Despite her aversion to the press, Garbo did grant 2 press conferences in the 1930s where she answered all questions that were put to her.
1st Press Conference
May 3, 1936, NYC
Garbo returned to New York City from a long vacation in Sweden on the liner Gripsholm. She granted an unexpected interview to the press and received reporters in the smoking lounge of the ship. It was a 10 minute interview during which she answered all their questions. Garbo told the press that she won't appear on stage, was too nervous to face the public and was to resume her work in Hollywood at once, filming Camille.
2nd Press Conference
October 7, 1938, NYC
Again Garbo granted a surprise interview with the reporters in New York onboard the liner Kungsholm. She had just returned from a summer vacation in Italy. Garbo politely answered all their questions regarding the Stokowski affair, and said that she had no intention of getting married and that she longed to live without being hounded.
When this 1938 interview made the newspapers and newsreels, the International Master Ladies Hairdress Association and Coiffure Guild of New York attacked Garbo for wearing her hair down and straight, that it was wholly unsuitable for wear by her or by the women of this country, and that it would cause vast injury to the hair stylists and hairdressers of America.
The press attacks Garbo's hairstyle