Archive | The Garbo Enigma (1905-1990)

From October 24 to February 5, 2006 – Museu del Cinema

Discovered in Stockholm by the director Mauritz Stiller and transformed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who turned her into its big star between the late 1920s and the 1930s, Greta Garbo embodies one of the most fascinating images of classic Hollywood. She may also have been its most enigmatic presence.
Her face, at times a mask, absorbed the light, but Garbo seems to inhabit the darkness. What did she herself contribute to the construction of an image that keeps her distant, absent and even elusive at the same time as her characters represent passion? A hundred years after Garbo was born, what is the relationship with an enigma that grew with the actress's retirement at the age of just 36?

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