RETIREMENT
1942-1990




"I walk alone because I want to be alone."

For nearly 50 years, Garbo was the world's most famous star in retirement. Her seclusion only enhanced her baffling magic. She had become a deepening human mystery to the world public. But in reality she had a small circle of selective friends who she saw. If anyone talked to the press about her, the friendship was finished. Financially, she was well off and had wisely invested her earnings. She was a millionaire many times over.

Garbo in Retirement

Arriving in Sweden
Circa 1946

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo with fans
Stockholm 1946

Garbo in Retirement

New York
1947

Garbo in Retirement

Portrait of Garbo by Cecil Beaton
1949

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo exiting a taxi
NYC 1949

Garbo in Retirement

Screen Test
Rome, Italy 1949

Garbo in Retirement

Duchess of Langelais
Proposed Film 1949

Garbo in Retirement

Passport Photo
1947

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo by Cecil Beaton
1950

Garbo in Retirement

American Citizenship
Los Angeles 1951

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo and Schlee
1955

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo & Aristotle Onassis
French Riviera 1957

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo in Paris
1958

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo & Schlee in Capri, Italy
1958

Garbo in Retirement

Greece 1965
Photo by Beaton

Garbo in Retirement

Eastside NYC
1966

Garbo in Retirement

New York
1970

Garbo in Retirement

Switzerland
1973

Garbo in Retirement

Vacationing in Tunisia
1974

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo & Sam Green
New York 1976

Garbo in Retirement

National Enquirer Headline
1985

Garbo in Retirement

New York
1986

Garbo in Retirement

New York
1986

Garbo in Retirement

Klosters, Switzerland
1987

Garbo in Retirement

Garbo with Cecile de Rothschild
Paris 1988

Garbo in Retirement

New York 1989
Photo by Ted Leyson

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