Monday, January 19, 2009

Greta Garbo

Perhaps the most popular and enduring screen goddess, the Swedish born Garbo had a timeless beauty that seems to transcend all eras. She has such a warm, friendly face that she seems to combine all the warmest qualities of friend and lover. She also had the grace to retire from the screen when young and beautiful.

This photo is a rare early one from the mid 20's. She started in silent films, with racy titles like Flesh and the Devil, then learned English when talkies came and was one of a few stars to successfully make that transition, and became the leading screen goddess of the 30's. She broke many hearts when she retired early in New York City, when a Garbo sighting was rare and a media event.

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