Camille (The Lady of the Camellias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. In the English-speaking world, The Lady of the Camellias became known as Camille and 16 versions have been performed at Broadway theatres alone. Camille has been adapted to about 20 filmes. Director George Cukor's film, "Camille", his first with Greta Garbo, was one of the versions. Verdi wrote the opera La Traviata based upon this story.