On Friday, July 21, 1933, in preparation for the production of Queen Christina, Greta Garbo sat for a costume test with cinematographer William H. Daniels. This piece is an excerpt from the nine-minute long test.

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, Queen Christina premiered 80 years ago on December 26, 1933 in New York and was released nationwide in 1934.

The costume test was preserved by the Academy Film Archive in 2012 through “Project Film-to-Film,” aimed at preserving as many films on film as possible over a two-year period. The project allowed the Academy to make new elements for over 500 projects in the Archive’s collection.

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