Welcome To David Bret

 

David Bret  Bret & BeatrizBiographer~Broadcaster~Raconteur

Scriptwriter~Chansonnier~Novelist

dante alfonso

Dante Alfonso: Italian God Of The Silent Screen 

Dreamspinner Press, 20 October 2014: A young Italian, ejected by his family for being gay, heads for

New York where, after a series of adventures, he enters the movies and becomes the biggest silents star

in America. But will he bend to studio pressures and marry to stop the rumours?

My Own Story

David Bret: Autobiography

Absolutely no punches pulled with this one! David Bret tells his own story: the truth about his adoption

and parentage, his abusive father and his mother's suicide, the eccentric family and the archetypal wicked

stepmother, the friends and lovers from both sides of the celebrity fence, the struggles, the friendship

with Peter Sutcliffe in pre-Yorkshire Ripper days, the celebrities who took him to their hearts. All told

with wit and compassion...and at times with more than a touch of acidity!

DbBooks November 2014

Also coming in 2015, quite possibly the most CONTROVERSIAL biography David Bret has ever written!

 

 

Greta Garbo: Divine Star

David Bret met Garbo in Paris in February 1986, under an awning in the pouring rain outside the Zenith Theatre, where he was working on the play

"Lily Passion" with his friend, the great French chanteuse, Barbara.

 

 

 

Chanson Cover smaller   Garbo robson  Freddie 2014   Formby 2014  Valentino USA 2014

 Chanson: A Story Of Forbidden            Greta Garbo                         Freddie Mercury                George Formby                Rudolph Valentino USA

 Love Set During The German Occupation

 Edward IV   Dynham Novum  Piaf Passio hb 2014   Freddie edge HB   Liz usa 2014

 The Yorkist Kings Vol One:        John Dynham of Nutwell: A                  Edith Piaf                          Freddie Mercury                 Elizabeth Taylor USA

               Edward IV                                        1 of  5

 

Mistinguett 2014  Tallulah 2014  Marlene Russia 2014  Gracie Large 2014   Morrissey Land 2014 hb

             Mistinguett                    Tallulah Bankhead           Marlene Dietrich Russia                  Gracie Fields                          Morrissey          

 

Piaf legend hb   Clark Gable pbk  chevalier rainbow   Marlene German   Liz Sweden 2014

                 Edith Piaf                                   Clark Gable                               Maurice Chevalier                Marlene Dietrich Germany              Elizabeth Taylor Sweden

 darvinz   Brit Girls 1 Dusty   Brit Girls 2 new     Brit Girls 2   errol cover big

 Darvinz of Zarumna:      Brit Girls Volume 1     Brit Girls Volume 2        Brit Girls Volume 3      Errol Flynn

A Mythological Romance                Dusty & Helen                    Marianne & Kathy                 Cilla, Sandie & Lulu   

      (Adult Content)
 
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 Doris cover   chevalier cover  Gracie Fields Cover  Piaf Italian 2014
Elizabeth Taylor            Doris Day                    Maurice Chevalier               Gracie Fields                     Edith Piaf Italy
 
 
Popular with the "trade" David Bret counts/counted amongst  his friends, allies and admirers: Marlene Dietrich, Barbara (Monique Serf), Dorothy Squires, Betty Mars, Roger Normand (his godfather), Jacqueline Danno (his godmother), Michel Guyarmathy, Montserrat Caballé, Melina Mercouri, Sheridan Morley, Kris Kirk, Peter Burton, Terry Sanderson, Alice Saprich, Amália Rodrigues, Maria da Fé and almost the enire fado population of Lisbon, Damia, Elisabeth Welch, Serge Reggiani, Marian Montgomery, Elaine Paige, Charley Marouani, HM The Queen Mother, Joey Stefano, and Kirsty McColl. All these people  praise him highly and have dedications in his books.
 

