Lillian Gish Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LILLIAN GISH
Born: October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio
Died: February 27, 1993 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
LILLIAN GISH (1896-1993), the older of the Gish sisters, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five. 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, she appeared in her first sound film, One Romantic Night (1930). She 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.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1926-La-boheme (Performer), 1955-Kraft-Theatre (Performer), 1984-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Lillian-Gish (in person), 1974-The-1974-Annual-Entertainment-Hall-of-Fame-Awards (in person), 1995-Citizen-Langlois (Other), 1978-Hollywood-Greats (in person), 1995-The-First-100-Years:-A-Celebration-of-American-Movies (Other), 1962-The-Great-Chase (Other), 1995-Moving-Pictures (in person), 1985-All-Star-Party-for-'Dutch'-Reagan (in person), 1978-Hollywood's-Diamond-Jubilee (in person), 1988-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Jack-Lemmon (Other), 1981-Walt-Disney's-Wonderful-World-of-Color (Other), 1998-Classified-X (Other), 1954-Campbell-Summer-Soundstage (Performer), 1947-Flicker-Flashbacks-No.-2,-Series-5 (Other), 1983-Hambone-and-Hillie (Performer), 1981-The-Love-Boat (Performer), 1978-A-Wedding (Performer), 1976-Twin-Detectives (Performer), 1967-The-Comedians (Performer), 1966-Follow-Me,-Boys! (Performer), 1963-Breaking-Point (Performer), 1951-Celanese-Theatre (Performer), 1946-Miss-Susie-Slagle's (Performer), 1933-His-Double-Life (Performer), 1930-One-Romantic-Night (Performer), 1928-The-Wind (Performer), 1927-The-Enemy (Performer), 1923-The-White-Sister (Performer), 1918-The-Greatest-Thing-in-Life (Performer), 1916-Pathways-of-Life (Performer), 1915-The-Lily-and-the-Rose (Performer), 1915-Captain-Macklin (Performer), 1914-The-Sisters (Performer), 1914-The-Tear-That-Burned (Performer), 1913-A-Woman-in-the-Ultimate (Performer), 1913-The-House-of-Darkness (Performer), 1913-The-Lady-and-the-Mouse (Performer), 1913-A-Misunderstood-Boy (Performer), 1912-The-Burglar's-Dilemma (Performer), 1912-My-Baby (Performer), 1912-Gold-and-Glitter (Performer), 1912-The-Musketeers-of-Pig-Alley (Performer), 1918-The-Greatest-Thing-in-Life (Writer), 1918-The-Greatest-Thing-in-Life (Producer), 1980-Over-Easy (in person), 1978-The-Carol-Burnett-Show (in person), 1967-The-Comedians-in-Africa (in person), 1957-The-11th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1955-1955-Motion-Picture-Theatre-Celebration (in person), 1918-Lillian-Gish-in-a-Liberty-Loan-Appeal (in person), 1967-Lionpower-from-MGM (Other), 1955-Film-Fun (Other), 1973-Day-for-Night (in person), 2002-Hometown-Legend (Sound), 1923-Screen-Snapshots,-Series-3,-No.-17 (in person), 2012-Arena (Other), 1998-Star-Power:-The-Creation-of-United-Artists (Other), 1939-The-Movies-March-On (Other), 1961-The-Legend-of-Rudolph-Valentino (Other), 1931-The-Movie-Album (Other), 1974-Film-2014 (in person), 1966-The-Great-Director (Other), 1952-Schlitz-Playhouse (Performer), 1983-Hobson's-Choice (Performer), 1978-Sparrow (Performer), 1963-Mr.-Novak (Performer), 1958-Orders-to-Kill (Performer), 1956-Ford-Star-Jubilee (Performer), 1955-The-Cobweb (Performer), 1953-Christmas-Festival-Hour-of-Music (Performer), 1953-The-Trip-to-Bountiful (Performer), 1943-Top-Man (Performer), 1927-Annie-Laurie (Performer), 1920-Way-Down-East (Performer), 1918-Hearts-of-the-World (Performer), 1917-Souls-Triumphant (Performer), 1916-The-House-Built-Upon-Sand (Performer), 1916-Sold-for-Marriage (Performer), 1914-The-Rebellion-of-Kitty-Belle (Performer), 1914/I-The-Quicksands (Performer), 1914-The-Battle-of-the-Sexes (Performer), 1914-The-Green-Eyed-Devil (Performer), 1914-A-Duel-for-Love (Performer), 1913-So-Runs-the-Way (Performer), 1913-The-Unwelcome-Guest (Performer), 1913-Oil-and-Water (Performer), 1912-Brutality (Performer), 1912-Two-Daughters-of-Eve (Performer), 1982-Night-of-100-Stars (in person), 1981-A-Gift-of-Music (in person), 1975-D.W.