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|Named Person:||Lillian Gish; John Gielgud; Irene Worth; Noel Coward; Brooke Astor; D W Griffith|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alan J Pally; Robert Marx; Brooke Astor; Irene Worth; Penny Ward; Betty L Corwin; Actors' Equity Foundation.; New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Collection. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
|Notes:||Lillian Gish remembered consisted of a series of free public programs celebrating the donation of the personal archive of Lillian Gish to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Collection, presented in the Bruno Walter Auditorium periodically between March and June of 1997. Series producer, Alan J. Pally.
Inaugural program of series.
Copy of program available.
|Event notes:||Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, N.Y., March 6, 1997.|
|Description:||2 videocassettes (71 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)|
|Series Title:||Lillian Gish remembered|
|Responsibility:||[Video director] Penny Ward ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.|
Main speaker Irene Worth reads a reminiscence of Lillian Gish written for the occasion by John Gielgud, then contributes her own memories of Ms. Gish, citing their discussions of the problems and goals of acting. Ms. Worth reads from Ms. Gish's writings on the cinema, including passages describing D.W. Griffith's rehearsal process for their film Way down east, and bemoaning the "intrusion" of sound which ended silent movies. Ms. Worth quotes from letters to Ms. Gish from Noel Coward, and more extensively from letters of John Gielgud, who discusses mutual friends and his recent projects.
- Gish, Lillian, -- 1893-1993 -- Correspondence.
- Gielgud, John, -- 1904-2000 -- Correspondence.
- Worth, Irene -- Friends and associates.
- Coward, Noel, -- 1899-1973 -- Friends and associates.
- Astor, Brooke.
- Griffith, D. W. -- (David Wark), -- 1875-1948.
- Way down east (Motion picture)
- Silent films -- United States.
- Theater -- United States.