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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 Thirteen

Chapter Thirteen

(p.232) Chapter Thirteen
John Gilbert

Eve Golden

University Press of Kentucky

Gilbert meets, woos and quickly married starlet Virginia Bruce. She co-stars with him in his best talkie, Downstairs, for which he supplied the story. Background on the pre-Code films of 1932, perhaps Hollywood's real Golden Year. His friend Paul Bern marries Jean Harlow that year and commits suicide. Gilbert is bumped from roles in Grand Hotel and Red Dust, as Clark Gable overtakes him at MGM (notes too on Clara Bow's similar fate at Paramount)

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, talking films, Virginia Bruce, Jean Harlow, Paul Bern, scandal, Production Code, Clark Gable, Clara Bow

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