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Silents are Golden: The Iconic Careers of Lillian and Dorothy Gish

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jan 23, 2020

Silents are Golden: The Iconic Careers of Lillian and Dorothy Gish “I remember one day in the early summer going through the gloomy old hall of the Biograph Studio when suddenly all gloom seemed to disappear. This change in atmosphere was caused by the presence of two young girls sitting side by read more

A Film Dedicated to Lillian and Dorothy Gish : La Nuit Américaine (François Truffaut, 1973)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jul 29, 2018

La Nuit américaine (Day for Night) is one of those films I watched during the first years of my cinematic exploration. I remember liking back then but when I saw it for the second time years after, at the Outremont Theatre in Montreal, my reaction to it was completely different. I the right way. I read more

The Silent Life: Make yourself a WWI era Dorothy Gish Tam o’ Shanter

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on May 17, 2014

Dorothy Gish in Hearts of the World I don’t think anyone will argue with the suggestion that Dorothy Gish pretty much walked away with Hearts of the World. Her Little Disturber was a sassy little number who wore a signature Tam o’ Shanter. The tam was a popular headgear choice for fashi read more

Gish the Lesser, Happy Birthday! Dorothy Gish, Born March 11; 1898-1968 (2)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 11, 2014

Popular two-reel actress Dorothy Gish never achieved the status of her older sister Lillian Gish, but, they did a few films together, most notably, Hearts of the World, 1918 and Orphans of the Storm (almost nary, have the heart-strings been pulled at, any better), 1921, also Lillian directed (her read more

Gish the Lesser, Happy Birthday! Dorothy Gish, Born March 11; 1898-1968

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 11, 2014

Popular two-reel actress Dorothy Gish never achieved the status of her older sister Lillian Gish, but, they did a few films together, most notably, Hearts of the World, 1918 and Orphans of the Storm (almost nary, have the heart-strings been pulled at, any better), 1921, also Lillian directed (her read more

Gish the Lesser, Happy Birthday! Dorothy Gish, Born March 11; 1898-1968

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 11, 2014

Popular two-reel actress Dorothy Gish never achieved the status of her older sister Lillian Gish, but, they did a few films together, most notably, Hearts of the World, 1918 and Orphans of the Storm (almost nary, have the heart-strings been pulled at, any better), 1921, also Lillian directed (her read more

Gish Sisters Blogathon: Dorothy Gish in The Cardinal

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Sep 9, 2013

Fifty-one years after her debut film An Unseen Enemy was released, Dorothy Gish starred in her final film: Otto Preminger’s The Cardinal (1963). The film follows Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon), a man who decided at a young age – with some prodding by his parents — that it was his des read more

Dorothy Gish

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Mar 10, 2011

  Dorothy Gish was born on March 11, 1898 in Massillon, Ohio. She is the younger sister of Lillian Gish. Dorothy Gish’s mother, Mary Gish, went into acting to support the family when the sister’s father left them when they were very young. When they were old enough they joined their moth read more

Silent Film Star: Dorothy Gish.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 6, 2011

In Hearts of the World (1918), was Dorothy's first comedy role. Director Clifton, directed seven comedies with Dorothy that were so successful that they helped to pay for Griffith’s expensive epics. Dorothy, specialised in pantomime and light comedy, while her sister performed in tragic rol read more

DOROTHY GISH

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jan 3, 2010

Childhood friend, actress Mary Pickford, introduced the two Gish sisters to director D.W. Griffith. Their first movie was An Unseen Enemy. Dorothy would go on to star in over 100 films and features over the years. She would perform in Judith of Bethulia (1914). She and her sister Lillian made a n read more

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