Greta Garbo, The Painted Veil
Given that I spend so much time in Old Hollywood (whether it’s watching and rewatching old movies or reading old Hollywood memoirs and biographies), I come across a lot of photos of the stars. Every now and again I come across one that I’ve never seen before and it stops me in my tracks.
That’s very much what happened when I saw this powerful photo of Greta Garbo a few weeks ago. It’s a publicity picture for her 1934 movie The Painted Veil (directed by Richard Boleslawski). The drama also stars George Brent, Herbert Marshall, and Warner Oland.