Big Parade, The (1925)

Renée  Adorée and John Gilbert in THE BIG PARAGE (1925)

Renée Adorée, John Gilbert 

Karl Dane in THE BIG PARADE (1925)

Karl Dane, left

Rene Adoreé and John Gilbert in THE BIG PARADE (1925)

Caption: Renee Adoree and John Gilbert in a scene from "The Big Parade" directed by King Vidor for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Tom O'Brien, John Gilbert and Karl Dane in The Big Parade (1925) postcard

Tom O'Brien, John Gilbert and Karl Dane in "THE BiG PARADE"
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
postcard

Grauman's Egyptian program for THE BIG PARADE (1925)

Grauman's Egyptian Hollywood
Twice Daily 2:15   8:15
King Vidor's production of
THE BIG PARADE
starring John Gilbert with Renee Adoree
Presented by Metro Goldwyn Mayer
and
Sid Grauman's "1918" Revue
100 -- People on the Stage -- 100

(Paralta Studios Ad on the back page)

Grauman's Egyptian program for THE BIG PARADE (1925)

Prologue to the BIG PARADE

A Sid Grauman Presentation

"MEMORIES OF 1918"

SCENE 1 -- "Somewhere in France"
Doughboys at rest near the front
Red Cross Nurses and the reliable entertainers who brought so much joy to the soldiers

SCENE 2 -- "Palace of Arches"
Time - Armistice Day 1918

a. Dance Americaine

b. Evolutions of American Patriotism

Spirit of '76
Washington Crossing the Delaware
Grant and Lee at Appomattox
Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill

c.  Visions of Makers of History

Woodrow Wilson
Gen. J. J. Pershing
Field Marshals French and Haig
Generalissimo Diaz
Marshals Foch and Joffre
King Albert of Belgium
General Von Hindenburg

d.  Presenting the Colors of the Allies

e.  Pageant of the Allies

Italy, Belgium, France, England, America

f.  Dance Militaire

g.  The Unknown Soldier

Dance Militaire staged by Fanchon, costumes by D'Arcy

Allied Pageant costumes by Erte of Paris; executed by Madame Van Horne; costume painting executed by Bennett Nathan.

Entire production concieved and staged by Sid Grauman.  Ralph P. Borst, assistant to Mr. Grauman.

Organist -- R. E. Becker

Because of the length of the prologue it is impossible to give due credit to all nations who participated in the World War.

JOHN GILBERT in

KING VIDOR'S PRODUCTION

THE BIG PARADE

by LAURENCE STALLINGS

with RENEE ADOREE

A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Picture

Directed by KING VIDOR

CAST

Jim Apperson

John Gilbert

Melisande

Renee Adoree

Slim

Karl Dane

Bull

Tom O'Brien

French Mother

Rosita marstini

Mrs. Apperson

Claire McDowell

Mr. Apperson

Hobart Bosworth

Justyn Devereaux

Claire Adams

Conrad Apperson

Robert Ober

Musical Score by Carli Elinor

Manager for Mr. Grauman

Sam Meyers

This program came from a scrapbook and has two ticket stubs attached from the Saturday, November 7, 1925 screening.  The seats were row 16 Left, seats 27 and 29.


with John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, and Karl Dane. Directed by King Vidor. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

More Information on this film...

                       

Books

King Vidor, American, by Raymond Durgnat, pp. 61-72

A Tree is a Tree, by King Vidor, chapter 11.

The War, The West, and the Wilderness, by Kevin Brownlow, pp. 184-194


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