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photo by Louise Ruth Harriet, 1926 [18 Sep 2011|04:29pm]

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Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926 Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet , 1926

Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926 Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926

Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926 Greta Garbo 'The Temptress',  by Louise Ruth Harriet  1926
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Happy Birthday to GG [18 Sep 2010|12:10pm]

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Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937 Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937
Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937 Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937
Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937 Greta Garbo "Conquest" "Marie Walewska" by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937
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HB to GG [18 Sep 2009|02:42pm]

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photo by Arnold Genthe, July 27, 1925

Greta Garbo By Arnold Genthe, July 27, 1925 Greta Garbo By Arnold Genthe, July 27, 1925 New York
Greta Garbo By Arnold Genthe, July 27, 1925 Greta Garbo by Arnold Genthe, July 27, 1925 New York
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Hi [27 Oct 2008|08:49am]

marrons_glaces
[ mood | curious ]


Hi everyone,

I'm new (to LJ and this community) and the reason i have joined is to find out whether there is anyone else of my age who loves Greta Garbo. I must have been about 12 when i saw her in Ninotchka for the first time. now I am 15 and i absolutely adore her. Whenever I tell people my age that i like her, they never know who she is. It's so frustrating! I just wondered whether there was anyone else like me. Please let me know if you do!

xxx

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Happy Birthday GG [18 Sep 2008|12:35am]

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Greta Garbo   "Kiss" 1929
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[29 Nov 2007|02:10pm]

q1
I don't know if anyone can find Love and The Torrent on DVD, but I have a copy of both, if anyone would like them.  I don't want to charge anything; No one should have to pay to see these beauties. 

Email me for further details.
righthereinhollywood@gmail.com
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[22 Nov 2007|04:23pm]

q1


She was so beautiful when she smiled....
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Greta:] [29 Mar 2007|09:36pm]
nicoleisgod
[ mood | calm ]

Does anybody know if Love, The Painted Vail, or any other hard to find Greta Garbo movies are on DVD or VHS?

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Greta Garbo in color! [06 Jan 2007|08:26pm]

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two under the cut...Collapse )
Photos courtesy of Doc Macro's High Quality Movie Scans.

cross-posted: classic_daily
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"Love" [22 Dec 2006|09:52pm]
nicoleisgod
I`m a HUGE Greta garbo fan, and I`ve been wanting to see her silent movie "Love" forever.I heard that it`s not realesed yet, but I was wondering if anyone knew when it would be coming out. Thanks.
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Inspiration (Clarence Brown, 1931) [12 Dec 2006|12:58am]

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10 Icons [04 Sep 2006|07:33pm]

esselta
I noticed that hardly anyone makes icons of GG. There's definitely not enough of them :)

1. 2.

Some of my attempts can be seen and taken here

Cross-posted in garbomania
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The Temptress (1926) [18 Aug 2006|01:30am]

dfordoom
The Temptress, made in 1926, seems to be regarded as not one of Garbo’s better silent films. I’m not sure why. I really found I hard to fault this movie. It has sexual intrigue. It’s erotic. It has adventure (in the Argentine pampas). It has a memorable action sequence – a duel with whips which is surprisingly brutal and very exciting. At least Garbo seems to find it very exciting! It has energetic and inventive camerawork. It looks great. And Garbo gets to play a real vamp, and she does a splendid job. She gets to wear gorgeous clothes, and she wears them very well indeed. The acting overall is extremely good. OK, the plot is your basic sin-and-sensation plot, but it’s executed with style. The story involves a woman (Garbo) who is married and carrying on an affair with another man. Who happens to be very rich. She meets a third man, and decides she’ll have him too. Can she help it if he falls in love with her? Silly boy. He goes back to Argentina to escape her, only to find that she arrives thee shortly afterwards with he hapless husband. The title cards breathlessly inform us that this is a man’s world, but Garbo soon has the tough gauchos eating out of her hand. Needless to say her arrival causes trouble. There’s lots of stuff about the Wickedness of Woman, and the Noble Friendships of Men (the men are in fact slitting each other’s throats over her, so much for the Noble Friendships of Men). It’s all very overwrought, and then nature intervenes to provide a spectacular climax. It’s very silly if you stop to think about it, but if you just go with then you can enjoy it. And Garbo is superb, as always.

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Garbo in Mata Hari (1931) [23 Jun 2006|05:32pm]

dfordoom
The 1931 Greta Garbo vehicle Mata Hari apparently doesn’t have a lot to do with the real Mata Hari. Which is as it should be. No Greta Garbo movie should deal with anything so squalid or tedious as real life. The real Mata Hari may or may not have been a spy. In 1917 the French needed a scapegoat for military reverses, and so she was executed for espionage. The movie Mata Hari is definitely a German spy, but since she’s played by Garbo we can’t help being on our side. She becomes involved with a very handsome and very silly young Russian officer (played by Ramon Navarro) and this leads indirectly to her downfall. She has put Love (which must always be spelled with a capital letter when on talks of Garbo) before her own survival. spoilers behind cutCollapse )

Navarro is OK, and Lionel Barrymore is very good as a Russian general involved with Mata Hari and her spying activities. C. Henry Gordon as the chief of French anti-espionage activities would normally have been the hero, but since he’s out to get Mata Hari we can’t help seeing him as the villain! Karen Morley, a very under-rated actress, plays another glamorous German spy, Carlotta (apparently most WW1 German spies were glamorous). This is very much a Garbo movie. Without Garbo it would not amount to all that much, but Garbo carries the film effortlessly. It’s another wonderful, luminous performance and she makes Mata Hari most definitely worth seeing. The film was apparently refused a certificate for re-release in 1936, I suspect on grounds of general wickedness!

