New PDF release: A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson

By Michael Troyan

ISBN-10: 0813120942

ISBN-13: 9780813120942

ISBN-10: 0813191505

ISBN-13: 9780813191508

In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the various myths that even at the present time veil her lifestyles. the real origins of her start, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her profession struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are published for the 1st time. Garson mixed an everywoman caliber with grace, attraction, and refinement. She gained the Academy Award in 1941 for her function in Mrs. Miniver, and for the following decade she reigned because the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, "Here was once a siren who had intensity, energy, dignity, and humor who may perhaps encourage nice belief, recommend deep mind and whose misty languorous eyes melted your center away!" Garson earned a complete of 7 Academy Award nominations for most sensible Actress, and fourteen of her motion pictures premiered at Radio urban track corridor, taking part in for a complete of eighty-four weeks--a list by no means equaled through the other actress. She was once a relevant determine within the golden age of the studios, operating with mythical performers Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, Debbie Reynolds, and Walter Pidgeon. Garson's reports provide a desirable glimpse on the studio approach within the years while stars have been heavily associated with a specific studio and moguls akin to L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the advantage of unique entry to studio creation records, own letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her relatives, Troyan explores the triumphs and tragedies of her own lifestyles, a narrative extra colourful than any position she performed on screen.

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