Friday, February 25, 2011

the ones that got away

As early as the 50's, Orson Welles wanted to produce a film about Blixen's best selling novel, 'out of africa' starring Garbo. that could have been really good.

garbo declined playing norma desmond in 'sunset boulevard' and dropped out of the making of 'my cousin rachel.' well, gloria swanson owned the role as the aging film star on the lonely climb down the stairs in 'sunset boulevard' and olivia de havilland was lovely as the misunderstood relative in 'my cousin rachel.' one role garbo wished to play was dorian gray.

i am not greedy when it comes to garbo though it would be swell to see the films that have never been released.

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