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Walking with Garbo: Conversations and Recollections

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1991)
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"Garbo belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced. Garbo offered to one's gaze a sort of Platonic Ideal of the human creature."

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Black and white film is another sort of Platonic Ideal. There’s something iconic about images reduced to the essentials of shadow and light, a
This biography of Garbo is interesting, but many of the direct quotes from her are pieced together from answering machine messages she left for the author and conversations they had. Given Garbo's lifelong desire for privacy, I thought this was pretty disrespectful coming from someone who considered himself a close friend. If you can get past this, it's a fun read for her fans.
Carolyn Romaine
Not bad, but glosses over the details and just gives small snippets of information. Doesn't make me like G.G. Very much.
Amy Wolf
A really interesting book about a rare friend of Garbo's who used to go walking with her after she became a recluse in New York. We learn about her storied past as Hollywood's Queen & empathize with her not wanting to be seen and destroy the illusion of glamor. Very powerful.
Great photographs and interesting snippets about the beautiful and mysterious Miss G.
Laura Lee
Easy read, enjoyed the photos.
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