" 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.
To my opinion, someone who want to introduce himself with this ' Golden Age' of Hollywood cinema can easily be exposed by this film.
If anyone believes that Greta Garbo could not do comedy, then watch this movie.
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.
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.It seemed this was Garbo's own desire but the letters -- most unsigned, save for one autographed "The Clown" and two others that ended in sketches of female figures -- suggest that once she got her wish, solitary life failed to bring happiness."I am almost always alone and talk to myself.I drive to the beach and take walks and that's always marvellous.The collection of letters and photos are expected to fetch up to £20,000 (23,000 euros, ,000).Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 - 15 April 1990) born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Stockholm, Sweden, was major star in the United States during the silent film era and the Golden Age of Hollywood.But modelling hats led to theatre and film roles in Europe that caught the attention of Hollywood studio MGM, and she moved to America in the 1920s.