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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 Twelve

Chapter Twelve

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(p.215) Chapter Twelve
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John Gilbert
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Eve Golden

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0013

Gilbert tentatively makes more talkies (Way for a Sailor, Gentleman's Fate, The Phantom of Paris, West of Broadway)—not all of them bad, but the reviews are scathing. His reputation and self-worth fall farther and farther, and his drinking increases. He does enjoy a brief fling with "Mexican Spitfire" Lupe Velez in 1931.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, talking films, Lupe Velez

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