Greta Garbo auction on Queen Mary II kicks off

ANI
26 November 2012

New York, November 26 (ANI): Private items belonging to screen legend Greta Garbo has set sail as part of a high seas auction.

Garbo great-nephew Derek Reisfield is aboard the Queen Mary 2 and will auction off the items, including a cigarette holder, an ashtray, an umbrella, scarves and a signed check made out to the New York Telephone Company, the New York Post reported.

Reisfield is a featured speaker in the ship's Insights Programme, providing a look into Garbo's life, her film career and her position as a cultural icon.

Recently, Reisfield introduced her 1936 film "Camille" along with a preview of the items.

Select items from the Sweden-born actress' estate will be exclusively available for auction to guests sailing on the voyage from Southampton, New York to the Big Apple.

The collection also features Garbo's accessories and furnishings from her New York apartment and Swedish manor house.

A second auction will be held at Julien's Auctions in LA on Dec. 14 and 15 (ANI)

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