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This is a group dedicated to that hadsome and dashing silent creen idol John Gilbert.

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Comment by Genevieve on August 10, 2013 at 12:31pm

I don't blame John for this - Mayer sounds like such a common little man, but of course the effect on John's career was devastating.  Looking at Queen Christina you can see the impact that it had on his confidence.

Comment by Josh R.S. Lech on August 10, 2013 at 12:05pm

I heard that it started the day that He and Greta Garbo were supposed to be married but she didn't show up. He was in the bathroom with Mayer who told him to just sleep with her and John decked him.

Comment by Genevieve on August 10, 2013 at 9:29am

I read John Gilbert's biography by his daughter Letrice Fountain, and it was most interesting.  His short life was a very difficult one, and I think the way he was treated by Louis B. Mayer was  unforgiveable.

Comment by kareng on August 8, 2013 at 6:55pm

Was reading about John Gilbert's talkie movies yesterday (at Nitrateville),

http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15388

which was interesting to hear someone's opinions on those movies, when we always hear his talkie career was such a disaster.  I for one would love to see his talkie movies.

Like it said, maybe not obvious roles for him, but they sound like interesting roles that only a good actor could portray effectively.

Comment by The Giant on March 20, 2012 at 12:58am

From HIS HOUR (1924) with Aileen Pringle.

Comment by The Giant on March 20, 2012 at 12:57am

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Comment by The Giant on March 20, 2012 at 12:54am

From THE APOSTLE OF VENGEANCE (1916) Starring William S. Hart. I believe this was Jack's very first appearance in the movies. Look at all that hair!

Comment by The Giant on March 20, 2012 at 12:49am

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Comment by Charissa on April 1, 2011 at 1:26pm
The Giant -- I loved your slide show! Especially the Big Parade sequence with the music, it was just lovely. Great job!
Comment by The Giant on March 8, 2011 at 12:57am

 

THE MERRY WIDOW (1925) is being released by Warner Archive today.

 

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