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.


A Lady's Life said...

I watch old movies and they are still so lovely and pleasant.
The old actors are still the best in my view. More realistic subjects and situations. Today they show this tiny skinny woman being able to take on a big man with her fists of steel.
In real life her bones would break lol But today that's entertainment lol

Peter (Worldman): said...

I also like old movies. Specially the French ones with Louis Jouvet. And also "Salaire de la peur" with Yves Montand.

alan said...

I've watched Gish back to her Biograph days; one of the best and most underated ever...


Anji said...

A Lady's Life: I love the old musicals - give me Fred Astair any day!

Peter: Salaire de Peur was on French TV again recently. Yves Montand seemed almost a boy.

Alan: There are treasures to be found. Thanks to the internet I spend hours looking people up, finding pictures and so on.