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Freddie Bartholomew’s “Sergei” filming diary from Anna Karenina – “I am a little nervous at acting with such a great actress.”. (MGM, 1935) One of film’s most beloved child actors, this is Freddie Bartholomew’s personal diary containing 26 pages completely written in his hand from March 28-April 26, 1935. It starts with his birthday, listing his various presents, and goes on to confess his enjoyment (in a schoolboy crush style) of working with Greta Garbo. On March 29 he writes, “Had script of Anna Karenina given to me. That is my new film. Met Miss Garbo who is to be my mother. I love her. I am a little nervous at acting with such a great actress. I am afraid that my acting might seem crude by the side of hers.” On April 5 he writes, “Again I did not work. Miss Garbo very nice to me when I went on the sets visiting, and I cannot, I can NOT, I say, understand anyone who does not like her. I think she is sweet to everyone. I went to see a picture, “Wings in the Dark.” Very good.” Goes on to write many other entries detailing workdays with Garbo, Basil Rathbone, as well as his role in David Copperfield. Flexible cloth covered boards, 5 ¼ in. x 8 ¼ in., top edge gilt. Corners gently rubbed.