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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 Eight

Chapter Eight

(p.129) Chapter Eight
John Gilbert

Eve Golden

University Press of Kentucky

With the death of Rudolph Valentino in 1926, John Gilbert is the biggest male sex symbol in films. Despite fights at MGM, he is still at the top of their roster-this chapter takes a look at other male stars of the period, Douglas Fairbanks, Ronald Colman, William Haines, John Barrymore, and quotes interviews with Gilbert aboit his feelings on stardom and acting.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, Greta Garbo, Louis B. Mayer, Douglas Fairbanks, Ronald Colman, William Haines, John Barrymore

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