By Eve Golden
Fascinating and classically good-looking, John Gilbert (1897–1936) used to be one of the world's so much recognizable actors through the silent period. He was once a wild, swashbuckling determine on display and rancid, and debts of his existence have desirous about his high-profile romances with Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, his mythical conflicts with Louis B. Mayer, his 4 tumultuous marriages, and his rapid decline after the advent of talkies. A dramatic and engaging character, Gilbert served as one of many fundamental inspirations for the nature of George Valentin within the Academy Award–winning motion picture The Artist (2011). Many myths have built round the larger-than-life megastar within the 80 years considering his premature loss of life, yet this definitive biography units the checklist straight.
Eve Golden separates truth from fiction in John Gilbert: The final of the Silent movie Stars, tracing the actor's existence from his formative years spent touring along with his mom in performing troupes to the height of status at MGM, the place he starred contrary Mae Murray, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and different actresses in well known motion pictures similar to The Merry Widow (1925), the large Parade (1925), Flesh and the Devil (1926), and Love (1927). Golden debunks essentially the most pernicious rumors in regards to the actor, together with the oft-repeated delusion that he had a high-pitched, squeaky voice that ruined his profession. Meticulous, finished, and generously illustrated, this e-book presents a behind-the-scenes examine one of many silent era's maximum stars and the glamorous but brutal global during which he lived.
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