But that's it," she wrote in 1939, recounting living in Beverly Hills, a place she grew to loathe.
In another letter, dated 20 August 1941, she expressed disappointment at changes made to the plot of "The Two-Faced Woman" which gave Garbo the worst reviews of her career."But since I would rather go walking in the country than fight for stories, it will have turned out like it has," she wrote of the film, her last before self-imposed retirement.
Ernst Lubitsch movie from 1939 is Greta Garbo's first effort in comedy. It sure is worth of wait when she finally smiles in this movie. We can feel the ambiguous attitude of the American people (and furthermore Lubitsch and Wilder as European immigrants) toward the Soviets in the unfolding events of Nazi aggressiveness in Europe.
The Swedish-American icon, who disappeared from acting and public view in 1941, remained a mythical figure right up until her death, living alone in Manhattan and shunning interviews and invitations.
Spanning several decades but penned primarily in the 1930s and early '40s from Beverly Hills, California, Garbo wrote all the letters to her friend the countess Marta Wachtmeister, who lived in Tistad Castle in Sweden which Garbo visited frequently.
Gray Reisfield, niece of Greta Garbo attends ceremonies held in New York on Sept. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen) Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Sweden, was an international film star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods.
Postal Service and Sweden Post celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of actress Greta Garbo with release of a stamp in America and her birthplace Stockholm Sweden.
" In 1932, her immense popularity allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract, and she became increasingly choosy about her roles.
Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille to be her finest.
Letters written by Greta Garbo that provide a rare glimpse into the loneliness that haunted one of the 20th century's most enigmatic Hollywood stars will be auctioned in London next week.
The collection of 36 letters, alongside more than 100 photographs of the reclusive actress, who died in 1990 aged 84, will go under the hammer at Sotheby's on December 12.
Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Mayer, chief executive of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925.
She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, released in 1926; a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international superstar.
The correspondence laid bare the inescapable unease that pervaded her life, including her "loneliness, depression, and ill-health, her constant homesickness and love of the Swedish countryside," according to Sotheby's.