Features Hollywood Screen Goddesses: Greta Garbo Published 2 years ago on April 20, 2017 No one has ever used shyness to such advantage as Greta Garbo. Ravishingly beautiful but painfully private, Garbo was portrayed as haughty and aloof by Hollywood. In picture after picture–Anna Christie, Ninotchka, Mata Hari–she played the mysterious (and sometimes sexually ambiguous) object of desire. Unlike most sex symbols who pulsate with life force, Garbo had the knack for languishing thrillingly. She was a siren who beckoned you closer but promised danger if you got too near. Alistair Cooke once said of her sculptural–and sepulchral–beauty that Garbo was “every man’s fantasy mistress. She gave you the impression that, if your imagination had to sin, it could at least congratulate itself on its impeccable taste.” After receiving the first poor reviews of her life in 1941’s Two-Faced Woman, Garbo turned her back on Hollywood and spent the rest of her days in New York, where she died as she lived: mysteriously. And alone. In Her Own Words: “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is a world of difference.” Classic Sex SymbolsGreta Garbo Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV14 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV14 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV14 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV14 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Slasher Season 3 Premieres Thurs 23 May on Netflix Former counselors return to the remote Canadian summer camp where they committed a crime long ago, only to find that... Episodes1 day ago Wife Swap: Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson (Paramount Thurs 23 May 2019) Chauhan vs. Lenoir-Johnson: A vegan Hindu wife with children who are obsessed with eating sugar trades lives with a meat-loving... Episodes1 day ago iZombie: dot zom (S5EP4 The CW Thurs 23 May 2019) dot zom: Liv, Clive and Ravi investigate the suspicious death of Cornell Piercey, the head of Piercey Corp, a successful... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.