The Great Garbo

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Cooper Square Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
This lavishly-illustrated tour through the film career of Greta Garbo (1905-1990) provides a biographical background of the star and an analysis of her very special mystique. Payne describes how Garbo's timeless beauty worked its magic in such films as Flesh and the Devil, Anna Christie, Mata Hari, Grand Hotel, Queen Christina, Camille, and Ninotchka. Remarkable photos show the transformation of working-class girl Greta Gustafsson into a Hollywood bit player, and later into an icon of cinema glamour.

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Robert Payne (1911-1983) also wrote The Dream and the Tomb, The Life and Death of Hitler, and The Great God Pan, a biography of Charlie Chaplin.

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