SWEDEN: Postwar Garbo?

A nation's good will abroad depends largely on the sustained quality of its exports. To New York's LaGuardia Field last week came a handsomely packaged postwar product from Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Academy, the production line that turned out Garbo, Ingrid Bergman and Signe Hasso. To expert eyes it gave no indication that the quality of Swedish exports was declining.

The daughter of a Swedish Army major, who retired to become a Stockholm publisher, auburn-haired, 25-year-old Viveca Lindfors is tallish and square-shouldered, with Tallulah Bankhead's big, mobile features and Garbo's own throaty purr. An ambitious student who...

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