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John GilbertThe Last of the Silent Film Stars$
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Eve Golden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813141626

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.001.0001

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Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine

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John Gilbert
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Eve Golden

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0010

In 1927 and 1928, John Gilbert stars in The Show, Man Woman and Sin (with Broadway great Jeanne Eagels), Love and A Woman of Affairs (both with Garbo), The Masks of the Devil, Twelve Miles Out and Four Walls (both with young Joan Crawford) and The Cossacks. A vicious hatchet-job is printed on him in Vanity Fair, and Gilbert's drinking and emotional problems begin to interfere with his life and career; he is briefly arrested in 1927, and is hospitalized for what is probably alcohol-related illnesses. His romance with Garbo runs hot and cold and the two separate. In late 1928 he signs a new contract with MGM, at $250,000 per picture. His last silent film is Desert Nights (1929).

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, Greta Garbo, Jeanne Eagels, Joan Crawford, alcoholism, manic-depressive, bipolar

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