The casual visitor
Garbo’s friendship has often been used to make revealing statements about her. This is also the surest way of breaking all ties with her. Today the wall of silence nearest to her is just as high in New York as in her remotely situated residence in Klosters, Switzerland or among her sophisticated circles on the Riviera as among her relatively many Swedish friends.
One of those whom she meets now and then is Kerstin Bernadotte, well-known in Sweden as a journalist and through her marriage with Carl-Johan Bernadotte, a son of Sweden’s ruling monarch. They now live in Paris where this photo of Garbo and Mrs Bernadotte was snapped.
A few years ago Kerstin Bernadotte called a dancing school, according to a well-known Stockholm dancing teacher, to arrange lessons for a friend. No one else was allowed to be present at the lessons, which were also to be kept secret. The pupil was Garbo. She is said to have danced enthusiastically.
Garbo, in Sweden for the first time in thirteen years, makes a quick get-away from the press at the Stockholm airport in Kerstin Bernadotte’s car (1961).
Another long-time friend is artist Einar Nerman who is seen here taking a walk with Garbo in Stockholm.
| 1-5: Cover | 6-7 | 8-9 | 10-11 | 12-13: Family | 14-15: Grandmother | 16-17: Early Silence | 18-19: Mother / Father · Confirmation | 20-21: Primary School | 22-23: School days · sister / brother | 24-25: Garbo's childhood home | 26-27: The girl in the barber shop | 28-29: The girl in the hat department | 30-31: Darbo-Gábor-Garbo | 32-33 | 34-35: Arrived! | 36-37 | 38-39: Greetings from Gurra | 40-41 | 42-43: Waiting | 44-45 | 46-47 | 48-49: Launching | 50-51 | 52-53 | 54-55 | 56-57 | 58-59: Garbo's car | 60-61: Garbo and the prince | 62-63: Handwriting | 64-65: Home to Mother | 66-67 | 68-69 | 70-71: The Sphinx | 72-73: Homage | 74-75: Caricature | 76-77 | 78-79: The idol | 80-81: Leave me alone | 82-83: On board | 84-85 | 86-87: In Sweden | 88-89 | 90-91: Conquest | 92-93: Fashion · Con garbo · Garbo's diet | 94-95 | 96-97: Garbo talks | 98-99 | 100-101: Just friends | 102-103: Four angles of Garbo | 104-105 | 106-107: Garbo on camera | 108-109: The stars predict | 110-111 | 112-113: Dark glasses | 114-115: Suddenly | 116-117: High Society | 118-119: Garbo laughs | 120-121: Walks | 122-123: Big game | 124-125: Passport | 126-127: Miss G | 128-129 | 130-131 | 132-133: The casual visitor · Get-away | 134-135: Garbo above the surface · On the screen | 136-137 | 138-139 |