Garbo and Gilbert In Love

Garbo and Gilbert In Love : Hollywood's First Great Celebrity Couple

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When Jack Gilbert, the hottest star of the silent era of Hollywood, first met Greta Garbo, the icy young Swede, she snubbed him. Not long after, Louis B Mayer, head of MGM, forced them to work together in a film. He felt that the young starlet who lit up the silver screen could only benefit by playing alongside Gilbert. Garbo, sad and vulnerable after the death of her sister, wanted to go home. Gilbert was facing divorce from his wife and didn't want to work with such an awkward co-star, who already insisted on walking off the set promptly at 5.30, even in mid-scene. So everyone was expecting some kind of explosion when they began working on "Flesh and the Devil". They got one: an explosion of passion. There, on set, in front of everyone, they fell madly in love with each other. What followed in their lives was to be as turbulent and as dramatic as any Hollywood melodrama. They were the first 'most glamorous couple in the world' to find out all about life in the media spotlight. Their lives would never be the same again.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 34mm | 598.75g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and White 8
  • 0752871749
  • 9780752871745

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'Shindler's touch is so sure, his ability to bring his characters to life so convincing, that you find yourself swept along... [a] moving book' **** MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Enjoyable' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Books of the Year
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About Colin Shindler

Colin Shindler was educated at Cambridge University where he completed his PhD on Hollywood in the Great Depression. He wrote the screenplay for the movie 'Buster', and wrote and produced TV various series, including 'Lovejoy' amd 'Madson'. He is the author of the bestselling memoir 'Manchester United Ruined My Life', as well as two other works of non-fiction and two novels.
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