Recommended Reading

"Dark Star: The Untold Story of the Meteoric Rise and Fall of the Legendary John Gilbert"

by Leatrice Gilbert Fountain (St. Martin's Press, 1985, 287 pages.)

This biography is somewhat different in that it was written by the subject's daughter. However, Fountain gives a candid and objective account of her father's life - his shortcomings as well as his successes. Although few, her personal reminisces about her father are charming, and, of course, her mother, Leatrice Joy, knew Gilbert better than anyone. She is quoted extensively throughout the book, too. Written well - holds the reader's interest.

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