Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990)

The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators, and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.

wehadfacesthen:

Greta Garbo and John Barrymore in Grand Hotel  (Edmund Goulding, 1932)

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.

nitratediva:

From The Mysterious Lady (1928).

Greta Garbo: alone star.

Greta Garbo

gatabella:

"With Edison in the can, he drove to Palm Springs for a long weekend at La Quinta and was introduced by Tim Whelan to Greta Garbo. “It would be a pleasure, Mr. Tracy, to play in one of your pictures sometime,” Garbo said to him. “And I would be delighted to play even a butler in one of your films, Miss Garbo,” he responded.”

- Spencer Tracy: A Biography

nournjeim:

Greta Garbo and Clark Gable.

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo, 1925.

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