LILLIAN GISH - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 258593
LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish". B/w, 8x10. Promotional photograph for The Cobweb. Captioned at lower margin. ©1955, by National Screen Service Corporation.
Sale Price $306.00
LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish". B/w, 8x10. Promotional photograph for The Cobweb. Captioned at lower margin. ©1955, by National Screen Service Corporation. Gish starred as Victoria Inch, the business affairs director of a posh psychiatric clinic in this 1955 film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The stellar cast also included Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, John Kerr, Susan Strasbert, Oscar Levant and Fay Wray. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five. Lillian and her sister, Dorothy (1898-1968), who often toured with Lillian, made their film debuts (along with their mother, Mary Gish) in D.W. Griffith's film, An Unseen Enemy in 1912. Over the next several years, Lillian, who is credited as being the first true actress for recognizing the crucial differences between stage and film work and delivering carefully crafted performances, would make a number of films for Griffith, including The Birth of a Nation (1915), Intolerance (1916), Way Down East (1920) and Orphans of the Storm (1922). In 1923, she went to MGM, where she made La Boheme and The Scarlet Letter (both 1926). In 1930, Gish appeared in her first sound film, One Romantic Night (1930). Lillian, who was known as "The First Lady of the Silent Screen", was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Duel in The Sun (1946) and received an honorary Oscar in 1970 for her contributions to film. Minor surface striations. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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