All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, into a poor working class family. She was fourteen when her father died, which forced Greta to leave school and go to work in a department store. The store used her as a model for ads and a short advertising film. A director saw the film and gave her her first small part in 1922. This led Greta to apply for a scholarship to the Royal Dramatic Training Academy, which she won.
In 1925, Garbo was brought to Hollywood at the request of the vice president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Garbo quickly became a star, until a film she made in 1941 turned out to be a flop. She did not intend to retire at first, but her films depended on the European market. But because of the war, finding a vehicle was problematic for MGM. Although she was offered parts in later years, none of these films materialized. She retired officially in 1949 at the age of 44.
Garbo was known for her timid, solitary and melancholic image. After her retirement, she lived a comfortable, affluent, sheltered life and collected art. Garbo died on 15 April 1990, aged 84, as a result of pneumonia and renal failure.