With a theatrical career spanning nearly 100 years, Gish saw motion pictures evolve from flickers to blockbusters. Usually playing someone needing to be rescued or protected, her trademark delicacy and vulnerability belied a strong and complex woman whose fatherless childhood taught her frugality, love for her mother and her sister, Dorothy, and a distrust of men. The author, who was her friend, chronicles the hardships, heartaches, and fierce determination that shaped her all her days. With rare photographs and intimate recollections of Lillian, Dorothy, and many other important figures.To help Lillian flesh out this cartoon to five reels, 3 Lillian enlisted the services of Dorothy Parker, then a drama critic for Vanity ... alternating to direct current, and when we were ready to shoot the picture, we didna#39;t have enough juice for the lights. ... When the early rushes failed to conceal the breath of the cold actors, the company moved to the smaller Fisher studio in ... Hotel Commodore near New Yorka#39;s Grand Central Station.5 November was a cold month, with low temperatures andanbsp;...
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