GARBO: Portraits from Her Private Collection ( Greta Garbo - B&W Photographs )

By: Reisfeld, Scott; Robert Dance / Rizzoli Books ( Greta Garbo )

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 9 x 13 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, faint small crease on front flap, a bit of light rubbing to the jacket, 255 pages, packed with b&w/two-tone photographs, a lovely collection of photographs for one of the most enigmatic movie stars -even today, ---" Famously elusive, Greta Garbo only had her picture taken when a contract required it. She shunned publicity, kept her private life a secret, and rejected the spotlight. Though ambivalent about fame and her public image, Garbo saved all of her favorite portraits, carefully archiving original prints by Clarence Sinclair Bull, Arnold Genthe, Ruth Harriet Louise, Edward Steichen, and Cecil Beaton, among others. Published here for the first time are these portraits–impeccably reproduced in tritone, one more beautiful than the next. In addition, the book features family pictures, candid photographs, and letters previously viewed only by her closest friends and relatives. --Scott Reisfield provides an intimate portrait of his great aunt, spanning well beyond her career in the public eye–from the earliest days in Sweden when she would sneak through the back door of the theater to see actors rehearse, to her later years in New York when she traveled exclusively through back entrances, side doors, and secret elevators. --Co-author Robert Dance’s essay traces the evolution of the image of Garbo–from the ingénue of her first publicity shots to the icon that she became–while an illustrated film production history documents all the still photography and portraiture of her entire career. --Long treasured by her immediate family alone, this collection of photographs, and the essays that accompany them, form a spectacular tribute to Garbo, the woman and the myth, on the eve of her centennial. "---, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: GARBO: Portraits from Her Private Collection ( Greta Garbo - B&W Photographs )

Author Name: Reisfeld, Scott; Robert Dance / Rizzoli Books ( Greta Garbo )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Rizzoli, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2005

ISBN Number: 0847827240

ISBN Number 13: 9780847827244

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 151628

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