Lulu Marianne front cover Dusty Cover rock cover big Gable cover    Joan Crawford cover   barbra cover big  
              Rock Hudson                            Clark Gable  USA                    Joan Crawford  USA                Barbra Streisand
                                                               
Richard cover Richard III                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
David Bret's books bear the motto, "La vie sans amis c'est comme un jardin sans fleurs", and are additionally inscribed in support of Les Enfants de Novembre, traditionally the oppressed minorities of the world. He has published 27 best-selling biographies in Britain, the United States, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, China and Japan. In 1991, he collaborated with Marlene Dietrich on "The Essential Marlene Dietrich", the last album to be released in her lifetime. In 1998 he gave a talk on Rudolph Valentino in Chicago, when one of the guests was a then little-known Barack Alabama. Additionally he has appeared in around twenty television documentaries, and in 2008 appeared in the Italian-language film, "Rudy", shot in Milan. He has made over 600 radio broadcasts. Most of his books have been serialised in national newspapers.
   
 diana dors    Callas cover   Formby cover   Freddie edge 2014 pb   Piaf inter HB
 
          Diana Dors                                          Maria Callas                               George Formby                             Freddie Mercury               Edith Piaf: Marlene Dietrich,
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Charles Dumont, Damia, etc.
chevalier large   Piaf Poland   Piaf ints pb   Piaf Passion PB   Liz China
 
      Maurice Chevalier                          Edith Piaf Poland                               Edith Piaf                                     Edith Piaf                          Elizabeth Taylor China
 
 
The subjects of Bret's books are diverse, and usually controversial--otherwise he would see no point in writing about them! In "Rock Hudson", he claims that Rock did not contract AIDS by way of sex, but by way of a blood transfusion during open-heart surgery. In "Morrissey: Landscapes Of The Mind", he panders to the half-crazed fans of the ex-Smiths frontman--but more than makes up for this error in "Morrissey: Scandal & Passion" a very revealing portrayal of the singer.  Morrissey had wished for a previous biographer to die a horrible death. Of Bret's caustic wit, on a level with his own, he observed, "I would like to dust him down and stick him on my mantelshelf!" The fussy members of the George Formby Society approved Bret's biography of the singer, until learning that he had labelled him a "camp icon". Assuming that the word "camp" equated to Formby being gay, they branded it "obscene"--it was anything but--and sent it winging to the top of the best-sellers charts! The much snootier Maria Callas Society praised Bret's applauding of La Divina's musical genius in "Maria Callas: The Tigress & The Lamb", but took umbrage at his claims that she attempted, and falied, to "straighten" out several gay would-be lovers. And was Callas really a friend of "common" entertainers Gracie Fields and Tallulah Bankhead, also the subjects of Bret biographies? One imagines that Bret and the fabulously foul-mouthed Miss B would have had oodles in common!0
 
Harlow cover07 with the publication  Star. "I didn't rob a bank and I didn't kill
 
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   Jean Harlow     Maria Callas          Mario Lanza        Marlene Dietrich     Trailblazers
 
 
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 David Bret's first biography of silent movie star Rudolph Valentino was a best seller when first published in 1998. Moira Shearer, writing for a UK broadsheet, for some reason liked the book but not Valentino himself, describing him as, "A man with pig's eyes." Film director Ken Russell took an exception to this and published a full-page appraisal of Bret and Valentino in The Times: "Mad About The Boy". As a result of this, Bret was invited to participate in the Chicago Humanities Festival.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Frank skinner  With Frank Skinner, while filming 'George Formby'.
  Frank played the uke while Bret performed the 'seditious' 
  version of 'When I'm Cleaning Windows'....

 

       Below, with Elaine Paige. Bret was one of the advisers

       for her production of Pam Gem's 'Piaf'.


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               Edith Piaf                                  Elvis Presley                         Maria Callas Germany                        Morrissey USA                             Marlene Dietrich
 
 
 
The Nancy Sphinctergritzel Spoofs:
 
NOTE: The following are works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's
imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblence to persons living or dead, business establishments, events or locales
is entirely coincidental. The images on the covers are: Lily and Richard Elliss, Gus Williams, and Agnes Elliss, courtesy
of Mary Elliss, Frank Elliss, and Jeanne Elliss-Bret. WARNING: These stories contain adult material of a sexual nature.
 
 
Nancy Moose   Nancy Ruin  Nancy marriage   Nancy tril   Nancy cyclops
 
Rudolph Valentino's Moose                 Lord Cecil Wilde                     A Marriage Made In Hell                     Nancy Trilogy                  Cyclops & The Hermaphrodite
 
Nancy Moose 2014 back    Nancy Cecil 2014 back   Nancy Marriage 2014 back   Nancy Trill 2014 back   Nancy Cyclops 2014 back
 
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The Stageplays:
 
 
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                                                                                                                                                  Adult Content
 
George Formby Play 2014George Formby play 2014 back  Chanson Play 2014Chanson play 2014 back
                                                                                                                                                  Adult Content
 
Valentino Play 2014Valentino play 2014 back     Piaf Play 2014Piaf play 2014 back
                                         Adult Content                                                                                   Adult Content   







 
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