By Michael Troyan
In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the various myths that even this day veil her existence. the genuine origins of her beginning, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her profession struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are printed for the 1st time. Garson mixed an everywoman caliber with grace, appeal, and refinement. She received the Academy Award in 1941 for her position in Mrs. Miniver, and for the following decade she reigned because the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, "Here used to be 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 tune corridor, taking part in for a complete of eighty-four weeks--a list by no means equaled via the other actress. She used to be a crucial 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 reviews provide a desirable glimpse on the studio procedure within the years whilst stars have been heavily associated with a selected studio and moguls corresponding to L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the advantage of particular entry to studio construction documents, own letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her relations, Troyan explores the triumphs and tragedies of her own lifestyles, a narrative extra colourful than any function she performed on screen.
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A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson by Michael Troyan