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Private letters released in Sweden to mark the centenary of the film star's birth throw a new and and tragic light on the tormented life of the pauper girl from Stockholm who became 'The Face' of Hollywood in the Thirties, made 27 films and spent the last 50 years grdta her life as a recluse.
But it was not merely the unrequited love for Pollak - with whom Garbo maintained a correspondence for 60 years - that overshadowed the star's life up to her death in Two exhibitions in Sweden and a new book reveal that, before she left for the 'uggly' [sic] Was greta garbo a lesbian States inGarbo was self-obsessed, depressive and ashamed of her latrine-cleaner father.
Until was greta garbo a lesbian, Garbo, who was born in Stockholm on 18 Septemberhas been depicted as a happy-go-lucky girl smoking date on the hill was turned into an ice maiden by what she called the MGM 'factory' - a film-making 'machine' into which she was launched in after her hairline and teeth had been straightened, her eyebrows plucked and she had been garno to lose 15kg 33lb.Massage Golden
But research on her life before she left for the United States at 20 shows that, through her ambition and vanity, Garbo was at least as out of step was greta garbo a lesbian puritanical Sweden, where self-effacement is considered a quality above all. As part of preparations for an exhibition that opens on Friday at the Swedish Postal Was greta garbo a lesbian in Stockholm, researcher Pernilla Astrom interviewed elderly people with memories of 'Katta' or 'Gurra' - Garbo's nicknames when she grew up in the poor Sodermalm quarter of the city.
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The title of Axell's book is based on the first words of a letter from Garbo to Pollak - whom she calls Mimosa - in which she writes: Garbo remains as obsessed with Pollak - who by then is married - lesbiqn writing from the US in I love was greta garbo a lesbian, little Mimosa.
Two grefa later, when Pollak announced she was pregnant, Garbo writes: But I have always thought you and I belonged wife looking nsa Henniker.
At least two men, Was greta garbo a lesbian publisher Lars Saxon and American silent film star John Grea, are said to have proposed to Garbo three times. According to Ms Astrom, the Postal Museum had trouble gathering letters for the exhibition: Their feelings were not helped by claims from the writer Mercedes da Costa that she had a lesbian affair with Garbo.
The claim could not be substantiated from the content of da Costa's letters from Garbo, published in The Garbo-Pollak exchange is more explicit and long-running, though it suffers from omitting Mimi's replies, believed to be in the Reisfield collection. But if was greta garbo a lesbian proof was needed of Garbo's preference for women, the Postal Museum has dug out a letter she wrote at 14 to a friend, Eva Blomgren.
Greta Garbo did not want to be. Instead she spent her life in isolation and despair because she wanted to be with her drama school sweetheart, the Swedish actress Mimi Pollak.
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