Greta Garbo: Fifteen Issues of Film-Kurier [WITH] Greta Garbo: Ein Wunder in Bildern (A Miracle in Pictures) [WITH] Greta Garbo: A cinematic Legacy (Vieira) [WITH] Garbo: Portraits from Her Private Collection (Reisfield/Dance)
Bremen; Wien: Film-Kurier G.m.b.H., 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Fifteen original Issues of "Illustrierter Film-Kurier"
featuring Greta Garbo, starring in German Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Films. The pamphlets (ca. 12 x 9" and all 8 pages) are illustrated with striking photogravure reproductions of film stills and photomontages throughout printed by August Scherl. Each issue contains film credits and accompanying text, edited by Hermann Weist.
1. Das göttliche Weib, starring Greta Garbo, and Lars Hanson. Directed by Victor Sjöström. IFK# 1052.
2. Herrin der Liebe, starring John Gilbert and Greta Garbo. Directed by Clarence Brown. IFK# 1317
3. Wilde Orchideen, starring Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, and Nils Asther. Directed by Sidney Franklin. IFK# 1324
4. Unsichtbare Fesseln, starring Greta Garbo, Nils Asther,John Back Brown. Directed by John s. Robertson. IFK# 1495
5. Anna Christie, starring Greta Garbo and Theo Shall. Directed by Jacques Feyder. IFK# 1515
6. Romanze, starring Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone. Directed by Clarence Brown. IFK# 1661
7. Yvonne, starring Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery and Lewis Stone. Directed by Clarence Brown. IFK#1686
8. Mata Hari, Starring Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, and Lewis Stone. Directed by George Fitzmaurice. IFK# 1822
9. Helgas Fall und Aufstieg, starring Greta Garbo and Clarke Gable. Robert Z. Leonard. IFK# 1873
10. Menschen im Hotel, starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford, Lionell Barrymore, and Lewis Stone. Directed by Edmund Golding. IFK# 1921
11. Wie Du mich Wünscht, starring Greta Garbo, Melvin Douglas, and Erich von Strohheim. IFK# 2018
12. Königin Christine, starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. IFK# 2224
13. Der Bunte Schleier, starring Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall. Directed by Richard Boleslawski. IFK# 2296
14. Anna Karenina, starring Greta Garbo, Frederic March, Freddie Batholomew. Directed by Clarence Brown. IFK# 2436
15. Anna Karenina, starring Greta Garbo (Misprinted Sabo), John Gilbert, and Brandon Hurst. Directed by Edmund Goulding. No IFK#.
Fourteen of Garbo's thirty-three films, including short films, produced between 1920 and 1941 are represented in this collection. Text in German. Some with light wear along edges, four with horizontal fold. All protected by modern mylar and in very good condition.
Greta Garbo: Ein Wunder in Bildern (A Miracle in Pictures). Bremen-Wien. Carl Schünemann. 1937. First edition. Quarto. 8, (2)pp. (Text), (134)pp. (Photos). Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket, black lettering, over red cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece portrait of Greta Garbo. Introduction by Alexander Lernet-Holenia. A collection of 129 stunning b/w photographic reproductions of the Swedish Sphinx, including many taken in some of her most luminous and unforgettable screen performances, such as "Mata Hari," "Grand Hotel," "Anna Karenina," "Queen Christina," and "Camille." Sporadic creasing and closed tears along dust-jacket edges, with head of spine slightly chipped. Nonabrasive tape at upper right corner of DJ. Text in German. Dustjacket in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition.
Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy (Vieira, Mark A.). New York. Harry N. Abrams. 2005. First edition. Folio. 288pp. Original photo-illustrated boards in original dustjacket, black lettering on spine. Photo-illustrated endpapers and frontispiece portrait photograph. "With her breathtaking beauty and enigmatic persona, Greta Garbo is the ultimate Hollywood icon. Though many books have tried to unlock the mystique of the "Swedish Sphinx" by focusing primarily on her personal life, ...[this] is the first book to pay serious attention to what made her an icon–her twenty-four Hollywood films, among them classics such as Flesh and the Devil, Love, Mata Hari, Grand Hotel, Queen Christina, Camille, and Ninotschka. As MGM's highest paid star, Garbo had approval of story, co-star, and cinematographer, wielding power that few others could match–yet she was often at odds with the system that made her such a phenomenon." (Publisher). Not only was Garbo the highest MGM star but, along with Marlene Dietrich, the highest paid star in the industry. Slight age-toning and wear along edges of der. Else in near fine condition.
Garbo: Portraits From Her Private Collection (Reisfield, Scott; Robert Dance). New York. Rissoli. 2008. Later edition. Folio. 255pp. Original tan over brown cloth in original, photo-illustrated dustjacket. "Famously elusive, Greta Garbo shunned publicity, guarded her privacy, and rejected the Hollywood limelight. Off screen she was known to her adoring public primarily through studio portraits. Though ambivalent about her fame, Garbo saved the publicity photographs presented to her by MOM–works by photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull, Ruth Harriet Louise, Edward Steichen, Nikolas Murray, and George Hurrell, among others." (Publisher). DJ slightly rubbed with slight traces of fluid exposure. Block with light age-toning along edges. DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. g to near fine. Item #45682