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Garbo gets friendly with an idol in Mata Hari

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[Camille (1936)] [21 Jun 2006|12:50am]

ex_les_encha369
Hi! Here are some images with my #1 fave actress of all times. I want you to appreciate these ones. Good luck.

Greta Garbo is my mysterious love



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Anna Christie (1930) [29 Mar 2006|12:05pm]

dfordoom
Sixteen minutes into Anna Christie Garbo makes her entrance, and speaks her first line in a motion picture – ‘Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby!’ Her entrance is doubly welcome, because she really is the only good thing in this movie. Being a very very early talkie it suffers from static camera setups, and this is exacerbated by the claustrophobic sets. The result is a movie based on a play that seemed way too much like a filmed play. Even worse, it features some of the most annoying acting performances you’ll ever see. George F. Marion, as the old sailor whose long-lost daughter shows up one day, is particularly bad. I was just praying that ‘that old devil sea’ would get him, and the sooner the better. Garbo is of course Anna, the long-lost daughter, who was in fact abandoned by her father who preferred drink to the responsibilities of fatherhood. Faced with the horrors of growing up on a farm in the Mid-West young Anna is forced into prostitution as the only escape. She then decides to go and look up dear old Dad. Things go better than expected until another annoying sea dog, this time a handsome Irish sea dog, turns up. We know he’s Irish because he has an atrocious excuse for an Irish accent and he keeps telling us he’s Irish. He and Anna fall in love, but will her past come back to haunt her?

It sounds like a terrible film, and in fact it would be except for one thing – Garbo. She’s much more theatrical than usual, but (unlike the rest of the cast) she gets away with it. She knows when to tone it down and rely on more subtle methods. She’s superb, and she’s reason enough to see this film. Director Clarence Brown made some fine films with Garbo, and really can’t be blamed for the static quality of the film which was mainly a result of the primitive and clumsy sound technology of 1930. On the rare occasions when he gets to take his camera out of the closed-in sets he shows what he’s capable of, especially in the Coney Island scenes, the storm scene, and the early fog-bound waterfront scenes. This is definitely a pre-code film – it’s very frank about Anna’s past, and the ending would not have been possible after 1934. If you’re a Garbo fan you have to see this one. If you’re not yet a Garbo fan then there are much better Garbo movies to start with.

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cross-posted to movie_greats
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The Painted Veil (1934) [14 Mar 2006|04:16am]

dfordoom
The Painted Veil is not of Greta Garbo’s better known films, but it’s an entertaining and effective romantic drama. It’s the story of Katrin (Garbo), a young Austrian woman who marries, out of loneliness, a doctor (Herbert Marshall) who was a student of her father’s. He takes her to China with him. She doesn’t love him, and in China she falls in love with an embassy attaché (George Brent). They have an affair, and her husband is sent into the countryside to fight a cholera epidemic.

It’s based on a story by Somerset Maugham, and confirms my theory that you really can’t make a bad movie out of a Somerset Maugham story. The characters, especially Katrin and her doctor husband, have real depth, their emotions are tangled and their situation is complex. The movie manages to deal sympathetically with both of them, even though both at times behave badly, and it does this without indulging in excessive moralising. Garbo and Marshall give fine performances. George Brent has a less demanding role but is also very effective. The Chinese setting is used skilfully and it’s a movie that looks good, especially in the Chinese festival scenes. While it’s not quite in the class of Garbo’s greatest films this one is well worth seeing.

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cross-posted to movie_greats and pre_code_films
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As You Desire Me (1932) [28 Feb 2006|03:25am]

dfordoom
As You Desire Me is an odd little 1932 Greta Garbo movie about a woman (Zara) with amnesia who may, or may not be, a countess who disappeared ten years before. The movie deals with the issue of identity in an extremely interesting and ambiguous way – how exactly do we know who we are? And if we really believe we are a particular person, and other people believe it too, does that make it true? Garbo gives a great performance in a role that is sometimes sympathetic and sometimes seems cynical, and Erich von Stroheim steals every scene he's in as the man who has been Zara's lover while she has earned her living in at least moderately disreputable ways. Garbo's performance is subtle and beautifully judged - she makes us believe in a very-hard-to-believe-in character . It's based on a play by Luigi Pirandello. It's very entertaining, and it's a great, slightly off-beat, romance.

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