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Garbo: Portraits from her Private Collections

Robert Dance
Scott Reisfield

Dewey Subject Codes: 770 Arts& Photography
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Garbo was the greatest actress of the twentieth century. She was also voted the most beautiful woman who ever lived by the Guinness Book of World Records. This book is based on a compilation of photographs from her private collection. The photographs span a period from 1922 to the mid 1950s. Most are from her portrait sessions at MGM. Garbo collected these original prints and gave them to her family. The book has been released in honor of the centenary of Garbo’s birth. In addition to the photographs, there are two essays. One gives new insight into her early life and professional training in Sweden. It also provides an understanding of her pivotal contract dispute with MGM in 1926. The second essay explains how important portraits like these were to creating her image and sketches out the balance of her career. Even across eighty years she comes across as beautiful and sexy. The images do not have the look of so many pictures of that time. Here the hair style, the clothing, the photographic style is timeless. The quality of the printing of the photographs is absolutely first rate. This is a beautiful book.

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