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Author Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- author.

Title Garbo / Robert Gottlieb.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.43 Garbo,G GOT    DUE 07-05-22
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
Contents Why Garbo? -- Garbo before Stiller -- Garbo and Stiller in Europe -- Garbo and Stiller in America -- Garbo and Gilbert -- Garbo and MGM : the silent years -- Garbo talks -- Garbo off-screen -- Garbo, Salka, and Mercedes -- Garbo goes on talking -- Garbo gone -- Garbo on her own -- Garbo and some men in her life -- Garbo, money, and art -- Garbo and Beaton -- Garbo at home and abroad -- Garbo -- Why Garbo -- A Garbo gallery -- Extras -- Kenneth Tynan's profile of Garbo -- Garbo, the Harrisons, and the Windsors -- Hours with Greta Garbo -- James Harvey on Camille -- From David Thomson's The new biographical dictionary of film, sixth edition -- Glimpses of Garbo -- Colleagues on Garbo -- Comments on Garbo -- Garbo in books -- Songs.
Summary When she arrived in Hollywood Greta Garbo spoke barely a word of English, yet in sixteen short years, she managed to infiltrate the world's subconscious. She appeared in only two dozen Hollywood movies, and ended her film career when she was thirty-six. Gottlieb retells her life, beginning in the slums of Stockholm and proceeding through her years of struggling to elude the attention of the world. He examines the films themselves, the life she led in Europe, and her relationships with co-stars, authors, and more. He also assembles glimpses of Garbo from other people's memoirs and interviews, from literature and countless songs and cartoons and articles of merchandise. Garbo was a woman with no vanity, yet her story is essentially the story of a face... and the camera. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Garbo, Greta, 1905-1990.
Garbo, Greta, 1905-1990 -- Influence.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Sweden -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780374298357 hardcover
0374298351 hardcover

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