Wednesday with Greta Garbo
Flesh and the Devil
Twenty-one year-old Greta Garbo, Hollywood’s last star to transition to talkies (with Charlie Chaplin), was negotiating a contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to give her script approval as well as control of every film’s director, co-stars and cameramen when she made Flesh and the Devil. This—her third film in America—made the archetypical new, libe…
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