Monday, August 08, 2011

Silent Film Star Bookplates - Part Six







John Gilbert (July 10, 1897 – January 9, 1936) was an American actor and a major star of the silent film era.
Known as "the great lover," he rivaled even Rudolph Valentino as a box office draw. He was often cited as one of the high profile examples of an actor who was unsuccessful in making the transition to talkies.
John Gilbert's bookplate was designed by Leota Woy
WallaceReid designed his own bookplate

Lois Moran appeared in a couple of silent movies in the early 1920s. She is probably best known for her role, as Laurel Dallas, daughter of the title role in the 1925 film Stella Dallas. She appeared in early sound movies such as Behind That Curtain (1929), and some musical movies, such as A Song of Kentucky (1929), Words and Music (1929), and Mammy (1930). Like many actors and actresses from the silent film era, she did not make a successful transition to the talkies.
She also had a brief affair with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald while he was married to Zelda Fitzgerald. He once remarked that she was "The most beautiful girl in Hollywood". She was also an inspiration for the character of Rosemary Hoyt in Fitzgerald's novel Tender is the Night (1934)
In 1935, she married Clarence M. Young, Secretary of Commerce, and retired from Hollywood.
Moran also had a co-starring role in the short-lived TV show Waterfront (1954–1955). The show starred Preston Foster as Capt. John Herrick, and Moran as his wife May Herrick.


 That's all for today. I'll be back on Sunday at which time I hope to have the final installment.


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