Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life

by Charles Affron

Hardcover, 2001

Status

Available

Publication

Scribner (2001), 448 pages

Description

At the time of her death in 1993, Lillian Gish was universally recognized as a film legend. In this revealing and absorbing narrative, Charles Affron uses newly released documents to uncover a life that was cast in the shadow of self-generated myth. Filling the gaps left by Gish's selective memoirs and authorized biographies, he shows how the actress carefully shaped her public identity while keeping much of her life private. A New York Times Notable Book

Rating

½ (10 ratings; 3.7)

User reviews

LibraryThing member knahs
Well research bio of film star Lillian Gish that contained a lot of information that I had not read before. I like the interviews with those who worked with her. The author did everyone a favor by not reciting long plot summaries of the films but at times provided too much personal opinion on the
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films. I would have liked more photographs.
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Awards

Richard Wall Memorial Award (Finalist — 2002)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2001

Physical description

448 p.; 9.75 inches

ISBN

0684855143 / 9780684855141
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