-Griffith (in person), 1975-Black-Shadows-on-the-Silver-Screen (in person), 1971-The-43rd-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1963-Mrs.-Winchester's-House (in person), 1962-Howard-K.-Smith (in person), 1951-Wonderful-Town,-U.S.A. (in person), 1921-Screen-Snapshots,-Series-1,-No.-20 (in person), 1982-CBS-Early-Morning-News (in person), 1955-1961-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 2011-Night-Hunter (Other), 1963-Hallelujah-the-Hills (Other), 1961-Hollywood:-The-Golden-Years (Other), 1957-1961-Project-XX (Other), 1915-His-Lesson (Performer), 1951-The-Philco-Goodyear-Television-Playhouse (in person), 2007-Never-Apologize (Other), 2008-Blue-Skies-Beyond-the-Looking-Glass (Other), 2008-Mary-Pickford:-The-Muse-of-the-Movies (Other), 1975-The-Moving-Picture-Boys-in-the-Great-War (Other), 2007-Bienvenue-a-Cannes (Other), 1939-Screen-Snapshots-Series-18,-No.-12 (Other), 1986-Sweet-Liberty (Performer), 1981-Thin-Ice (Performer), 1969-Arsenic-and-Old-Lace (Performer), 1967-Warning-Shot (Performer), 1964-The-Alfred-Hitchcock-Hour (Performer), 1961-Theatre-'62 (Performer), 1961-The-Spiral-Staircase (Performer), 1960-Play-of-the-Week (Performer), 1956-The-Alcoa-Hour (Performer), 1955-Playwrights-'56 (Performer), 1942-Commandos-Strike-at-Dawn (Performer), 1924-Romola (Performer), 1919-The-Greatest-Question (Performer), 1915-Enoch-Arden (Performer), 1915-The-Lost-House (Performer), 1915-The-Birth-of-a-Nation (Performer), 1914-The-Angel-of-Contention (Performer), 1914-Lord-Chumley (Performer), 1914-Judith-of-Bethulia (Performer), 1913-A-Modest-Hero (Performer), 1913-An-Indian's-Loyalty (Performer), 1913-The-Mothering-Heart (Performer), 1913-Just-Gold (Performer), 1913-The-Left-Handed-Man (Performer), 1912-A-Cry-for-Help (Performer), 1912-The-Painted-Lady (Performer), 1912-The-One-She-Loved (Performer), 1912-In-the-Aisles-of-the-Wild (Performer), 1912-So-Near,-Yet-So-Far (Performer), 1951-Silver-Glory (Writer), 1951-Silver-Glory (Producer), 1951-Silver-Glory (Director), 1987-Happy-100th-Birthday,-Hollywood (in person), 1971-1980-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1978-Dinah! (in person), 1971-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1970-Langlois (in person), 1954-Person-to-Person (in person), 1982-The-Kennedy-Center-Honors:-A-Celebration-of-the-Performing-Arts (in person), 2005-VM-Show-Vol.-2 (Other), 1990-Hollywood-Mavericks (Other), 1949-1953-The-Philco-Goodyear-Television-Playhouse (Performer), 1916-Intolerance:-Love's-Struggle-Throughout-the-Ages (Performer), 1916-Intolerance:-Love's-Struggle-Throughout-the-Ages (Other), 1975-Tomorrow-Coast-to-Coast (in person), 1994-The-66th-Annual-Academy-Awards (Other), 1986-Greta-Garbo:-The-Temptress-and-the-Clown (Other), 1965-The-Love-Goddesses (Other), 1998-The-Making-of-'The-Birth-of-a-Nation' (Other), 1988-1993-American-Masters (Other), 1978-AFI-Life-Achievement-Award:-A-Tribute-to-Henry-Fonda (in person), 1936-Fashions-in-Love (Other), 1987-The-Whales-of-August (Performer), 1986-American-Playhouse (Performer), 1962-1964-The-Defenders (Performer), 1960-The-Unforgiven (Performer), 1955-The-Night-of-the-Hunter (Performer), 1951-1954-Robert-Montgomery-Presents (Performer), 1949-The-Ford-Theatre-Hour (Performer), 