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    Wild Orchids (MGM, 1929). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1905, Greta Lovisa Gustaffson started making short films as a teenager in her home country. At the age of 18, she was "discovered" by director Mauritz Stiller, who starred her in Gosta Berling's Saga, and several other films. The result was contracts with MGM for both the young starlet and the director, both of whom emigrated to America in 1926. By 1930, Greta - now Garbo - was one of the top actresses in Hollywood, with a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her work in Anna Christie, her first talking picture. Very selective about the roles she took on, Garbo's film output was small, but many of her pictures are true classics. Offered here is a beautiful lobby card from an early point in Garbo's career, showing Greta and Nils Asther. Only a small corner bend in the bottom left keeps this card from achieving an even higher grade. Very Fine+.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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