© THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1938:
Stokowski in Capri with Greta Garbo
Mayor of Ravello Says Couple Spent Day on Island – Actress Has Villa Near By
Greta Garbo, motion-picture actress, and Leopold Stokowski, the orchestra conductor, who once denied there was a romance budding, returned here tonight after spending a day together at the Island of Capri in the Bay of Naples. They were identified by the Mayor of Ravello.
So far as was known there had been no publication of marriage banns, a requisite for marriage in Italy.
Miss Garbo, it was learned, had been staying at a seaside villa in Ravello since Feb. 25. When word spread she was there tonight, a stir was created. Little knots of curious persons stood outside the villa patiently waiting for a glimpse of the actress. They saw little to reward them, however.
Always mysterious, she wore a wide-brimmed hat pulled low over her face and dark glasses when she appeared at the villa. Her blue wool cape was bordered with …fur. Her blond hair hung in a long bob below the hat. She wore long gloves and carried a small purse.
An Italian girl said she saw the couple taking a promenade last evening. The girl related that she exclaimed, “Oh Greta Garbo!” when she recognized the actress from her moving pictures, and that the actress turned her head slightly and answered, “Oh, yes?”
Mr. Stokowski, who was divorced December 3, denied reports of a romantic interest in the actress, reports that were first circulated last October. “There’s absolutely no question of marriage.” he said then. “In an interview Miss Garbo already answered it.”
His wife, the former Evangeline Johnson, won a divorce at Las Vegas, Nev., however. They were married in 1926 and had two children. Five days after the divorce Mr. Stokowski saw Miss Garbo off to Sweden in the liner Gripsholm.
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