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John GilbertThe Last of the Silent Film Stars$
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Eve Golden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813141626

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.001.0001

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Chapter Six

Chapter Six

(p.88) Chapter Six
John Gilbert

Eve Golden

University Press of Kentucky

John Gilbert has his two first big hits, the World War drama The Big Parade and Erich von Stroheim's The Merry Widow (both 1925), rocketing him to stardom. At the top of the heap, he costars with Lillian Gish in La Boheme. He buys a movie-star mansion on Tower Grove Drive, in which he will live for the rest of his life.

Keywords:   John Gilbert, silent films, silent movies, MGM, Erich von Stroheim, Mae Murray, Louis B. Mayer, Lillian Gish

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