Greta Garbo

Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph letter signed in Swedish „Gurra“. Culver City [post stamp]. 4to. 4 pp. With autograph envelope (stamp partially removed).
$ 27,178 / 25.000 € (60349)

Greta Garbo’s letter to fellow actress and friend, Mimi Pollak at the Blanche Teatern in Stockholm about Anna Karenina and a present for her friend John Gilbert: „[…] I am now working on a film, Anna Karenina but it is not a good director so I’ll probably follow suit. I am busy from morning till night. Mimosa forgive me for I am about to ask you for something. I know it is not fun to run around for others and find things. But you have good taste and your are the only one I can ask. Forgive me once more before I ask.

Would you get one of those Swedish aquavit bottles. You know with the heart and flowers and 12 matching glasses. And something else. You know those peasant tapestries in all colors. I’d like two with a dark batten. […] I have often so often wondered about Sven recently. How is he now. Give him a hug from me and your little father and mother. I long so to be able to come again, but the old house has been torn down. I long for it with it’s own special smell. […] Now I am going down to work. Everyone is waiting and when I come down the bastards will say, ,Ready for you Miss Garbo’ [in English] Darling Mimosa don’t forget me. Gurra […]“ - Anna Karenina was directed by Edmund Goulding. The gift was actually for John Gilbert according to Mimi Pollak’s handwritten note on the envelope. Garbo obviously had some sort of social life or she wouldn’t be asking for a set of 12 drinking glasses. Full English translation available. - Some tears to folds..

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph letter signed in Swedish „G-son Garbo“. Stockholm [post stamp]. 8vo. 3 pp. With autograph envelope.
$ 20,111 / 18.500 € (60351)

Greta Garbo’s letter to fellow actress and friend, Mimi Pollak at Karlstadt on her birthday: „[…] Thank you for your scrupptious letter. You can understand that I became happy. Happy Year, I mean new, may you have luck and success in the coming year. G-son Garbo poetic and strange world. You understand that I am so demonstrative. It’s happened before - the difference between the envelope and the paper. Something strange closer to the actions of ,Snuton’. I am so confused that I can’t gather my thoughts to explain in detail the coming events.

You were so sweet to want me to come visit you but unfortunately for many reasons which will be explained when you come to Stockholm. Darling you are missed. But on Monday you’ll get a big embrace from G-son Garbo. Sweet thought. God knows where I got that from. Schmitan and I have each gained 15 kilo (be quiet old Vera). We eat sour djur and snaps in the morning and champagne at night. Damn, why aren’t you here Mimmie Kitty Kit I mean as a cat. I think you are a beauty. […] Your friend in life and death, sorrow and joy - the last should have come first but surely you aren’t so hard to please, darling. Greet little mother and father nand little, little siblings. […]“ - The fourth page is written by Vera Schmiterlöw (1904-1987)..

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph letter signed [pencil] in Swedish „Gurra“. Santa Monica. 4to. 6 pp. With autograph envelope. On hotel letterhead „Miramar“.
$ 15,219 / 14.000 € (60360)

Greta Garbo’s letter to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Stockholm about her film „Torrent“: „[…] Saxon has been here as you must know. He is very decent and I always like him except when he wants to marry me […] The Swedes were not delighted with me. I wasn’t as well photographed as I could ahve been. And the script was nothing and if you don’t have any type like me here they may soon tire if I can’t act. Maybe I know something but my disposition is so sorrowful that I am loath when I am playing a scene.

I am very alone. I don’t want to and can’t seek American company, therefore it would be an unbelievable improvement to have someone love me. I’d gladly bring over my sister […] I am starting to work with Stiller soon. I am thankful and afraid. I don’t know how it will work to act for him. I must tell you that my film is going for the second week in N.Y.’s largest theatre - two weeks is extremely rare and they blame me for that. I should be happy. […] Lars Hanson is acting for Sjostrom with L. Gish and everyone is talking about him - theat he will be something special. […]“ - On April 21, 1926, Garbo’s sister Alva, died from lymphatic cancer. - Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and as Pollak married in 1927 and later had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years. Their relationship and letters are portrayed (published in parts) in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge! (Bloody Beloved Kid), written by Po Tin Andersén Axell (2005), and in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year..

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph envelope. Culver City. 8vo.
$ 1,087 / 1.000 € (60372)

Addressed to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Stockholm. - Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and as Pollak married in 1927 and later had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years. Their relationship and letters are portrayed (published in parts) in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge! (Bloody Beloved Kid), written by Po Tin Andersén Axell (2005), and in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year.

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph envelope. Santa Monica. 8vo.
$ 1,305 / 1.200 € (60373)

Addressed to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Stockholm. - Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and as Pollak married in 1927 and later had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years. Their relationship and letters are portrayed (published in parts) in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge! (Bloody Beloved Kid), written by Po Tin Andersén Axell (2005), and in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year.

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph envelope. Beverly Hills. 8vo.
$ 1,957 / 1.800 € (60374)

Addressed to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Stockholm. - Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and as Pollak married in 1927 and later had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years. Their relationship and letters are portrayed (published in parts) in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge! (Bloody Beloved Kid), written by Po Tin Andersén Axell (2005), and in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year.

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Garbo, Greta

Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph envelope. Santa Monica. 8vo.
$ 1,305 / 1.200 € (60375)

Addressed to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Stockholm. - Pollak attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre school in Stockholm, Sweden with fellow actress Greta Garbo from 1922 to 1924. Garbo moved to the US in 1925 and as Pollak married in 1927 and later had children, although they did maintain contact for over 60 years. Their relationship and letters are portrayed (published in parts) in the Swedish book Djävla älskade unge! (Bloody Beloved Kid), written by Po Tin Andersén Axell (2005), and in Garbo's personal writings, released in Sweden the same year.

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