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GARBO: HER STORY.

by GRONOWICZ, ANTONI:

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NMINT./NFINE.
ISBN 10
0670836516
ISBN 13
9780670836512
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NMINT/NMINT.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Cream dw/dj with super-imposed b/w facial photograph to upper and lower wraps.Miniscule creasing to head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Top,fore-edges and contents pristine.Grey paper-covered bds with stamped black ink letters to spine/backstrip and plain cream eps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,13-476pp includes b/w photograph double-page title-page,a prologue,53pp b/w photographs; afterword by Richard Schickel (film critic) and an index. 'What she had you couldn't see with the naked eye.It was something in her eyes,something behind them that could reach out,and tell the audience what she was thinking.' - Clarence Brown,her director in seven films.Behind that most exquisite of faces was always a mystery.In this extraordinary book - withheld until after her death - the real Garbo is revealed for the first time.Here at last is Gronowicz's eagerly awaited, controversial and unauthorized memoir of Garbo,written through her eyes and based on their long and intimate friendship.Nobody else could have described her childhood in such harrowing and candid detail;or written with such passion about Mauritz Stiller,her discoverer,mentor and lover,who brought her to Hollywood in 1925,where her career took her to a stardom that has never been equalled;or detailed her long and chequered years as the greatest and most reluctant of stars.Here are Garbo's own memories,as reported by Gronowicz,of those fabulous years - of the films,including Queen Christina, Grand Hotel and Ninotchka; of friends such as Cecil Beaton and the great conductor Leopold Stokowski,and the lovers: Stiller, John Gilbert, Lew Ayres, George Schlee, Robert Montgomery.Here too,Gronowicz relates the often rumoured fact that 'women pursued [her] more often and persistently than did men',and that her friendships with women such as Marie Dressler and Mercedes de Acosta gave her a new sexual experience and spiritual peace. Haunting,compelling,the book takes us with Garbo on her search for personal understanding, as she looks back dispassionately over a life of fame and manipulation.Full of graphic and moving revelations,Garbo provides a remarkable insight into a complex and enigmatic woman.Her voice,so poignantly heard through the records of Gronowicz,tells of the price of self-absorption,egoism and a 'near existential acceptance of pain'. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
GARBO: HER STORY.
Author
GRONOWICZ, ANTONI:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photograhs.
Book condition
Used - NMINT.
Jacket condition
NFINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670836516
ISBN 13
9780670836512
Publisher
LONDON.VIKING,1990.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1990
Keywords
q52.BIOGRAPHY.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0670836516.US+ACTRESS+GRETA GARBO+BIOGRAPHY.CLARENCE BROWN.GEORGE CUKOR.MARIE DRESSLER.DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS.GARBO+JOHN GILBERT.LOUIS B. MAYER.MGM.MAURITZ STILLER+GARBO.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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