Little more need be said about Greta Garbo, who is better known for her talkies than her silents. But she was an extraordinary in her silents as her later films. Fortunately, all but one survive and show regularly on TCM and at silent film festivals, making her one of the most accessible silent stars.
There is a wealth of material available on Garbo, much more than I can list here. The materials below can get you started and point you to other sources:
Swenson, Karen. Greta Garbo : a life apart. New York : Scribner, c1997.
Paris, Barry. Garbo : a biography. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993.
Conway, Michael. The complete films of Greta Garbo. New York: Citadel Press, 1963.
Walker, Alexander. Garbo : a portrait. New York : Macmillan, c1980.
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