2007/07/19

Greta Garbo : part 2

關於嘉寶的女女情史

回顧30年代好萊塢的影星,似乎每個男星都是同志,每個女星都是拉子,兩大勢力交集,那個時代彷彿是情慾流動的太平盛世.只要當事人口風緊,誰與誰睡都只是捕風捉影.於是我們看到嘉寶的花名錄上有一長串:Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Ona Munson. Louise Brooks, Eva Le Gallienne, Tallulah Bankhead, Salka Viertel........而這些人又互睡成一團.看來名利與權勢,同樣是催情春藥,更別說她們自恃的美麗與才氣.

大家一直認為嘉寶與Marlene Dietrich有一腿.可是兩人抵死不承認相識.從一些記錄來看,她們有點瑜亮情節.偏偏,兩人的花名錄又相互交集,說是互不認識,在好萊塢社交圈中,簡直是天方夜譚.




傳言Mercedes de Acosta梅塞德斯是嘉寶情史中最知名的人物.因為她晚年出了自傳Here Lies the Heart,大眾窺奇梅塞德斯-嘉寶是否確有其事?結果眾說紛紜,信者恆信,不信者恆不信.作家毛尖用文采把梅塞德斯的故事包裝得活龍活現,完全沒有不信的空間了.只要你用「別說我從沒給過你花」,就能找到網路爭相轉貼的文章.

我買了書,這裡不貼了.自個兒找來看吧.


相形之下,我喜歡注意異性戀者的回憶錄,他們所提到的嘉寶.特別是嘉寶不經意地流露出調情招式.如果這些都是事實,我很難想像她為什麼要如此獵愛?又要像化身博士一般,把自己孤離人群?

Zsa Zsa Gabor 莎莎·嘉寶 (1917-)
她與Garbo沒有血緣關係,卻是當今八卦女王Paris Hilton的阿姨.她是匈牙利裔美國演員,結婚9次.這位異性戀女子在自傳中回憶與Garbo二次會面經過.有可能是她的誇大其辭,但不無參考之處.

在某次派對上,莎莎·嘉寶當的先生George Sanders,向Garbo客套話:
    "My wife (Zsa Zsa) has a wild crush on you."I blushed scarlet. Dispassionately, Garbo responded, "She's a very beautiful girl, your wife."
    "我太太很迷戀妳".我紅了臉.嘉寶淡淡地回應:"尊夫人很漂亮."

派對結束後,George Sanders送Garbo上車,回來告訴莎莎·嘉寶:
"Zsa Zsa–you don't have to be so in love with her (Garbo) anymore. I kissed her (Garbo) and she (Garbo) smelled of cheap soap."
"莎莎,妳不必再喜歡她.我剛親了她,她聞起來像廉價香皂" ( 如果是拉子的反應,說不定會認為Garbo好粗獷啊!)

莎莎·嘉寶第二次遇見Garbo,當時Rex Harrison在在百老匯演出'My Fair Lady'.在派對上,據說Garbo與Harrison同時向莎莎·嘉寶調情.後來Harrison先離去,Garbo表示要開車送莎莎·嘉寶回飯店:
    "I said yes, but I was afraid of her (Garbo). We got to my hotel (I was living in the Savoy Plaza) and for a moment I felt like inviting Greta in. Then she (Garbo) said, "Darling, would you like to come to my apartment?" I was paralyzed. Then she (Garbo) kissed me straight on the mouth. And I couldn't help kissing her back because she (Garbo) was so overwhelmingly strong and so beautiful. I've never had lesbian tendencies–but if I had ever had them, the woman of my life would definitely have been GRETA GARBO."
    "我說好,其實我是怕她.到了我的飯店,我覺得應該要邀請她進來.她便說:親愛的,要不要到我的住處?我嚇呆了.然後她就吻在我的唇上.我不由自主地回吻,抗拒不了她的強勁與美麗.我從未有同性傾向--如果曾經發生過,我生命中的女人絕對會是葛麗泰嘉寶."


Elisabeth Bergner (1897–1986)
另一位異性戀回憶嘉寶的誘惑術.我對她的電影作品並不熟悉知名,但據說<All About Eve 彗星美人>裡工於心計的Eve Harrington,是因她產生的靈感.一日,嘉寶差人邀請他們參加自己的生日宴.她回憶,嘉寶大部份的時間都和朋友坐在角落,唱著瑞典曲子.後來嘉寶要求有人陪同去洗手間.
    "I guided her upstairs and opened the door. Suddenly she put her hand very slowly on my chest and looked at my very earnest and calm. I needed some confused seconds. Then I took, also very calm, her hand from my breasts and left her alone in the bathroom. "
    "我引導她到樓上,並開了門.突然,她將手慢慢地放在我的胸前,認真而冷靜地看著我.我困惑了一下子.然後,我也很冷靜地將她的手拿開我的胸前,留下她一人在洗手間."

2 意見:

B.L. 提到...

"我很難想像她為什麼要如此獵愛?又要像化身博士一般,把自己孤離人群?"

I feel like Garbo in this late night grand hotel
Cause living alone is all I've ever done well"
-- Nanci Griffith, LATE NIGHT GRAND HOTEL --

讓我突然想到的一首歌. :)

Orange 提到...

<GRAND HOTEL大飯店>是我第一次看嘉寶的作品.當時我注意她上半身的比例偏多,這在女性比較少見,因為女性下身比上身長.所以嘉寶有些遠景,看起來像男扮女裝,而她在行止間,有時會流露出中性的味道.

 
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