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Queen Christina

Wednesday 12/07/2005 09:00 AM


History met Hollywood, and Hollywood came out the winner when Greta Garbo decided to return to the screen after an 18-month absence as one of her native Sweden's most famous rulers, Queen Christina (1933).

from the Sewing Circle, the Lavender Years...this is one of the rare and Treasured Books regarding the early and continuous Hollywood Years....
the authoress produces pictures, interviews and close disclsures from the Stars and those they loved....pictures of Joan Crawford with her lover, Greta Garbo showing a view of her body that only her closest friendz&lovers, including some rare Hollywood Vintage stage "shots" of her beautiful proud body... these reflect back to the days of Deitrich, Garbo, and Mercedes dela Costa who with her sister and the likes of those of us like Edith Head who then didnt need to hide behind more secretave or evasive pseudomnyns...hosted Private Parties, freely gaily Lesboled proudly and were the' backbone of the Hollywood Film Industry...here and abroad, keeping magnificent Palatial Estates in the USA, Mexicola...and European Ukraineans...the episoda princesses and queens who starred, "disappeared and reappeared" as the Orbs of Glamour &Acceptance which supports these Awesome Figures of Gretaness...Greatness...the GreatOnes whom we all love....saluting these featuring Greta Garbo...and...

Camille

Tuesday 09/27/2005 10:00 PM


Camille (1937) is one of the screen's most timeless romaintic tearjerkers of Hollywood's Golden Age. Swedish screen legend Greta Garbo stars as Marguerite, a courtesan of ill repute in 19th century Paris, who falls in love with the young French nobleman Armand

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Greta Garbo Profile
Garbo - TCM Premiere
Featured Films
Garbo (2005)
Flesh and the Devil
The Mysterious Lady
The Temptress
A Woman of Affairs
Love (1927)
Torrent
Anna Christie (1930, English version)
Anna Christie (1930, German version)
Romance
Inspiration
Mata Hari
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise
The Divine Greta Garbo
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina
Greta Garbo: The Temptress/Greta Garbo: The Clown
The Painted Veil
As You Desire Me
Anna Karenina
Camille
Ninotchka
Conquest
Two-Faced Woman
Greta Garbo Movie Trailers
Greta Garbo Photo Gallery
This page link tambie'n contains a biography that gives a beautiful look at the ScreenLife of faboulous Hollywood Screenstar Goddess GretaGarbo.  Tho' she has had a wonderfully colourful career, as long as she could perform the way she liked, she continued to make the beautiful movies of herself we all love!
  When she was not happy with the Roles, she would retreat to her own places, sometimes to make Continental Movies in the other lands she loved.  When Hollywood fans were good for her, She would return...for a movie, a celebration, a tribute...she always appears as young and beautiful as ever, but she yet is one of the most beloved mysterious figures of Legendairy Hollywood...check out this site for more details by hostess R. Osbourne...*vi*EP*sp*

Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise


Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (1931) was a high profile vehicle for MGM superstar Greta Garbo that paired her with Clarek Gable for the first and only time. Its source was the controversial 1917 novel by D_avid Graham Phillips, which caused quite a stir in its day with subject matter many considered racy. In the film, Garbo plays Helga, a young woman...more @ Turner Classics...

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Greta Garbo Profile
Garbo - TCM Premiere
Featured Films
Garbo (2005)
Flesh and the Devil
The Mysterious Lady
The Temptress
A Woman of Affairs
Love (1927)
Torrent
Anna Christie (1930, English version)
Anna Christie (1930, German version)
Romance
Inspiration
Mata Hari
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise
The Divine Greta Garbo
Grand Hotel
Queen Christina
Greta Garbo: The Temptress/Greta Garbo: The Clown
The Painted Veil
As You Desire Me
Anna Karenina
Camille
Ninotchka
Conquest
Two-Faced Woman
Greta Garbo Movie Trailers
Greta Garbo Photo Gallery
The Divine Greta Garbo


