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Film Talk: C. A. Lejeune and the Female Film Critic

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how early film criticism evolved as a distinct branch of women’s interwar ‘film talk’ through writers such as Iris Barry and Dilys Powell, taking C. A. Lejeune as a central case ... More


Chapter Ten

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/9780813141626.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The rise of talking pictures and their effect on the stars, studios and films in 1928-30. The success and failure stories of stars in these years as some careers (Clara Bow, for instance) derailed ... More


Chapter Eleven

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/9780813141626.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A background of the talkies, and his earliest experiments (Hollywood Revue, and the disastrous His Glorious Night and Redemption) in 1929 and '30. Background on early studio "revues." Early signs ... 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 Twelve

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/9780813141626.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert tentatively makes more talkies (Way for a Sailor, Gentleman's Fate, The Phantom of Paris, West of Broadway)—not all of them bad, but the reviews are scathing. His reputation and self-worth ... More


Chapter Thirteen

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/9780813141626.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert meets, woos and quickly married starlet Virginia Bruce. She co-stars with him in his best talkie, Downstairs, for which he supplied the story. Background on the pre-Code films of 1932, ... More


Chapter Fifteen

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/9780813141626.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1935, Marlene Dietrich becomes his last romance; she takes him under her wing, tries to shape him up and dry him out, and gets him a supporting character role in her upcoming film Desire, with ... More


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