Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

Divine Star

Book - 2012
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Though there have been numerous biographies of Greta Garbo, this is the first to fully investigate the two so-called missing periods in the life of this most mysterious and enigmatic of all the Hollywood stars. The first, during the late 1920s, when Garbo disappeared completely for several months, forcing the studio to employ a lookalike, was almost certainly to conceal a pregnancy. The second occurred during World War II, when Garbo was employed by British intelligence to track down Nazi sympathizers. In Greta Garbo: Divine Star , David Bret has acquired a large amount of previously unsourced material along with anecdotes from friends and colleagues of the star which have never before been published. For the first time, he paints a complete portrait of her childhood and youth in Sweden. Bret has also sourced copies of all Garbo's films--with the exception The Divine Woman , of which no print survives, including the silent--before scenes were trimmed or cut.

David Bret is one of Britain's leading showbusiness biographers. His many, highly successful, biographies include those of Edith Piaf, Doris Day, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Errol Flynn, and Mario Lanza.

Publisher: London : Robson, 2012.
ISBN: 9781849542517
Branch Call Number: 791. 43028 GAR B
Characteristics: xi, 404 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.


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Aug 12, 2018

And, just like author, Darwin Porter - I think that David Bret is an absolute monster, as well.

Considering that just about every, single, Hollywood celebrity named in Bret's scathing book of Garbo is now dead, this means that there's no one around anymore to dispute the lurid tales that he so hatefully weaves.

When you take into account Garbo's "activities" with many of these celebrities, one does really wonder, though, how much Bret actually fabricated (solely for the sake of sensationalism). 'Cause, believe me, a lot of what Bret states as fact in this book comes across to me as being just pure bull, and nothing more.

Taking Bret's book (which offered way too much information) with a substantial-sized grain of salt, I repeatedly found myself asking how the hell Bret ever managed to gather his info for this damning tale about Garbo. I mean, I highly doubt that any of it came from reliable sources.

In conclusion - I rank author, David Bret as being one of the ultimate jackasses of all time for writing this hideous book (about the late Greta Garbo) with such gleeful spite.

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