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Loving Garbo

by Hugo Vickers

Loving Garbo Synopsis

Greta Garbo's enduring legend derives from her incandescent performances as a woman in love in such classics as Camille, Queen Christina and Grand Hotel. For half a century her apparently reclusive existence enhanced her reputation as a remote and enigmatic screen goddess. Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, Hugo Vickers tells the remarkable story of Greta Garbo and of the two love affairs that dominated her life: with Cecil Beaton and the notorious Mercedes de Acosta. It is a highly revealing portait of an exotic world - at its centre, an enthrallign and demanding star who gave little in return.

Loving Garbo Press Reviews

Immensely entertaining. -- Alexander Walker * Evening Standard * This enticing book... is wonderful. * Observer * Hugely ambitious... Vickers's triumph has been to weave the lives of three bisexual, egotistical monsters into an utterly enthralling narrative. -- Sheridan Morley * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780712659499
Publication date: 2nd March 1995
Author: Hugo Vickers
Publisher: Pimlico an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Individual actors & performers, Biography: arts & entertainment, Films, cinema,

About Hugo Vickers

Hugo Vickers' books include Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece; Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough; Cecil Beaton; Vivien Leigh; Loving Garbo; Royal Orders; The Private World of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and The Kiss, which won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen for Non-fiction.

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