Lillian Gish: A Life on Stage and Screen

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McFarland, 2000 - 400 من الصفحات
On March 12, 1993, Lillian Gish's memorial service was attended by a host of celebrities whose lives had been touched by her long and remarkable career. From her first film, An Unseen Enemy (1912), to her last, The Whales of August (1987), Lillian Gish personified film.
With a theatrical career spanning nearly 100 years, Gish saw motion pictures evolve from flickers to blockbusters. Almost always playing someone who needed to be rescued or protected, her trademark delicacy and vulnerability were, however, only part of her persona. She was a strong and complex woman whose painful childhood taught her frugality, love for her mother and her sister, Dorothy, and a distrust of men. In this, her most complete biography, the author, who was her friend, chronicles the hardships, heartaches, and fierce determination that shaped her from her days as a fatherless child to those as head of her family, and on to a time when she became nearly a legend. Featuring rare photographs and intimate recollections of Lillian, Dorothy, and other important figures, the biography is helpful in understanding film history as well as one of its most beautiful and important figures.
 

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Preface
1
Father Dear Father
5
The Road to Biograph and Mr Griffith
21
I
31
The Birth of a Nation
52
Triangle Time
59
Dark Crossings
71
Little Poems
77
Integrity
198
Games Favorites and Politics
206
Back on the Boards
215
The Road to Elsinore
221
Changes and Adjustments
234
Right and Wrong
239
The Road Back
252
None but the Lonely Heart
257

A Reward
86
Ice Floes
90
Storms and Partings
101
I
109
II
119
Betrayals
126
Hester
150
Other Matters
157
Unkindest Cuts
164
Miss Gish Is Miss Gish
170
Travels and Tribulations
183
Novelties
191
Tubes in a Box
267
The Comeback
277
Just Her Name
290
The Singing Empress
303
Full Circle
313
Honors and Surprises
320
Taking Stock
329
The Last Reel
341
Notes
351
Bibliography
387
Index
397
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