Lillian Gish silent film

Lillian Gish silent film

Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993[1]) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema".

Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993[1]) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema".

Lillian Gish, 1920's.  Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987.

Lillian Gish, 1920's. Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987.

Lillian Gish born Oct. 14, 1893 Springfield Ohio, USA. Near my Foreman ancestors.

Lillian Gish born Oct. 14, 1893 Springfield Ohio, USA. Near my Foreman ancestors.

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning - Lillian Gish

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning - Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish - when i was younger I wanted to look just like her.  (still do, actually)

Lillian Gish - when i was younger I wanted to look just like her. (still do, actually)

Lillian Gish ~ Silent movie actress. She had a sort of fragile beauty about her. Innocence personified.

Lillian Gish ~ Silent movie actress. She had a sort of fragile beauty about her. Innocence personified.

Whereas scene stills taken on the set generally differ from portraits, sometimes a photo can work as both, such as this striking example. The well- known photographer, James Abbe, was hired to take both types of photos on Way Down Eastand this one may well have been by him, while actress Lillian Gish was sensitive to the value of quality photographs and was a willing subject. Most remarkable here is the almost tactile quality, capturing the textures of her beautiful white wedding dress

Whereas scene stills taken on the set generally differ from portraits, sometimes a photo can work as both, such as this striking example. The well- known photographer, James Abbe, was hired to take both types of photos on Way Down Eastand this one may well have been by him, while actress Lillian Gish was sensitive to the value of quality photographs and was a willing subject. Most remarkable here is the almost tactile quality, capturing the textures of her beautiful white wedding dress

liquidnight: Lillian Gish Photographer unknown [via Chateau Thombeau]

liquidnight: Lillian Gish Photographer unknown [via Chateau Thombeau]

Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

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