Thursday, May 6, 2010

Silent Gossip

There is an interesting/entertaining website called "Who's Dated Who?" (Their spelling error, not mine) Anyways, it has different celebrities listed and it lists who they have been romantically linked to...whether it was marriage, a relationship, or just a casual encounter. It may not be 100% accurate, but some of the pairings on here are quite interesting, so I just wanted to share some of the ones that I saw for the silent ladies and gentlemen I have talked about on my blog so far. I just wanted to look at the ones they had had relationships with...not marriages.

John Gilbert and Greta Garbo

John Gilbert ~ Anna May Wong, Carole Lombard, Laurette Taylor, Renee Adoree, Barbara La Marr, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Lupe Velez (whew!) The only one I have heard of out of this roster of women is Lupe, the others are just speculation. I know Norma and Renee were in movies with him, but that doesn't mean they were involved, so who knows.

Louise Brooks and William Powell

Louise Brooks ~ Buster Keaton, Humphrey Bogart, and W.C. Fields. Ummm...I am pretty sure Buster and her never happened, I would have read about it by now. And W.C. Fields?! Really?!

Rudolph Valentino and Pola Negri
Pola Negri ~ Billy Haines, Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, and Howard Hughes. Well, first off...Billy Haines was gay, so not so much.

Clara Bow and Rex Bell

Clara Bow ~ You can really tell how accurate the info is on the site going by Clara's profile. According to the site, she was married to Howard Hughes in 1927.

Jack Dougherty and Barbara La Marr

Barbara La Marr~ Charlie Chaplin and Howard Hughes. Apparently she had a relationship with Hughes about 20 years after she died...interesting...

Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino

Alla Nazimova ~ Mildred fact, Alla may have been involved with Mildred while she was still married to Charlie Chaplin.

Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino ~ Gloria Swanson and Nita Naldi. I am gonna say no to both...they were just co-stars.


  1. Very interesting...they seem to want to say Howard Hughes dated everyone! He actually did have a torrid romance with Marie Prevost and broke her heart :-(

  2. I noticed that too! He dated everyone!! I did like the Barbara La Marr connection, considering she had been dead for 20+ years...

    He was a looker, I will say that. A little weird, well, a lot weird...

  3. lots of evidence points to Pola , Rudy, and Alla being gay.

  4. Found this online and wanted to share with the silent film group. Maybe you've heard about this clip? It's a 3 to 4 second clip from Charlie Chaplin’s film premiere of 'The Circus' at Manns Chinese Theater in 1928. The cool thing is that there appears to be a woman talking on a cell phone. The guy who found the footage theorizes that the woman is a time traveler, haha. I don't buy that but it is a welcome distraction to entertain one's imagination for awhile. Hope you guys like it.

    I figured this was the best place to post this....

  5. It's so funny Mr. Lake because that clip seems to be popping up everywhere now! A friend of mine posted it on Facebook and about 5 minutes later, you did! Thank you! :)

    I love how the first conclusion everyone comes to is that it is a time traveler lol I wonder how many cellphone towers were around in the 20s and oh! Time travel (sadly) does not exist.

    I am glad that it has come to light though because it has sparked some more interest in silent film :) Thanks again Mr. Lake!