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reblog: Lillian Gish Has A Few Words About Early Hollywood – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 24, 2017

From Gordon Skene’s excellent site Past Daily, a fascinating 1969 half-hour radio interview with the one and only Lillian Gish. ====================== Lillian Gish – Despite her modesty, a star of the highest magnitude during the Silent Era of Film. Lillian Gish, a name synonymous with the ear read more

Dupla dinâmica: Lillian Gish e D.W. Griffith

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Jan 23, 2016

Dupla dinâmica: Lillian Gish e D.W. Griffith Alexander Graham Bell foi o pai da telefonia. Santos Dumont (e não os irmãos Wright!!!) foi o pai da aviação. Quem teria sido, então, o pai do cinema? Georges Méliès? O esquecido William Friese-Greene? Teria o cinema dois pais, os irmãos read more

Lillian Gish in The Night of the Hunter

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 14, 2015

Today, I'm looking at the character of Rachel Cooper played by the great actress Lillian Gish in The Night of the Hunter (1955). In this vintage poster, Gish is holding the shotgun with Gloria Castilo holding the candle and Robert Mitchum in the background. This article is part of the Anti-Damsel read more

Classic Film Art from the Cafe's Collection: Lillian Gish

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 1, 2015

While going through some old files recently, I found a still of Lillian Gish. I used it as the basis for the digitally-created sketch below. read more

The Silent Life in 1926: Critiquing the Stars (Lillian Gish is too wiggly! Ricardo Cortez needs a kiss on the mouth!)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Nov 26, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on November 26, 2014 in Article, Blog, Silent Life Oh, Miss Bridget Hicks of Topeka, Kansas. If only the internet had been around in 1926, what fun you would have had. However, since the internet was not yet a gleam in a nerdy eye, Miss Hicks had to content herself with writing in read more

Birthday of the Week: Lillian Gish

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Oct 14, 2014

Born Lillian Diana de Guiche (Gish) October 14, 1893 to February 27, 1993 Autobiography A great read. Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and MeBy Lillian Gish, Prentice Hall, 1969 "I've never been in style, so I can't go out of read more

The Day I Insulted Lillian Gish

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Sep 13, 2013

Back in the mid-1980s, one of our local museums featured a showing of "Broken Blossoms," and Lillian Gish was in attendance. After the film, she talked about her performance and answered questions from the audience. My girlfriend and I were so excited about the event that we arrived early and had g read more

Tragic Love in the Latin Quarter: Lillian Gish and La Bohème

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Sep 9, 2013

Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 Italian opera La bohème has seen many forms in the century since its first performance in Turin. The story–itself borrowed from Henri Murger’s 1851 collection Scènes de la vie de bohème–has been retold in many forms, with and without the music. It’ read more

Lillian Gish, the fragile flower battered by the cruel winds of fate. Sigh. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Sep 8, 2013

See poor Lillian Gish, a damsel in distress once again! What can she possibly do when Elmer Booth (one of the screen’s first charming gangsters) tries to make her his chicken? Why, she must faint, of course! (I hope you can see the GIF. Lillian smacks Elmer and shoves him back. Good girl!) O read more

Gish Sisters Blogathon: Lillian Gish in Sweet Liberty

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Sep 8, 2013

A note from Lindsey: Welcome to Day 2 of the Gish Sisters Blogathon! Today I’m posting a Lillian review, and tomorrow will be dedicated to Dorothy, but I’ll also be keeping up with the master list of everyone’s contributions as the celebration continues. To see what all of our wond read more

Silent Movie Time Capsule: How to dress like Lillian Gish this Summer

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Jun 11, 2013

Summer is a-coming and it is time to think about fashion! This 1925 Photoplay article explains how to dress like a star on an extras income. The featured dress is modeled by Lillian Gish. It looks like it has cutouts but those are actually dots that come in numerous colors. The knock-off frock was read more

Silent Movie Bookshelf: Lillian Gish, Her Legend Her Life by Charles Affron

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 9, 2013

Lillian Gish was one of the staunchest defenders of silent films in general and D.W. Griffith in particular. Her interviews and recollections are woven into almost every book and documentary that covers the early American motion picture industry. However, she was a fiercely private person who caref read more

Silent Movie Star Mini Biography: Lillian Gish

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 28, 2013

One of the most prominent and influential defenders of silent film… Lillian Gish (1893-1993) Country of birth: USA The basics: Deserted by their father at a young age, Lillian Gish and her sister Dorothy were supported by their mother’s acting. The girls soon joined their mother’s read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lillian Gish.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 28, 2012

Personal Quote: I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomine, but something wonderfully expressive. read more

Go Lillian Gish, It’s Your Birthday!

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 14, 2012

Lillian Gish, the incomparable Lillian Gish, was born on October 14, 1893. Seem like just yesterday, doesn’t it? Celebrate with some of my other posts about Miss Gish, a clip from one of my favorite movies, Broken Blossoms, and some lovely photos of the lovely Lillian. PCF on Lillian Gish The read more

Lillian Gish – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Oct 14, 2012

  “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t acting, so I can’t imagine what I would do if I stopped now.” ~ Lillian Gish     “I think the things that are necessary in my profession are these: Taste, Talent and Tenacity. I think I have had a little of read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Lillian Gish

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Oct 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend Lillian Gish, born October 14 in 1893! Lillian Gish has a particularly important role, not only is the realm of Classic Hollywood Cinema, but in the world of Hollywood Cinema as a whole. And why is she so important you ask? Well, it’s simple, really. Lillian read more

2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 15: Lillian Gish

ScribeHard on Film Posted by ScribeHard on Aug 15, 2012

Can it REALLY be half-way over?!  I’m afraid so … but that still means more than two weeks of classic films, classic stars, and classic bloggers!  Today, Day 15, brings us Lillian Gish. Paula with The Daily Maine looks at Gish in Broken Blossoms. Margaret Perry of The Great KH offers read more

Day 15: Lillian Gish

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Posted by Jill Blake on Aug 15, 2012

We are almost halfway through the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Whew! Today TCM goes silent for the great Lillian Gish.  Here are the awesome contributions for today: read more

Happy Birthday: Lillian Gish!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Oct 14, 2010

Lillian Gish, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in one of my favorite movies, Duel in the Sun(1946). Please click here to read Duel In Sun-(1946) Movie review. Another Lillian Gish favorite film and my Halloween movie pick, The Night of the Hunter(1955). Thriller di read more