Host Walter Pidgeon admits that he made himself available to host this episode if only to be able to discuss the film career of the legendary Greta Garbo. He mentions her short stint of ... See full summary »

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Host Walter Pidgeon admits that he made himself available to host this episode if only to be able to discuss the film career of the legendary Greta Garbo. He mentions her short stint of making movies in Europe before coming to the United States, where, in American movies, she became an instant star in silent films in the mid 1920's. She was arguably the biggest movie star in the world by the end of the silent era. There was some speculation on whether she could sustain that stardom into the talkies, especially as she had a strong Swedish accent, but those fears were laid to rest with her memorable screen entrance in her first talkie, Anna Christie (1930). Pidgeon takes her film retrospective up to the mid 1930's, when her stardom was brighter than ever. Film newcomer Irene Papas discusses filming the movie Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) starring James Cagney. Next week's show will conclude the retrospective on Garbo's film career, and will have as a guest another European transplant to ... Written by Huggo

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