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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 Seven

Chapter Seven

(p.117) Chapter Seven
John Gilbert

Eve Golden

University Press of Kentucky

In 1926, John Gilbert costars with Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil, and the two embark on an affair that sets Hollywood on its ear. Background on Garbo, and the truth about the supposed "broken engagement" in Sept. 1926 that led to a much-debated fistfight with Mayer. This was, according to legend, the beginning of the end for Gilbert at MGM.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, Greta Garbo, Louis B. Mayer

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