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December 15, 2012

New movie on Queen Christina

Swedish director Mika Kaurismäki is currently developing a feature film project about Queen Kristina, starring Swedish actress Malin Buska.

It is scheduled to commence principal photography in 2013 on mainly Swedish locations.

More  HERE!


December 1, 2012

A ‘Garbo-Suite’ in Stockholm Hotel

Strand Hotel in Stockholm celebrates its 100 years anniversary. They designed a special Garbo Suite (the Garbo-Room) in memory of GG.

Hotelldirektør Eva Kalling-Hansson viser fram Garbo-suiten
(Radisson Blu Strand Hotel)

More info  HERE!

Thanks to the Garbo Society in Hogsby


November 19, 2012

Hugo Vicker’s Loving Garbo released as an eBook

Author: Hugo Vickers
Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition
More Info: 288 pages

Get it  HERE!


October 21, 2012

New Spanish DVD: Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina will be out in late December 2012.

Studio: Llamentol
Release Date: December 18, 2012

Get them  HERE!


October 1, 2012

A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS screening in Pordenone (Italy)

31st Pordenone Silent Film Festival will present A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (Clarence Brown, 1928) on October 13, 2012.

Score (incorporating themes from “Sonnet de Pétrarque” no. 123 by Liszt) composed and conducted by Carl Davis; performed by FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra

More info  HERE!

Thanks to RubyRed


September 1, 2012

New movie ANNA KARENINA movie opens in England in September

Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role.

 Read more about it  HERE!


August 19, 2012

Garbo had a child which died at the age of five?

An old rumor that writer Norman Zierold (Garbo, 1969) started in 1969, came up again in 2012 when writer David Bret brought it back to ‘life’. Writer Bret quoted Zierold of course and wrote in his 2012 released book (Greta Garbo: Divine Star, 2012) that he also believed this ‘child’ story. Three fans wrote us and asked for further info.

Bret (left) and Zierold (right)

So what did Zierold say?
He said that an (unnamed) author friend told stated that he worked for years with Garbo on her autobiography. He claimed that GG told him that Stiller was the obsession of her life and that there was a child which died at the age of five.

At the time of Stiller’s departure for home, he reportedly begged Greta to come with him. She asked permission of MGM to break her contract but was told no. She stayed and Stiller went, leaving her only with sad memories and guilt.

In 1964, when this autobiography was finally completed, Garbo withdrew permission to have it published. There were too many frank revelations, she felt, and now was not the time to air them.

What did David Bret say?

Bret asked himself if she could have been pregnant during her infamous MGM (October 1926 to June 1927) ‘strike’ and ‘break’? Was a child the reason for her 6 month MGM absence? He then quoted Zierold and had further thoughts and analyses about it.

Just to have it complete and in case people ask. We kicked it were it belongs  HERE!

Thanks to Anna


August 12, 2012

Review on Greta Garbo - Divine Star by David Bret

Many fans do dislike this book from what I have heard. Here is a Book-Review from THE TELEGRAPH (England). Lewis Jones gave it 2 out of 5 stars.

Read  HERE!


June 26, 2012

Marlene’s obituary for Garbo

In 2012, German actor Maximilian Schell released his autobiographie Erinnerung Ich fliege über dunkle Täler. Mein Leben, and recalls an interesting little new information for all GG and MD fans.

He talked about his last conversation with MD on the phone in April 1990. It was the day after GG died (April 16th) and Schell was asked to write some kind of obituary for Dietrich for Münchner Abendzeitung, in case she would die soon too. So, he asked MD via phone what he should/could, in case MD would die too.

Marlene picked up the phone but imitated her French maid "Madame n'est pas là, Madame est en Suisse." After MD found out it was Schell she excused herself and said that so many people are calling her today because Garbo died and ‘She was so stingy!’

Schell said that this was her obituary for GG. He never understood what it meant but that was Dietrich.

The book is available  HERE!

Here is the original German text

Schell wrote: Ich rief also Marlene an - am Tag zuvor war die Garbo gestorben. "Marlene, hier ist Maximilian ..." Sie antwortete mit hoher Stimme: "Madame n'est pas là, Madame est en Suisse." - "Marlene, ich bin's, Maximilian." - "Madame n'est pas là, Madame est en Suisse." - "Marlene, ich bin's, Maximilian."

Schließlich, in sonorem Dietrich-Sound: "Ach so, Maximilian, ja, warum sagen Sie das nicht gleich. Wissen Sie, die rufen jetzt alle an, weil die Garbo gestorben ist, und die war doch so geizig." Das also war ihr Nachruf auf die Garbo. Verstehe ich bis heute nicht. Aber so war Marlene.

Read more (German)  HERE!


May 8, 2012

Drew Barrymore on CAMILLE

Late April, TCM in the US, showed Camille as the essential film that week – Actress Drew Barrymore gave her impression of the film that she picked for the essential that week, and she showed insight into GG's creative acting in the film and all her films.

Drew explained the subtle interpretation GG has of the character and the way she tries to hide the fact that she is gravely ill - she gave me a new insight in the beauty of this film and the way it holds up today as one of the greatest romance films of all time. 

Thanks to Grace


May 5, 2012

New Garbos Café in Södermalm/Sweden

A new Café opened this year at the famous Garbo Torg in Södermalm (Sofiagatan 1). It is beautiful, decorated with lots of Garbo books and photos.



April 1, 2012

Garbo and Gilbert’s Anna Karenina on DVD for the Spanish market

DVD will be issued in Spain on June 27, 2012

Studio: Llamentol
Release Date: June 27, 2012

Get it  HERE!


March 12, 2012

New book: Greta Garbo - Divine Star by David Bret

Will be issued in June 13, 2012.
No details known.

Get it  HERE!


Febuary 9, 2012

Korean Greta Garbo Collection DVD Box

‘New’ DVD Box for the Korean market. Out in July 2012.

Studio: C&L DVD
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Run Time: 609 minutes

More Info:
- Similar to the European version from 2005
- 6 disc-set
- With Korean subtitles
- Mata Hari, Queen Christina, Grand Hotel, Camille, Ninotchka, Anna Christie

Get it  HERE!


January 6, 2012

Grand Hotel Blu-Ray + ULTRAVIOLET version out in late January 2013

Another new version of the Grand Hotel Blu-Ray will be issued on January 28, 1013 in the UK and USA: It is a Steelbox (Blu-ray + UV Copy) and Region Free.

Get it  HERE!

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