Cinema: Return of the Duchess

Hollywood beauty experts lavished their magic last week on what many a mellowing movie fan would regard as a dedicated mission. They were preparing 43-year-old Greta Garbo for her first picture since Two-Faced Woman, eight years ago. Meanwhile her producer, Independent Walter Wanger, flew to Paris, where, if all went well, filming would start in August.

Garbo had picked not only the location but the story, one of her favorites, Balzac's La Duchesse de Langeais. Set in the milieu of a decadent French nobility, it was a passion-tossed tale of a tragic love...

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