© THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 18, 1938 :
Garbo And Stokowski Deny They Will Wed
‘I only Want to Be Let Alone’ Actress Says at Ravello – Doesn’t Like Crowds
Greta Garbo, the actress, and Leopold Stokowski, the symphony maestro, said today that they were not planning to marry.
First the conductor and then the Swedish star receives reporters in the library of the ancient villa where they have been vacationing for three weeks.
Mr. Stokowski denies flatly they contemplated marriage and then left the room, saying Miss Garbo would be there in a moment.
She entered, wearing a blue gabardine suit, yellow sweater and blue scarf. Nervously fingering a pair of black gloves, she said:
“I only want to be let alone.”
Miss Garbo said she was so alarmed by “cruel events happening in the world today” that she thought its beauty might not last much longer and she wanted to see it before it vanished.
Amalfi Bay showed a patch of blue through the windows of the library and at the foot of high cliffs on which the villa is perched.
There was a pause. Then she explained that Mr. Stokowski was only “a friend who has seen much and offered to show me some of the beauty of the world.” – “I have never been about much so I optimistically accepted his offer.”
She complained bitterly that she had seen little even in Italy because of curious crowds. “I wish I could be otherwise but I cannot,” she said with a throaty sigh, reminiscent of her movies. “I don’t like this.” “Marriage?” she mused. “I wouldn’t know. There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.”
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