Monday, August 31, 2009

Garrett Fort

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Garrett Fort was a close follower of Meher Baba's. Fort was the script writer on the original 1931 screen adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff, who incidentally also met Meher Baba in 1932.

In 1937 Fort traveled to India to work on a screenplay for Baba and wound up living there and traveling around India by Meher Baba's direction - to absorb the atmosphere of India for his screenplay. But Fort grew depressed and returned to America, writing prodigously to Meher Baba for the remainder of his life. Increasingly unhappy, Fort died of an overdose of sleeping pills in a Hollywood Hotel room in 1945. Luckily Baba had told him, "I shall never fail you, nor will you fail me." (LM 2141)

Quotes by Garrett Fort


  1. I remember hearing about him. It's hard to imagine how Baba could have let that happen to him. But, I suppose it was what had to happen, for whatever reason.

  2. There is much more to Fort's story than I gave here. Baba had wanted Fort to stay in India, but Fort insisted on his own plan. Baba eventually consented to Fort's desire with the well-known tragic results. It is very well described in Lord Meher, especially page 2140. Also