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Can anyone identify this mystery couple on board the Gripsholm? I found these photos at a flea market just 10 minutes walk from my home. Are they European or American celebrities?

The same couple at the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm.
Are they on their honeymoon? If you know who they are, please email us
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Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo made her first trip to America on the Drottningholm in 1925. She was to cross the Atlantic on SAL ships several times in years to follow.

Ann Margret
Ann-Margret and her mother came to America on the Gripsholm in November 1946. They had 12 days at sea before arriving in New York on Friday, November 29th.

J D Salinger
Author J D Salinger worked as Director of Entertainment on the Kungsholm in 1941.

Taxi Driver
In the movie Taxi Driver, Robert De Niro walks east on West 57th Street after having been employed by the cab company. In the background, there is a view of the front of the building on Pier 97 showing the Swedish American Line sign.


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