- Hardcover: 287 pages
- Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1 edition (March 1, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312182759
- ISBN-13: 978-0312182755
- Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dark Star: The Untold Story of the Meteoric Rise and Fall of Legendary Silent Screen Star John Gilbert Hardcover – March 1, 1985
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The first Clark Gable. Yes........... He was the first to me.... The lover.... He was also comical. I laughed out loud seeing his antics on screen. Imagine seeing John with Greta. I loved it.
Then I read his life story and how he was treated in his later years. This man should have been respected. His story is a tragedy. How his voice was altered in his first talkie. He sounded A-OK to me. He had a fine voice. I felt sad to read how he drank so much. MGM should've helped him instead of hurt him. L. B. Meyer was brutal. John was hurting over his ex lover Greta Garbo. L.B. Mayer should not have bothered him that day when Greta didn't show up at the wedding. They gave him no respect to the great star that he was. He made MGM millions. I felt sad to see that he died so young. Luckily he had a daughter who believed in him and held her head high and decided to defend her father by writing this book. Good for her.
.....And so begins a glowing tribute from a loving daughter to probably the most maligned and misunderstood star of the silver screen. I have read all the reviews and I agree with them all ...so there is nothing more I can add except that no collection of movie history is complete without this book.