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Greta Garbo

Actor (18-Sep-1905 — 15-Apr-1990)


Jonn Bainbridge. Garbo. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. 1955.

Fritlof Billquist. Garbo. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1960.

Sven Broman. Garbo on Garbo. Bloomsbury Publishing. 1992. 272pp.

Iris Bunsch. Three Female Myths of the 20th Century: Garbo, Callas, Navratilova. New York: Vantage Press. 1992. 189pp.

Marie Cahill. Greta Garbo: A Hollywood Portrait. New York, NY: Smithmark Publishers. 1992.

Larry Carr. Four Fabulous Faces: The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. 1970. 492pp.

Michael Conway; Dion MacGregor; Mark Ricci. The Films of Greta Garbo. New York: Citadel Press. 1963.

Richard Corliss. Greta Gabro. New York: Pyramid Publications. 1974.

Raymond Daum. Walking with Garbo: Conversations and Recollections. New York: Harper Collins. 1991.

Arthur Foxe (writing as Aun Foda). Garbo: A Commentary on the Times. New York: The AFE Press. 1932.

Greta Garbo; with Antoni Gronowicz. Garbo: Her Story. Riverside, NJ: Simon & Schuster. 1990. 476pp.

Peter Haining. The Legend of Garbo. W. H. Allen & Co.. 1990.

Elizabeth Hay. Garbo Laughs. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart. 2003.

Rilla Page Palmborg. The Private Life of Greta Garbo. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co.. 1931. 282pp.

Barry Paris. Garbo: A Biography. Alfred A. Knopf. 1995. 512pp.

Robert Payne. The Great Garbo. New York: Praeger. 1976. 297pp.

Scott Reisfield; Robert Dance. Garbo: Portraits from Her Private Collections. New York, NY: Rizzoli International. 2005. 256pp.

Alec Ross. The Men Who Loved Greta Garbo. Bethel, CT: Carleton. 1986.

Frederick Sands; Sven Broman. The Divine Garbo. Grosset & Dunlap. 1979. 243pp.

Colin Shindler. Garbo and Gilbert in Love: Hollywood's First Great Celebrity Couple. Orion Publishing Group. 2005. 241pp. Love affair with actor Jack Gilbert, whom she originally snubbed.

Karen Swenson. Greta Garbo: A Life Apart. Simon & Schuster. 1997. 640pp.

Hugo Vickers. Loving Garbo: The Story of Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, and Mercedes de Acosta. London: Jonathan Cape. 1994. 276pp.

Mark A. Vieira. Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy. Harry N. Abrams. 2005.

Alexander Walker. Garbo: A Portrait. Macmillan Publishing. 1980. 190pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. The Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, and Others. Carroll & Graf. 2002. 416pp.

Hans J. Wollstein. Strangers In Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films from 1910 to World War II. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 1994. 367pp. Greta Garbo, Sonja Henie, Anne Q. Nilsson, etc.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.524)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.257)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.244)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.565)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.382)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.224)

  12. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.178)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.123)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.186)

  15. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.180)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.166)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.324-25)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.262)

  19. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.188)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.195)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.199)

  22. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.219)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.312)

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