LILLIAN GISH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/10/1985 - HFSID 166376
LILLIAN GISH. TLS: "Lillian Gish:", 1p, 5x7. No place, 1985 December 10. On pictorial "Season's Greetings" stationery to "Dear Terry Kocsett". In full: "Thank you for your lovely card of the festive Tarpley store window and a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
Sale Price $324.00
LILLIAN GISH. TLS: "Lillian Gish:", 1p, 5x7. No place, 1985 December 10. On pictorial "Season's Greetings" stationery to "Dear Terry Kocsett". In full: "Thank you for your lovely card of the festive Tarpley store window and a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Peace & Joy". In the year she signed this letter, Gish appeared in the made-for-TV movie, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 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 with fold, not at signature. Fine condition.
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