In 1945 Orson Welles introduced two guests at actor Clifton Webb’s party. Through the legendary director, actresses Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo said hello, while Dietrich also complimented Garbo’s good looks. Then the famously private Garbo slipped away, and she and Dietrich never crossed paths again – perhaps for good reason, too.
Yet such a brief, terse meeting seemed odd, especially between two women who had come into the Hollywood spotlight at the same time. Surely the stars had encountered each other before? Well some people believe that there was more to the story. In particular, they claim that Garbo and Dietrich had actually known each other very well before being reacquainted at Webb’s party.