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1 Vickers, Hugo Great Operatic Disasters
New York St. Martin's Press 1980 0312346336 / 9780312346331 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Ffolkes, Michael 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. First US edition. An affectionate anthology of some of the most memorable and hilarious of disasters from opera houses all over the world amusingly illustrated with cartoons by Michael ffolkes.. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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2 Vickers, Hugo Loving Garbo - The Story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton and Mercedes De Acosta
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224030728 / 9780224030724 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A Very Good+ clean and unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First Printing. 276 pages. 33 illustrations. The extraordinary story of Greta Garbo and two of her greatest loves - Merceded de Acosta and Cecil Beaton. Mercedes de Acosta was a notorious figure who hade been brought up as a boy, took a girlfriend on her honeymoon, and claimed 'I can get any woman from any man'. Her conquests included Isadora Duncan, Eva le Gallienne, and Marlene Dietrich. She and Garbo enjoyed a solitary idyll on Silver Lake in the Sierra Nevada before living together in Hollywood. Beaton first met his heroine at a party in in 1932, but it was to be a more than a decade before they became lovers, and despite Garbo's possessive friends and the increasingly sinister Mercedes, dressed in a highwayman's cape and silver-buckled shoes, Garbo and Beaton spent many passionate months together in New York and California. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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