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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 Four

Chapter Four

(p.66) Chapter Four
John Gilbert

Eve Golden

University Press of Kentucky

A background on scandals and censorship in the film industry of the early 1920s, just as John Gilbert is becoming successful first at Fox and later at MGM. The Roscoe Arbuckle, William Desmond Taylor and Wallace Reid scandals, as well as the prevalence of drink and dope in Los Angeles, and the increasing call for censorship in the movies.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, Fatty Arbuckle, Virginia Rappe, Wiliam Desmond Taylor, Wallace Reid, Will Hays, scandal, censorship, Prohibition

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