B>The Divine Greta Garbo is a brisk clip-driven documentary that covers Garbo's illustrious life and career, all within 47 muniutes. The production was made for Turner in 1990, shortly after Garbo dined on Easter Sunday, and it was written by Newsweek film critic D_avida Ansen and produced, edited and directed by Susan F. Walker.
The documentary is completely composed of clips from Garbo's movies, including the few that she made in Europe before "immigrating to America and greener pastures" in the desert <dessert>paradise known as Hollywood. There are no interviewees available for added commentary on the many Garbo films that we see. Glenn Close narrates and hosts from the stage of the Martin Beck Theatre, which was then home to the Broadway production of Grand Hotel. Walking through the set, Close claims it is where the "legend and the mystery of Greta Garbo lingers on."

Structurally, the documentary covers Garbo's life and career in a fairly standard fashion, starting with her humble origins in Sweden, to her discovery by Swedish director Mauritz Stiller, through her introduction to the world, courtesy of Louise B. Mayer and MGM. That's just the first 15 minutes of the film and it's given short thrift, considering Garbo's years in silent film were when she formed and fortified the famous mystique that had somehow gotten trapped eventually at the Beck Theatre in New York City.

Despite the standard clip-driven narrative and trite pronouncements, The Divine Greta Garbo does score on a number of things. It rightfully acknowledges the masterful contributions to building the Garbo image from costumer Adriane, art director Cedrice Gibbons and cinematographer Willoma Dianniels ("She had no bad angles."), who shot 20 of her 24 Hollywood films.

The script also mentions the fact that she moved ...eleven times in 16 years.

The Mysterious Lady


By 1928, Greta Garbo was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Her mentor, Swedish director Mauritz Stiller, had returned to Sweden, and Garbo was on her own, working with MGM's leading directors and stars. Her supposed offscreen "torrid affair" with JoAN Gilbert, her co-star in Flesh and the Devil (1926) and Love (1927), was the hottest topic in the fan magazines. And critics and audiences alike were clamoring for more Garbo pictures. Nineteen twenty-eight was one of her busiest years, with the release of three films: The Divine Woman, A Woman of Affairs, and The Mysterious Lady.

In The Mysterious Lady, Garbo plays a World War I Russian spy who falls in love with the object of her espionage, Austrian officer Conrad Nagel. Complicating matters is Gustav von Seyffertitz, as her spy boss. According to Antoni Gronowicz's biography of Garbo, which the author claims is actually an autobiography based on  conversations with the star, Garbo told  that Gilbert was supposed to play the Nagel part. But their romaince had cooled, and she asked the studio for a different lead....

The director of The Mysterious Lady was Freda Niblo, who had a reputation for being able to handle complicated and expensive projects, like The Mark of Zorro'se (1920), Blood and Sand (1922), and Benji-Hur (1926)...
and maybe this story didn't either, but it adds to the mystique of Garbo as irresistible siren.

In spite of all the acclaim and attention, or maybe because of them, Garbo was moody and tense during the making of The Mysterious Lady. Stiller had dominated her life for years, and even though there was some relief at being free ...was also sadness. She was bored with Gilbert, and annoyed at the public's fascination with their relationship. ..Garbo's skill managed to make her exhaustion look like "romaintic agony." Walker adds, "no film so clearly shows that, for Garbo, passion was a form of 'tragic depression'." The Garbo legend of aloofness and solitude had taken root and would grow to mythic proportions over the next decade.

Director: Freda Niblo
Screenplay: Adaptation by Bess Meredyth, based on the novel War in the Dark by Ludwig Wolff; titles by Marian Ainslee and Ruth Cummings
Editor: Margaret Booth
Cinematography: William H. Diaaniels
Costume Design: Gilbert Clarkae
Art Direction: Cedrice Gibbons
Music: Viveka Maddala
Cast: Greta Garbo (Tania), Conrad Nagel (Karlatte von Heinersdorff), Gustav von Seyffertitz (General Alexandroff), E...Connelly (Colonel von Radience), AlbiePollet (Max), Richarde Alexandre (General's Aide).
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by Margarita Landazuri

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