Swedish film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods (1905-1990). Autograph letter signed in Swedish „Greta“. No place. 8vo. 4 pp.
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Greta Garbo’s letter to fellow actress, theatre director and friend, Mimi Pollak (1903-1999) in Helsingborg. A farewell letter as she is about to leave Sweden for America, mentioning her friend Moje [Mauritz Stiller, Russian-Swedish director, 1883-1928] has been out of the picture for so long: „[…] When you get this I will be ready to travel to America. I had thought for a while that we could be together next season but ... A few days ago Moje called me for the first time in two months and informed me about the trip to America.
I am leaving as a rather unhappy young lady as you can understand. How I would have liked to have talked to you before this. Thank you my darling for your enchanting letter. If you knew how good it feels to have a person who is so sweet toward one I love you, I thank you. I am happy for you. Mimmie, I heard someone say today that Nisse was so boundlessly in love with you. You more than anyone deserved to be happy. If I come back in a year, I hope that I can bask in your presence since myself can never find any sun. You are the only one, darling, that I have really talked to about what hurts and I want to keep you Mimmie as my good, good friend. Oh, how I have longed for you. I have been jealous of Kilo and because of that I have never met him. Say hello from me. He must think I am a buffer. Mimmie I’ll send you my address later if you want to write even though I am so far away. […]“ - 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..