Tuesday, July 6, 2010

at the age of ten she looked like Greta Garbo

Clarence Sinclair Bull, Greta Garbo for Ninotchka, 1939

"Greta Garbo in a study as Ninotchka (9 August 1939). Garbo needed a hit. Ernst Lubitsch joined MGM to direct her in a cold-war comedy set in Paris, with Garbo as Russian envoy extraordinaire, Comrade Ninotchka. The film was her first popular success for more than seven years."

Clarence Sinclair Bull (1896-1979) worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as the head of the Stills Department for nearly 40 years, until he retired in 1961. He photographed over 4,000 individual studies of Greta Garbo.

(Source for Clarence Sinclair Bull's photograph and accompanying caption: The Man Who Shot Garbo, text by Terence Pepper and John Kobal, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, NY © 1989)

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