One hundred years after her birth, iconic Greta Garbo is the subject of two extravagant volumes. Garbo: Portraits from Her Private Collection, literally illustrates Garbo's mastery of image, and boasts rare family photos. Written by Scott Reisfield (a Garbo grand- nephew) and Hollywood glamour photography expert Robert Dance, the volume includes insightful essays. But the highlights are the tritone reproductions, which are made to look as though mounted on the page ˆ la a personal photo album.

When not writing about movies, Los Angeles-based journalist Pat H. Broeske likes to watch them.

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