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Author: John GilbertJames MasonDavid GillKevin BrownlowThames Television, ltd.All authors
Publisher: New York : HBO Video, ©1980.
Series: Thames video collection.; Hollywood.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Producers discovered that if they didn't have a star, they didn't have a hit. Creating stars became a business in itself, and soon, the Hollywood Star System was born. From it came such greats as Clara Bow, Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, who inherited the title "Great Lover" from Valentino. The ruining of John Gilbert's career vividly illustrates how producers could make or break a star.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
History
Named Person: John Gilbert; John Gilbert
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Gilbert; James Mason; David Gill; Kevin Brownlow; Thames Television, ltd.; HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1559830492 9781559830492
OCLC Number: 19891535
Notes: "0274."
"Hi-Fi."
Not rated.
"A celebration of the American silent film"--Container.
Credits: Executive producer, Mike Wooler ; writers-directors-producers, David Gill, Kevin Brownlow.
Performer(s): Narrated by James Mason.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Thames video collection.; Hollywood.
Responsibility: Thames Television.
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Producers discovered that if they didn't have a star, they didn't have a hit. Creating stars became a business in itself, and soon, the Hollywood Star System was born. From it came such greats as Clara Bow, Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, who inherited the title "Great Lover" from Valentino. The ruining of John Gilbert's career vividly illustrates how producers could make or break a star.

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