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    Greta Garbo (MGM, 1925). Twice Signed MGM Check (3.5" X 8.5).
    Following the success of Pabst's German film The Joyless Street (1925) both Greta Greta and Mauritz Stiller, Garbo's mentor and favorite Swedish director, were offered contracts with MGM, and her first film for the studio was the American-made Torrent (1926), a silent film in which she didn't have to speak a word of English. Their arrival was in July of 1925 to the US and this check was made out to the young actress in November of 1925 for $400. At this very time Garbo was beginning the film that would mark her American debut and this check may very well have been her first paid by the studio. MGM would make the star famous and the studio would reap huge benefits by her presence in their product for the next fifteen years. This historic check is signed twice on the verso by the young Swedish actress. Framed in a two sided display the check was at one time folded. Very Fine-.


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

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