1948-Portrait-of-Jennie (Performer), 1946-Duel-in-the-Sun (Performer), 1926-The-Scarlet-Letter (Performer), 1925-Ben-Hur:-A-Tale-of-the-Christ (Performer), 1921-Orphans-of-the-Storm (Performer), 1919-True-Heart-Susie (Performer), 1919-Broken-Blossoms-or-The-Yellow-Man-and-the-Girl (Performer), 1919-A-Romance-of-Happy-Valley (Performer), 1918-The-Great-Love (Performer), 1916-The-Children-Pay (Performer), 1916-Diane-of-the-Follies (Performer), 1916-An-Innocent-Magdalene (Performer), 1916-Daphne-and-the-Pirate (Performer), 1914-The-Folly-of-Anne (Performer), 1914-Man's-Enemy (Performer), 1914-Home,-Sweet-Home (Performer), 1914/I-The-Hunchback (Performer), 1913-The-Conscience-of-Hassan-Bey (Performer), 1913-The-Battle-at-Elderbush-Gulch (Performer), 1913-Madonna-of-the-Storm (Performer), 1913-During-the-Round-Up (Performer), 1913-A-Timely-Interception (Performer), 1912-The-New-York-Hat (Performer), 1912-The-Informer (Performer), 1912-An-Unseen-Enemy (Performer), 1920-Remodeling-Her-Husband (Writer), 1920-Remodeling-Her-Husband (Director), 1920-Remodeling-Her-Husband (Other), 1985-Night-of-100-Stars-II (in person), 1984-In-Concert-at-the-Met (in person), 1983-Lillian-Gish (in person), 1982-The-36th-Annual-Tony-Awards (in person), 1981-The-53rd-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1980-Hollywood (in person), 1969-1972-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1962-The-DuPont-Show-of-the-Week (in person)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
A-Musical-Jubilee - Performer (November 13, 1975 - February 1, 1976), Uncle-Vanya - Performer (June 4, 1973 - July 28, 1973), I-Never-Sang-for-My-Father - Performer (January 25, 1968 - May 11, 1968), Anya - Performer (November 29, 1965 - December 11, 1965), Too-True-to-Be-Good - Performer (March 12, 1963 - June 1, 1963), All-the-Way-Home - Performer (November 30, 1960 - September 16, 1961), The-Family-Reunion - Performer (October 20, 1958 - November 16, 1958), The-Trip-to-Bountiful - Performer (November 3, 1953 - December 5, 1953), The-Curious-Savage - Performer (October 24, 1950 - November 18, 1950), Crime-and-Punishment - Performer (December 22, 1947 - January 24, 1948), Mr.-Sycamore - Performer (November 13, 1942 - November 28, 1942), Dear-Octopus - Performer (January 11, 1939 - February 1939), The-Star-Wagon - Performer (September 29, 1937 - April 1938), Hamlet - Performer (October 8, 1936 - Closing date unknown), Within-the-Gates - Performer (October 22, 1934 - February 1935), The-Joyous-Season - Performer (January 29, 1934 - February 1934), Nine-Pine-Street - Performer (April 27, 1933 - May 1933), Camille - Performer (November 1, 1932 - November 1932), Uncle-Vanya - Performer (September 22, 1930 - October 1930), Uncle-Vanya - Performer (April 15, 1930 - July 1930), A-Good-Little-Devil - Performer (January 8, 1913 - May 1913)
  • LILLIAN GISH Gish signs a 4¼x2¼ paper in black ink Signature: "Lillian Gish:", 4¼x2¼, triangular sheet. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • LILLIAN GISH The First Lady of the Silent Screen signs on this 5x3 card Signature: "Lillian Gish.", 5x3 card. 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.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • LILLIAN GISH and DOROTHY GISH Both Gish sisters sign on a 1¾x1¼ sticker Signatures: "Dorothy Gish" and "Lillian Gish:". 1¾x1¼ sticker. LILLIAN GISH (1896-1993), the older of the Gish sisters, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish sends an autograph letter saying that she will send a photograph once the new ones are done. Autograph Letter Signed: "Lillian D. Gish.", 2p, 5x6½, separate sheets. Los Angeles, California, 1914 March 21. To "Dear Miss Calvert".

