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Using those books and the internet, I made you this chart, and compiled the list beneath it. Again, a lot of this information could be false, but it is also possibly true! Barbara Stanwyck pinged hard for her lesbian fans, even in movies where she had to pretend to be in love with a dude. She ultimately spent thirty years with her publicist Helen Ferguson.
The film-maker and historian Kevin Brownlow, whose new documentary Garbo co-directed with Christopher Bird was commissioned to mark the centenary, acknowledges that the life of the actress remains shrouded in mystery. He tells about his one near-encounter with his subject. He spotted Garbo, in a street in New York, laden with supermarket bags. At the time, he was desperate to speak to her for a series he was making about Hollywood.
You Must Remember This , the podcast that tells the secret and forgotten history of 20 th -century Hollywood, has joined Panoply. And when each episode airs, creator and host Karina Longworth will share some of the research that went into the episode in a transcript excerpt here on Slate. Early on, producers seem to have understood that Gilbert was really great at wearing surprisingly ornate clothes and generally looking pretty. He gave the viewer as much or even more on an eye-candy level as the actresses he was cast against, and the characters those actresses played were usually overcome by his charms.