The following is from the book Garbo by Robert Gottlieb. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021, pp. 385-386 and 419.
There’s something about Garbo’s silences and her concentration that gets you, way down inside. The woman is one of the most powerful personalities in the world. She wears a kind of flat colorless make-up that gives you a suggestion of something out of this world. . . There’s a kind of radiation from her when you’re playing an intense scene that makes you play up to it, whether you have the stuff in you or not. She simply makes you find it and give.
Also: She thought with her eyes, photographically. The muscles in her face would not move, and yet her eyes would express exactly what she needed. Working with her was perhaps my greatest acting lesson, though I probably didn’t learn enough from it.
Camille cost $1, 486,000 to make. It brought in $2,842,000 with a profit of $388,000, or $8,212,000 in 2022 dollars.