GRETA GARBO (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish-American actress, known for her melancholic, somber persona, resulting from her portrayal of tragic characters and for her understated performances. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her fifth on its list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. After the failure of Two-Faced Woman, she retired from the screen at age 35, after acting in 28 films. After retiring, Garbo declined all opportunities to return to the screen, shunned publicity and led a very private life.
Offering a boldly signed $20 American Express Traveler’s Cheque, PSA/DNA Slabbed, measuring 2 3/4” x 6 3/4”, [New York], undated but c. 1960. Signed “Greta Garbo” in blue ink at the top. Encapsulated and PSA/DNA James Spence Authenticated. The slab measures 5 1/2” x 12 1/5”.
According to Garbo’s grand-nieces, Greta Garbo always used American Express Travelers Checks when traveling. In the 1970s, she was offered a million dollars to appear in the iconic American Express Advertising Campaign, “Do you know me?” but declined the offer.
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