LILLIAN GISH - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 75203
LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9½x7 (one surface). Still from the 1946 film, A Duel in the Sun, in which Gish starred as Laura Belle McCanles (Academy Award nominated role). ©1954 (original copyright date written over in ink), Selznick Release.
Sale Price $378.00
LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9½x7 (one surface). Still from the 1946 film, A Duel in the Sun, in which Gish starred as Laura Belle McCanles (Academy Award nominated role). ©1954 (original copyright date written over in ink), Selznick Release. Captioned at lower margin. 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. Creased at blank margins and corners, upper left blank corner torn away. Surface creases and scratches (most not evident head on). 2¼-inch tear at mid-background has been repaired with tape on front and verso. Stamped on verso, which is lightly soiled.
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