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Lillian Gish : her legend, her life

Author: Charles Affron
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following her renowned performances in such classic silent films as Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916), Gish was famous worldwide until her death in 1993, just before her 100th birthday. Affron has uncovered much new information about Gish's personal and professional life, based on extensive research, including confidential correspondences. He provides many new details, such as Gish's possible romance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lillian Gish; Lillian Gish
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Affron
ISBN: 0520234340 9780520234345
OCLC Number: 298522907
Notes: "First paperback printing 2002"--Title page verso.
Originally published: New York : C. Scribner, 2001.
Description: 445 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Charles Affron.

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At the time of her death in 1993, Lillian Gish was universally recognized as a film legend. This title uncovers a life that was cast in the shadow of self-generated myth. It shows how the actress  Read more...

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