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Louis B. Mayer: King of Hollywood and King of the Turf

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Born into a lower-class Jewish Orthodox family in Imperial Russia, Louis B. Mayer rose to become the most powerful man in Hollywood.At the same time, he built one of the most successful racing ... More


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 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


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


Chapter Six

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/9780813141626.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Gilbert has his two first big hits, the World War drama The Big Parade and Erich von Stroheim's The Merry Widow (both 1925), rocketing him to stardom. At the top of the heap, he costars with ... 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 Magician of the Riviera

Ruth Barton

in Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147093
eISBN:
9780813151496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter further develops the account of Ingram’s lifestyle in Nice and the celebrities who visited him at the Victorine studios. It describes the making of the horror movie The Magician (1926) ... More


Metro-Goldwyn-Schary

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the administrative changes at M-G-M and subsequent effects on the Metro product (post-WWII) are discussed. Louis B. Mayer’s truncated role as studio head is explored, as is the ... More


The Lion's Roar, the Baby's Cry 1927

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter further explains Mae Murray’s break with M-G-M and how she ignored Louis B. Mayer’s demands that she return to Hollywood from France or face blackballing from the industry. The chapter ... 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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