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Urprising and failed plans for a comeback Drawing on hitherto unavailable material including one hundred hours of tape recorded conversations fifty years of correspondence and interviews with Garbo's surviving friends and family Paris reveals the real woman behind the enigma. Mr Paris s biography of Garbo can best be described as uneven The first half which is devoted to Greta s time in Hollywood is dreadfully uninspired Paris ridicules her films costars and directors At times he even harshly appraises her talent I seriously considered setting this book aside unfinished Yet I am nothing if not a completionist so I perseveredI am delighted to say that my efforts were well repaid The second half of Paris s Garbo was uite lovely the leading lady at last starting to become flesh and blood instead of mere words on a page What is arguably the least fascinating period of Garbo s life is described with such loving detail that I became interested in her as a person than as an actress While I slogged through the first 300 pages of this book I devoured what was left eager to know whether Garbo would find comfortable shoes or whether she ate jam or jelly with her morning toast By the end I felt that I knew her though the first half of her life was still cloaked in mystery

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Garbo author Barry Paris

Greta Garbo 1905 1990 is as famous for her reclusiveness as for starring in such enduring classics as Flesh and the Devil Grand Hotel ueen Christina and Ninotchka In this richly illustrated volume renowned biographer Barry Paris offers the definitive biography of this fascin. A good read but Garbo is a difficult subject Barry Paris does his best to fill in the blanks but perhaps there really isn t much to tell Greta Garbo was intensely reserved which makes you wonder why she ever became an actress Perhaps to escape poverty and live out her fantasies Garbo s early life is fascinating but for all the Hollywood mythmaking her years after fame were spent in retreat Even now her name is a byword for stardom yet few will have seen her films Which is a pity because some of them are great Garbo s ice cool beauty combined with a solitary nature make her seem even of an oddity today than she was in her lifetime

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Ating and complex woman from her hardscrabble childhood in Sweden to her arrival in Hollywood at the age of nineteen from her meteoric rise to stardom to her unintentional retirement from filmmaking at the height of her fame from the new life she crafted for herself to her s. I haven t read a lot of them but this was the best early Hollywood biography that I ve read It was entertaining without being gossipy and the author had actually done extensive research and interviews before writing it What a shocker doing your homework actually works The book focuses upon Garbo s life from her childhood in Sweden to her time in Hollywood to her jetsetting around the globe and to her walks around NYC Rather than trying to create a persona it presents the picture of a complicated person I d much rather learn about someone than try to have some biographer try to pick the person s brain If you re interested in Garbo I d recommend this book


10 thoughts on “Garbo author Barry Paris

  1. says:

    I read this book without watching her movies I had heard about her introversion and eccentricities I thought we had a few things in common I'm introvert and eccentric too but I mean similar eccentricities If I had the money I'd gladly pay 30 times the same pair of shoes when I find one that I like very much enough for a lifetime I

  2. says:

    Amazing biography of an amazing woman How can the biggest star the world has ever seen be driven by such a desire for solitude? In my opinion this book is great literature it adresses the basic conflict of desire for lonliness and need for human contact via Garbo's ambiguous moody and bipolar personality Plus yo

  3. says:

    A good read but Garbo is a difficult subject Barry Paris does his best to fill in the blanks but perhaps there really isn't much to tell Greta Garbo was intensely reserved which makes you wonder why she ever became an actress Perhaps to escape poverty and live out her fantasies Garbo's early life is fascinating but for all the Hollywood mythmaking her years after fame were spent in retreat Even now her name

  4. says:

    A really exceptional book Having finished it to me Garbo had the perfect movie careerShe attained the absolute heights and then before her star could be tarnished before the flops the returns the TV series stage plays autobiographies cook books diet plans album cameo roles reality TV series TwitterInstagram followers uiz showtalent

  5. says:

    I haven't read a lot of them but this was the best early Hollywood biography that I've read It was entertaining without being gossipy and the author had actually done extensive research and interviews before writ

  6. says:

    The wealth of information certainly deserves a good rating Garbo probably would have found such probing horrifying Sources are reliable and interesting the only thing that lacks is some spice At times it reads rather tediously but that is not so surprising considering the details that have been researched

  7. says:

    I read this sometime around the first year published I'd like revisit and read it again Greta Garbo was my first Old Holl

  8. says:

    Excellent as are all of Barry Paris' works

  9. says:

    Mr Paris's biography of Garbo can best be described as uneven The first half which is devoted to Greta's time in Hollywood is dread

  10. says:

    An excellent read The book is thoroughly researched and it contains an abundance of testimonials from people who really knew Garbo and were around her and who were reliable and documented sources Even their words are put in the right context by the author who explains the nature of their relationship and its e

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