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Lillian Gish – photos and quotes

Lillian Gish

“I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomime, but something wonderfully expressive.”Lillian Gish

 

Lillian Gish

“We were from Ohio. Ladies had their name in print when they were born, when they got married and when they died – but never for anything else.”Lillian Gish

Source: Mike Hughes (1988)

 

"If you play a bad person, 75 percent of your work is done before you begin. But to make a virginal, almost child interesting for two hours...Five minutes, yes. She's nice to look at. After that, you had to work hard. I always called those parts 'ga-ga babies.' They were so hard to play." -- Lillian Gish (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“If you play a bad person, 75 percent of your work is done before you begin. But to make a virginal, almost child interesting for two hours…Five minutes, yes. She’s nice to look at. After that, you had to work hard. I always called those parts ‘ga-ga babies.’ They were so hard to play.”Lillian Gish

 

"The faces and the eyes are better than the words." -- Lillian Gish (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The faces and the eyes are better than the words.”Lillian Gish

Source: Arthur Unger (1981)

 

Lillian Gish

“Sometimes I wish I were really homely just so that my acting would have to count instead of my hair and eyes.”Lillian Gish

Photo: Bain News Service

 

Lillian Gish

“I created heroines that were the essence of virginity, purity and goodness, with nobility of mind, heart, soul and body.”Lillian Gish

Source: 1987

 

A Lillian Gish caricature from 1916. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lillian Gish on the cover of Motion Picture Magazine, Sept. 1916. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

 

Dorothy Gish Lillian Gish D.W. GriffithGriffith was a man of warmth and good spirits. But there was an air about him that forbade intimacy. In all the years I worked with him, I never called him anything but Mr. Griffith, and he called me Miss Gish until about 1939, when we went on a first-name basis.”Lillian Gish

Source: 1987

Dorothy Gish, Lillian and D.W. Griffith in 1922.

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