Garbo’s Lesbian Love Letters?

Greta's 'intimate letters' to female friend


by Willow Green |
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A Swedish newspaper has revealed the existence of letters written by **Greta Garbo **to her friend - and possible lover - Mercedes de Acosta, who was also believed to have had an affair with Marlene Dietrich. The paper, Aftonbladet, reports that the letters were given to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia by de Acosta before her death in 1968 on condition that their contents were kept from the prying eyes of the public until ten years after both of the women had died.

Since it's a decade since Garbo died in 1990 - her remains were finally laid to rest in Sweden last year - the Rosenbach Museum has hinted that the contents of the missives, written in the 1930's, could be revealed after April 15. According to Aftonbladet, no-one at the museum has read the letters yet. However, there is wide speculation that they will confirm a sexual relationship between the two women. But not everyone is so eager to delve into the past. Gray Reisfield, Garbo's niece, claims that as the late star's heir she owns the letter's contents, and they may not be quoted without her consent.

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