In 1926, 21 year old Greta Garbo nervously posed with Jackie the Lion (the roaring lion in MGM’s logo).
The bosses at MGM ordered a series of publicity shots for their newly acquired Swedish talent. However she didn’t want to do the pictures at first, so they deducted $25 (equivalent to $325 today) from her salary for her unwillingness. When she became aware of this reduction, she changed her mind and decided to do the photo shoots. This picture was part of the series done in that year.