Tenth Anniversary (Exhibitors Herald – June 27, 1925)
THE WHITE SISTER: Lillian Gish—A wonderful picture in every sense of the word. The funny part of it was that 99 9-10 of my audience was composed of Protestants. Had absolutely no cooperation from the local priest or any of his like. Don’t have hardly any opposition for a jumping off place of this size. No, let’s see, a stock company under canvas ; a Chautauqua under canvas (until a big wind hit it and blew it down) ; and a big Ku Klux meeting, with the widow of Glenn Young as the chief attraction. Even at that I claim it is a wonderful picture. The Ku Klux boys want me to run one of their pictures. I have been stalling them off, but I sureinell couldn’t get any worse cooperation on their picture than I got from the Catholics on “The White Sister.” That’s that. If any of you boys think I am Bullshevick, Catholic or Ku Klux. you have another guess coming, because I believe like Voliva, the world’s flat ; that is, flat broke. Eleven reels.—Wm. E. Tragsdorf, Trags theatre. Neillsville, Wis.-—Small town patronage.
THE WHITE SISTER: Lillian Gish—A very, very good picture that people were waiting in line to see. Got a nice boost for it from the local Catholic priest. A nice business and pleased all classes. Too bad Mr. Tragsdorf had such a hard time. From the sound of his report, I would suggest he might try cooperating with the church some time. I’ve found them very fair-minded always and willing to meet you half way. Eleven reels.—Leo M. Fay, Gem theatre, Socorro. M.—Small town patronage.
10 More Facts (Exhibitors Herald – June 27, 1925)
Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s “Quality 52”
Among the big star names in The Quality 52 are: LILLIAN GISH, LON CHANEY, MARION DAVIES, JOHN GILBERT, BUSTER KEATON, RAMON NOVARRO, MAE MURRAY, NORMA SHEARER, JACKIE COOGAN, ELEANOR BOARDMAN, AILEEN PRINGLE, PAULINE STARKE, CONWAY TEARLE. CLAIRE WINDSOR, CONRAD NAGEL, MAE BUSCH, LEW CODY, and many others.
Romola (2nd Place – MGM The Talk of The Industry)
Lillian Gish, the star. With Dorothy Gish. Also Ronald Colman, William H. Powell. Henry King, Director. The successor to “The White Sister.”
Lillian Gish (MGM The Talk of The Industry)
1st place on – The Fireworks for 1925 – 1926 (MGM)
Two Big Productions This greatest star has just signed a long-term contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Miss Gish will appear in two great pictures.
Vidor to Make “La Boheme” (The Film Mart) Exhibitors Herald – June 27, 1925 King Vidor has been chosen to make “La Boheme,” Lillian Gish’s first for Metro-Goldwyn. Release has been set for November 15.
A Big Star Name Exhibitors Herald – Aug 22, 1925
ONE after another in August you get from Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer these big stars: LON CHANEY, NORMA SHEARER, LILLIAN GISH. Week after week these popular star names in front of your theatre mean bigger crowds and bigger profits. And this is the kind of service that you can depend on throughout 1925-26. With these money-winning August releases Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starts out on what is unquestionably the most marvelous line-up ever delivered to exhibitors.