One of the sights at the MGM Studio is John Gilbert’s $50,000 bungalow dressing-room. It is a beautiful white Spanish building containing seven luxuriously furnished rooms, and has a patio and garden at the side enclosed in a white wall.
Snuggling against the wall on one side is a tiny, three-roomed shack. It is a wooden building, painted white, with green trimmings. It contains a combination sitting and dressing room, a bathroom and a tiny kitchen. It is the dressing room bungalow of Buster Keaton.
Imagine the amazement of Mr. John Gilbert when he arrived at the studio one morning recently to see yards and yards of clothesline strung from a corner of Buster’s shack, across the lovely patio and attached to a corner of Jack’s mansion. And on the clothesline hung piece after piece of red flannel underwear!
Just Buster’s little joke.
Source: Buster Must Have His Little Joke, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec 29 1930, Page 17