Greta and Cecil

by Diana Souhami

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Binding : Paperback  | Language : English

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Greta & Cecil

Greta Garbo first met the society photographer Cecil Beaton in Hollywood in 1932. Both were caught in turbulent same-sex affairs: Garbo with Mercedes de Acosta, a scriptwriter, and Beaton with Peter Watson, a wealthy dilettante. Garbo flirted, and danced, with Beaton, took a rose from a vase, kissed it and gave it to him. Then at dawn she drove away, brushing aside his pleas to stay. He took the rose home to England, framed it in silver and hung it above his bed.

Fifteen years later they met again in New York and began a strange romance. For Garbo it was a teasing flirtation; for Beaton it was an obsession that fuelled his ambition to photograph her, to be like her and to marry her.
'Greta Garbo's mysterious, inebriating allure has always defeated attempts to reduce it to words. It is no small achievement then, that Diana Souhami has conveyed an almost palpable impression in this book of the enchantment of Garbo's beauty' Mail on Sunday
'A fascinating insight into the lives of the reclusive Greta Garbo and the photographer Cecil Beaton' Elle
'Compelling reading' Literary Review

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About the Author

Diana Souhami was born on 25 August 1940 (age 80 years), Edmonton, London, United Kingdom. She is an English writer of biographies, short stories and plays. She is noted for her unconventional biographies of prominent lesbians. She is a Rainbow List National Treasure and she lives in Cornwall.


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