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FEYDER-1a - "After that we never knew when ofih- would bHng...
"After that we never knew when ofih- would bHng .omeon, m dinner or have someone drop In to lunch. W never knew what time , he would eat Her dinner hour . . ana nlne 'clock-1 think she Invited her guests at the last minute. She cevpr made Dlana ahead ,jv ma ae P 18n n? "She always wanted Smorgasbord whrn Bne h'ld sU. So we saw there was a constant supply nlcklcd and snioed fish an p CKiea ana spicea nsn, an assortment of Swedish cheese and d mUBhroora, and flsh iot . T and IlS" Vr working together on The con-i ! of Greta Single Standard.' One night she brought him home to dinner. After that he often came over for lunch or dinner or coffee, late in the afternoon. "Then an English actor, John Loder, and his wife, started coming, Both spoke German. Garbo always prererred t0 gpeak German if she r . ,. ,. wa wlth "omeon who couldn t speak Swedish. was anv i me oetween six-tninv omelettes on hand. "Garbo was fond of homemade coffee cake, cookies and other cake. We kept plenty of these ready." John Loder, who who was often at me about his " " V" Garbo and the rr endsnip Dotween uarbo and h s ,f rtMhl ,f wife and himself. I Garbo was Immediately attracted 'to John foreign wife, an Austrian Pr ' n"w"8 a inr-nasmp wnicn u"1" reiurnea ' iUTOpe. Garbo, John, "when, after a delicious din-' ner of German dishes he came over to me rubbing his hands together and smiling. 'Everything Is going fine,' he said. 'Garbo Is listening to Jacques' story. She like it I think she will make and that Feyder will be the director." Not long alter this dinner party the studio announced that the next picture their Swedish star would make was "The Kiss," and that Feyder would direct it When Emll Jannlngs. speaking only broken English, decided to return to Europe, realizing that talkies soon would be the only kind of picture made in Hollywood, speculation began aa to what would happen to Greta Garbo. The studios were looking doubtfully at their foreign stars. But Garbo wa not wasting her time. Quick to learn languages, she was reading and studying whenever she could. She was making rapid progress with her diction. Qarbo missed dropping In to see her friends the Jannlngses, but she was glad to have met Madame and Jacques Feyder before they left. They were now her closest friends. They, with John Loder and his wife, Were the only Intimate friends she had. For the first time since she came to Hollywood Garbo bad found friends with whom she waa genuinely happy. They were the people who knew the real Greta Garbo. While she waa with them she forgot that ah was the great motion picture actress, known the world over as the mysterious Garbo. "The Kiss" proved one of Garbo's best pictures. It was advertised aa a sound picture, but like many of

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 21 Nov 1931, Sat,
  3. Page 38

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