LILLIAN GISH - DOCUMENT SIGNED 04/06/1984 - HFSID 253164
LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish signs a personal release for the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Photocopied Document Signed: "Lillian Gish:" in ink, 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1984 April 6. Personal Release for the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
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Lillian Gish signs a personal release for the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
Photocopied Document Signed: "Lillian Gish:" in ink, 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1984 April 6. Personal Release for the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Gish agrees to "appear without payment as a guest on the ABC program, 'The Love Report'." Pencil notes (unknown hand) at lower margin: "A.M. L.A." In the year she signed this document, Gish appeared in the feature film, Hambone and Hillie, in which she starred as Hillie Radcliffe (Hambone was her dog). 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. Lightly creased. Usual black marks from photocopying. Fine condition.
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