Loving Garbo: The Story of Greta Garbo,Cecil Beaton and Mercedes de Acosta

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Beautifully illustrated, this brilliant and compelling new biography tells the extraordinary story of Greta Grabo and two of her greatest loves - Cecil Beaton and Mercedes de Acosta.

Loving Garbo: The Story of Greta Garbo,Cecil Beaton and Mercedes de Acosta, Hugo Vickers

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.

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  • Paperback
    $25.00 RRP
    ISBN: 9780712659499
    Published: 01/06/1995
    Imprint: Pimlico
    Extent: 288 pages
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"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

"This enticing book... is wonderful." - Observer

"Immensely entertaining." - Alexander Walker, Evening Standard