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John Gilbert was known as The Great Lover of the Silver Screen, although he didn't want to be typecast. The fact is, he was The Great Lover--and so much more. If you don't believe me, watch "The Big Parade." John Gilbert was versatile and humorous and could play a good guy or a bad guy equally with ease. Watch "Man, Woman and Sin" back to back with "Downstairs," and you'll see what I mean. Leatrice Gilbert Fountain's DARK STAR gives the reader a realistic portrayal of her father, who was larger than life on screen and off. As Leatrice's mother (actress Leatrice Joy) said, "He was Mercury. You'd touch him and he'd vanish." Leatrice Foutain effectivley blends the human side of her father with his magical traits. The most moving parts of the book involve her relationship with her dad, who died prematurely in his thirties after making a hundred films. He was her metaphorical prince in the tower. It's easy to give DARK STAR a five-star rating since the book was so well-written that I've read it five times.