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John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Eve Golden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A biography of the man the 2011 Oscar-winning The Artist was based on, the dazzling comet of the silent screen, John Gilbert (1897-1936). MGM's hottest male sex symbol of the 1920s, her starred in ... More


Chapter Nine

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1927 and 1928, John Gilbert stars in The Show, Man Woman and Sin (with Broadway great Jeanne Eagels), Love and A Woman of Affairs (both with Garbo), The Masks of the Devil, Twelve Miles Out and ... More


Chapter Seven

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Queen Garbo

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mamoulian's first film for MGM, known for its lavish productions, was a costume drama based on the life of a 17th century Swedish queen. Queen Christina (1934) starred Greta Garbo; its subtle lesbian ... More


The Transition to Sound

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the relation between late modernist style and classical-realist Hollywood. For Lewis, the standardised naturalism of Hollywood, the way speech and gesture work in consort to ... More


Chapter Fourteen

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert's MGM contract ends in 1933, but he is unexpectedly rehired to co-star with Greta Garbo in Queen Christina. Filming is traumatic, and his fights with Louis B. Mayer increase. The film is a ... More


Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

David Luhrssen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Armenian-American director Rouben Mamoulian remains one of the most under acknowledged filmmakers from Hollywood's Golden Age. With Applause (1929), Mamoulian restored motion to the movies by ... More


Stilling the Subject: From Composite to Close-Up

Louise Hornby

in Still Modernism: Photography, Literature, Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190661229
eISBN:
9780190661250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661229.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how photography emerges as an incomplete, iterative form of portraiture against an elusive subject. It looks specifically at Marcel Proust’s definition of modernist portraiture ... More


The Artist as Antichrist: Thamar the Demon Lover1

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

in Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter provides a close reading of “Answer to a Reproof,” and Cunard’s reputation as a poet who rejected Western culture as she strove to define herself in relation to it as an outlaw. The ... More


George Cukor: A Double Life

Patrick McGilligan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

One of the highest-paid studio contract directors of his time, George Cukor was nominated five times for an Academy Award as Best Director. In publicity and mystique he was dubbed the “women’s ... More


Chapter Eight

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


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