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Lillian Gish : a life on stage and screen

Author: Stuart Oderman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether treading the boards of a stage or riding the ice floes of Way Down East, Lillian Gish proved sure-footed and confident in her performing career. And what a long career it was, stretching from her stage debut (In Convict's Shoes, 1902) to her final feature film (The Whales of August, 1987)." "This biography is the most complete chronicle of Lillian's magnificent 99 years. Featured are rare photographs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lillian Gish; Lillian Gish; Lillian Gish
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Oderman
ISBN: 0786406445 9780786406449
OCLC Number: 41488616
Description: viii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Father, Dear Father --
The Road to Biograph and Mr. Griffith --
Events Leading to The Birth: I --
Events Leading to The Birth: II --
The Birth of a Nation --
Triangle Time --
Dark Crossings --
Little Poems --
A Reward --
Ice Floes --
Storms and Partings --
In Italy: I --
In Italy: II --
Betrayals --
Mimi --
Hester --
Other Matters --
Unkindest Cuts --
Miss Gish Is Miss Gish --
Travels and Tribulations --
Novelties --
Integrity --
Games, Favorites, and Politics --
Back on the Boards --
The Road to Elsinore --
Changes and Adjustments --
Choices: Right and Wrong --
The Road Back --
None but the Lonely Heart --
Tubes in a Box --
The "Comeback" --
Just Her Name --
The "Singing" Empress --
Full Circle --
Honors and Surprises --
Taking Stock --
The Last Reel.
Responsibility: by Stuart Oderman.

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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  Read more...

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