13 April 2018

Greta Garbo: Ivo Blom's Choice

Yesterday, it was 28 years ago that Greta Garbo (1905-1990) passed away. This week we salute her and will post only her postcards. For today's post, film historian Ivo Blom selected twelve favourite Garbo postcards from his won collection.

Greta Garbo
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 2077/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Alex Binder, Berlin. Binder probably took this photo during the shooting of Die Freudlose Gasse/The Joyless Street (G.W. Pabst, 1925).

Greta Garbo
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3542/1, 1928-1929. Photo: Alex Binder, Berlin.

Greta Garbo
British postcard in the Colourgraph Series, London, no. C 81. Photo: publicity still for Anna Christie (Clarence Brown, 1930).

Greta Garbo
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3756/2, 1928-1929. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for The Mysterious Lady (Fred Niblo, 1928).

Greta Garbo
Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit., no. 3616. Photo: Clarence Sinclair Bull / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Camille (George Cukor, 1936).

Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil
Italian postcard, no. 76. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown, 1926).

Greta Garbo in Wild Orchids (1929)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4256/2, 1929-1930. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Wild Orchids (Sidney Franklin, 1929).

Greta Garbo in Mata Hari
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6521/1, 1931-1932. Photo: MGM. Publicity still for Mata Hari (George Fitzmaurice, 1931).

Greta Garbo
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6215/1, 1931-1932. Photo: George Hurrell / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Greta Garbo in an over-the-top dress by Adrian in Romance (Clarence Brown, 1930). Set by Cedric Gibbons.

Greta Garbo in Queen Christina (1933)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 8435/1, 1933-1934. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933).

Greta Garbo
British postcard in the Picturegoer series, no. 283P. Photo: Garbo wears the dress from her lesser known film Inspiration (Clarence Brown, 1931).

Greta Garbo
French postcard by Europe, no. 941. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Garbo in her gown and hairdo from the film Inspiration (Clarence Brown, 1931).
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