Category Archives: Greta Garbo

Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1933

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Greta Garbo, Joan Bennett, Claudette Colbert (almost unrecognizable here if you ask me), and Norma Shearer.

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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1932

  • Garbo’s back and Gable’s got her–on January’s cover. The two were starring onscreen in Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise.
  • The other cover subjects (in order of appearance): Mary Astor, Miriam Hopkins, and Norma Shearer.
  • Gable got around: in addition to Garbo, he’d appeared with Shearer in 1931’s A Free Soul and would co-star with Astor in Red Dust, released later in 1932.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1930

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Mary Brian, Ann Harding, Jeanette MacDonald, and of course Greta Garbo.

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Photoplay May-June 1929

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): June Collyer, Olga Baclanova, Bessie Love and–of course–Greta Garbo.
  • Bessie Love was riding high–she’d just appeared in MGM’s first two full-length MGM musicals of the sound era, The Broadway Melody of 1929 and The Hollywood Revue of 1929.
  • The Broadway Melody of 1929 was the first sound picture to receive the Best Picture Oscar.
  • Starting with July’s Bessie Love portrait, Earl Christy settles in as Photoplay’s regular cover artist.
  • Garbo’s erstshile beau John Gilbert married actress Ina Claire.

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Photoplay May-Aug. 1928

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): blondes Greta Garbo, Marion  Davies, Ruth Taylor–and brunette Billie Dove.
  • Garbo and John Gilbert (who “Writes His Own Story” in the June issue) had just appeared together in “Love”, a 1927 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. They’d next co-star in “A Woman of Affairs,” released in late 1928.

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