"She was never Greta; she was always Garbo. And she must be seen — projected, larger-than-life, on the big screen — to be believed. Garbo is one of the remaining enigmas of Hollywood history: did she love men? Women? Both? Did she turn her back on Hollywood? Did she truly 'want to be alone'? Was she a figment of Hollywood’s imagination, the product of light and mirrors, or a woman in control of her own destiny?" Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Exquisite Garbo
Born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson to a working-class Swedish family in Stockholm, GRETA GARBO became an international star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Many of her films were sensational hits. She never married and had no children. She retired early and lived as a recluse in New York City, where she died.
Gene Tierney - born into a wealthy family in Brooklyn, NY in 1920. Noticed by a director at Warner Bros, at 17 she began to pursue a career in acting. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day. Howard Hughes tried unsuccessfully to woo her, but she was unimpressed with Hughe's wealth. Due to mental illness, she left Hollywood after turning down movie roles that eventually went to Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. Was later discovered working as a sales girl in a large department…
Julie London's Living Room- Architectural wall moldings help highlight works of art. Homeowner and silver screen star Julie London found the fireplace in France, and designer Paul R. Williams incorporated it into her 1958, Hollywood Regency-style residence.