[…] I have been working and working so hard, it is too much for a woman. After this movie [Temptress] I intend to take the consequences and ask for permission to go home. I cannot stand it. I have to go home and see my mother and Alva’s grave. […] I am not able to put any feeling into my work now anyway so I am going to work and then I am going home again, like a machine. […] Stiller is been fired: “You know that Stiller was supposed to be the director of my second movie, the one I am making right now. But only a week after my little sister’s death another punch hit me. Moje, poor Moje. It has been like a living hell for him here. The Americans have been awful. They do not allow him to make movies the way he is used to. They interfere and all his inspiration disappears. Poor Moje, he was so wearied and tired that he just left everything. He was such a nice guy, you know, he did not shout. Did not quarrel. He subsided and ruined things for himself. […] I do not earn much at the moment, only enough to live ,all right, but if my movie is a success I might earn more and I am hoping for a raise. I do hope that I will get rich. […]“ - 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..