This image, shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull in 1931 and printed later for the John Kobal Collection, was taken to promote Garbo's 1931 film, "Mata Hari".
On the beginning of their artistic relationship, Bull recalls "that first morning the great Garbo walked into my portrait gallery looking like a frightened schoolgirl" as she had only worked with one photographer in the 3 years previous.
Although, as Bull notes, "what she didn't know was that I was just as scared. For three hours I photographed her in every pose and emotion that beautiful face could mirror. At the end of the sitting, which has been without a single break, she said 'I'll do better next time, Mr. Bull. I was quite nervous' I patted her hand and replied, 'So will I"'.