“Standing there in white shirt, beige slacks—with a peach complexion, light-brown hair, and the most incredible face ever seen by man—was Greta Garbo. I almost gasped out loud as Cole introduced me to her. No make-up—unmatched beauty. It was the only time I saw her at anything but a distance.” - Lauren Bacall, speaking of her encounter with Garbo at the home of Cole Porter
“Let me love you. Let me live for you. But don’t let me ask any more from Heaven than that - God might get angry.” Camille (1936)
Greta Garbo as a Swedish bathing beauty in Luffar-Peter (Peter the Tramp), 1922.
The first scene between John Gilbert and Greta Garbo, in the train station, was also the first time Gilbert every saw Garbo. He falls in love on camera, so completely in love that he never went back home to his wife