 pages of photographs by and of these two courageous photojournalists who drove bright red motorcycles into Communist-held territory in Cambodia on April 6, 1970—and were never seen again.

Most of these photos have never been published before.

"Sean Flynn and Dana Stone were among the bravest and best of that daring young crew of photographers who covered the Vietnam War," says author and friend Perry Deane Young.

"Flynn was on assignment for Time magazine and Stone was a cameraman with CBS when they were last seen heading around a Communist roadblock near the Cambodian town of Chi Pou."

Director Ralph Hemecker has optioned the film rights to the book and is now in the process of casting. The screenplay was written by Young and Hemecker.

Young is the author of three plays and nine books, including the national bestseller, The David Kopay Story.

A journalist with UPI during the Vietnam War, he remembers his close friends and colleagues as he examines their lives and wonders what led them to take this one final risk.

Young also includes profiles of several other colleagues who took very different paths from Flynn and Stone.

These include the legendary madcap English photographer Tim Page, who left part of his skull in Vietnam and continues to this day to search Cambodia for the remains of his beloved friends.

When first published in 1975, Two of the Missing was hailed by The Washington Post as "Magnificent…unforgettable…one of the best books yet prompted by the Vietnam War."

Truman Capote called it "a moving and engrossing chronicle of several fascinating young men drifting toward mysterious and desperate destinations."

Newsday described the book as "a tender book about war, about friendship and love, with more plain virility to it than all the gory epics put together."

Christopher Isherwood, author of Berlin Stories on which the musical Cabaret was based, said: "This is an extraordinary book, I cannot recommend it too highly."

The new edition by Press 53 has been hailed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Kennerly as "A brilliant tale…One of the great books about photographers in war."

Joseph L. Galloway, co-author of We Were Soldiers One…and Young and We are Soldiers Still, said "What great news that Two of the Missing is back in print."

Two of the Missing is distributed by Ingram and Baker& Taylor, and is available from bookstores and online booksellers. It is also available at Paperback: 296 pages, 6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Press 53
ISBN: 978-0-9816280-9-7
Price: $19.95


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