Ramon Novarro: A Biography of the Silent Film Idol, 1899-1968; With a Filmography

Ramon Novarro: A Biography of the Silent Film Idol, 1899-1968; With a Filmography

by Allan R. Ellenberger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786446766
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/17/2009
Series: Performing Arts/Film/Silent
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Allan R. Ellenberger is the author of numerous books about the cinema. He has written for such publications as Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age. He lives in Hollywood, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Kevin Brownlow 1

Prologue 3



1. Childhood and the Revolution (1899–1915) 5

2. Remember My Name, Mr. DeMille (1915–1920) 11

3. Stardom (1920–1922) 18

4. Rex Ingram (1922–1923) 26

5. Mayer and Thalberg (1923–1924) 33

6. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1924) 39

7. Ben-Hur (1924) 45

8. Rebellion in Italy (1924–1925) 51

9. The Chariot Race (1925) 58

10. Novarro's Teatro Intimo (1925) 65

11. The Student Prince (1926–1927) 72

12. Talking Pictures (1927–1928) 80

13. Hurrell (1928) 86

14. Pagan Love Song (1928–1929) 93

15. The Director’s Chair (1930) 100

16. Secret Life (1931) 107

17. Garbo (1931–1932) 113

18. European Concert Tour (1932–1933) 120

19. Nothing to Laugh At (1933–1934) 127

20. Farewell, MGM (1934–1936) 133

21. The Republic Years (1937–1941) 140

22. The Loss of Stardom (1941–1944) 147

23. Comeback (1944–1951) 155

24. Ramon Novarro Film Club (1952–1959) 161

25. Broadway (1960–1965) 166

26. Final Years (1966–1968) 173

27. Murder (1968–1969) 179

28. The Trial (1969) 186



Epilogue 195

Filmography 199

Notes 225

Bibliography 249

Index 253

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