I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just let it consume my soul instead?
“There have been two roses named for me, one, the Mrs. Miniver, and the other, Greer Garson. Now as you’d expect, the Mrs. Miniver behaves properly and blooms beautifully, in true size and color, season after season. The Greer Garson, bloomed all over the place with terrific splendor. Next season, it sprawled around, put out a few off blooms, and relaxed. I sometimes wonder if the rose growers really made a true estimate of the both of us.”
"If they meant, by ‘lady,’ the sort of feminine creature who refrains from smacking people on their kissers, I wouldn’t have an objection in the world. But the Greer Garson Lady is something just too-too, with a halo of nobility. She’s all wrapped up in cellophane. Her petticoats rustle when she moves and her little finger curves off from her teacup. A stuffy piece of bric-a-brac—out of this world. I’d like to take her by the scruff of her neck and drop her neatly into the Pacific Ocean!” - Greer Garson, 1942
"Few can talk with such compelling effect as Miss Garson, who not only feels deeply but gives words wings."
Greer says the funniest incident on her tour occurred when the Chattanooga Choo-Choo choo-chooed into Chattanooga. The trip had been strenuous, to say the least. Greer wanted to be especially vivacious, at her very best. Before her departure her mother had given her a box of vitamin tablets. Greer supposed they were the usual five-grain. Her mother had ordered ten-grain. Greer took five—and ten minutes later all but succumbed, right out of this world. Beads of perspiration broke out on her forehead. Then a red rash. Her studio representative thought she was dying. So did Greer. But she did recover. As she says, she “was the peppiest Hollywood actress anyone ever saw. A regular dynamo.” In fact when her appearance at a T.N.T. factory was canceled, because the government decided the 13,000 men employees would lose labor hours in the excitement of Greer’s visit—she said, “It’s for the best. I’m so full of vitamin sparks, I’d probably have blown the place up.”
Diane Jennings of the Dallas Morning News described a typical interview: “‘You’re not who I thought you were,’ people used to say to her. ‘I don’t know,’ Greer replies. ‘Who do you think that I am?’ ‘You’re not…’ they continue. ‘Mickey Rooney?’ she answers. ‘You’re right. I’m not.’”
Charming Greer Garson - The Irish actress with the red hair and green eyes is one of Hollywood’s loveliest newcomers. Firmly established in the hearts of movie goers as a result of her gentle performance of “Mrs. Chips” in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” Miss Garson is soon to be seen in her first American picture, “Remember,” Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture starring her opposite Robert Taylor, with Lew Ayres in a leading supporting role. In the film, she plays a modern girl, which she is, as this snapshot proves.