Max Reinhardt with Lillian Gish (Chicago Tribune 1928)

Chicago Tribune – Thursday, December 27, 1928 – Page 29

Max Reinhardt Here with Lillian Gish and Hollywood Bound

Max Reinhardt, German theatrical producer, whose setting of “The Miracle” was shown in Chicago three seasons ago, and Lillian Gish, American movie star, will spend a few hours in Chicago this afternoon. They are en route from New York to Hollywood, where Reinhardt will direct his first motion picture, starring Miss Gish, for United Artists.

Max Reinhardt - The Miracle
Max Reinhardt – The Miracle

Reinhardt’s debut in the movie was arranged through negotiations between him and the United Artists officials, as conducted by the producer’s American sponsor, Morris Gest. His film will be placed in production February 1 in a Hollywood studio.

Max Reinhardt mit Lillian Gish im Hotel Esplanade in Berlin 1928
Max Reinhardt mit Lillian Gish im Hotel Esplanade in Berlin 1928

Miss Gish spent six months abroad conferring with Reinhardt and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet-playwright, who wrote the play for Miss Gish. Raimund von Hofmannsthal, son of the author, is accompanying the party to the west coast. The German consul plans to entertain Reinhardt at tea during his sojourn here.

Douglas Fairbanks, Max Reinhardt and Lillian Gish at train station - 1920s
Douglas Fairbanks, Max Reinhardt and Lillian Gish at train station – 1928

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