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LOOKING FOR GARBO

JON JAMES MILLER


The Queen of Hollywood thought she could stop World War II before it started——
by assassinating her biggest fan.

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Mr. Hitler was big on me...

At a private dinner party in the mid-1960’s, reclusive and normally taciturn movie star Greta Garbo dropped a bombshell on her friend Sam Green. “Mr. Hitler was big on me,” she told him. “He kept writing and inviting me to come to Germany, and if the war hadn’t started when it did, I would have gone and I would have taken a gun out of my purse and shot him, because I’m the only person who would not have been searched.’

Stunned, Green later said about the revelation, “That’s a direct quote. She said it to me over dinner, and it was so out of character. It wasn’t her habit to make up such a story to stop a dinner party. Or maybe not so out of character. As a child, she had had fantasies that ‘I might shorten the life of a cruel king and replace him by a romantic knight’.”

 
Blending hard-boiled noir and romance into a compelling historical tale, Looking for Garbo is filled with heart and action.
— John M. Murray, Foreword Review

Jon James Miller

After Jon James Miller earned a degree in cinematography, he moved to Los Angeles to work on cable documentaries. In 2008, he won the Grand Prize of the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for Garbo’s Last Stand and went on to win the 2009 Golden Brad for Drama. But advice Jon received from legendary screenwriter and novelist William Goldman proved most valuable. After reading Jon’s screenplay, Mr. Goldman said, “This is a great story, now go write the novel.”  

Looking for Garbo is that novel.

 

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Release date

May 7, 2019 from Blank Slate Press.