Monday, April 12, 2010
Gilbert and Gish
John Gilbert and Lillian Gish were together for the 1926 film ‘La Bohème’ directed by King Vidor.
In order to prepare for the death scene Lillian Gish ‘allowed no liquid to touch her lips’ (to change her voice I suppose), she also visited hospitals in order to learn about the effects of tuberculosis. She didn’t think much of John Gilbert who was infatuated with her and messed up the love scenes so that he could kiss her as much as possible.
Lillian Gish died in 1993, she was almost 100 years old.