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • LILLIAN GISH American screen and stage actress writes a note on a 5x3 card, B/w magazine photograph affixed Autograph Note signed: "Fond wishes to David Coxon./Ever gratefully/Lillian Gish:", on verso of 5x3 ruled index card. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1½x1½, affixed at lower left.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH "The First Lady of the Silent Screen" signs a note on a 5x3 card Autograph Note signed: "For Bob High -/With every good wish -/Lillian Gish.", 5x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1½x1½, affixed at lower right.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. ANS: "Lillian Gish", 1p, 3x5, attached to 8¼x10½ printed sheet. No date, no place. In full: "This in remembrance of 'The Wind'. It has stood the test of time...a bigger success today than when it was made." B/w still, 4½x8¼, of Gish from the film at left. At lower right, a synopsis of the 1928 film.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH American screen and stage actress writes a note on a 4x3 card, B/w magazine photograph attached Autograph Note signed: "To David Wood/With every good wish/Lillian Gish:", 4x3 card. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1½x1½, affixed at upper left.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Gish sends a note to a fan writing "With every good wish to all" Autograph Note signed: " To Jim Bleson/ With every good wish to all/ In remembrance/Lillian Gish:" 1 page, 4x3. Magazine photograph, b/w with brown hue, 1½x1½, affixed at lower right corner.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. ANS: "Lillian Gish:" on verso of 3½x5½ postcard depicting Gish on front. B/w, 3½x5½ overall, image 3x4½ (one surface). Name imprinted at lower margin. 5-cent James Monroe stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York, October 9, 1952.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish signs a note card Autograph sentiment signed: "With every good wish/Lillian Gish:", 5x3 card. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish signs "With every good wish" a card Autograph sentiment signed: "With every good wish -/Lillian Gish:", 3½x5 card. Photograph, b/w, 1½x2, affixed at upper margin. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish signs "That's for remember" on a piece of paper in pencil Autograph sentiment signed: "That's for remember/Lillian Gish.", 3½x2 piece of paper. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH The Academy Award winning actress signs a 5x3 card in blue felt tip. Autograph Sentiment signed: "In remembrance/Lillian Gish:" in blue felt tip, 5x3 card. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Lillian Gish signs "Happy New Year" on this lined index card in 1981 Autograph sentiment signed: "Happy New Year/Lillian Gish:/December 1981", 5x3 ruled index card. In the year she signed this card, Gish appeared in the made-for-TV movie, Thin Ice, and on an episode of TV's The Love Boat.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH American screen and stage actress writes a note on a 3¾x1¾ paper, affixed to 6x4½ album leaf Autograph Sentiment signed: "with fondest wishes -/Always -/Lillian Gish:", 3¾x1¾, affixed to 6x4½ album leaf.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Miss Virginia Coles/V Virginia". Above her inscription, Gish has gone over the imprinted: "Sincerely/Lillian Gish:" in ink. B/w, 4¾x7. Photograph by Hoover Art Co., Los Angeles (embossed at lower left corner).

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Happy Feldman/All good wishes/Lillian Gish". B/w, 8x10. Typed caption affixed to verso: "CARMEN MATHEWS and LILLIAN GISH in a scene from Truman Capote's 'The Grass Harp,' the 25th consecutive weekly presentation on the WNTA-TV 'THE PLAY OF THE WEEK' series.

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Karin Lindhoss -/with every good wish -/Lillian Gish:". Color, 5x3½. Stamped on verso: Mar. 1986". Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Doug Voegler - With every good wish Lillian Gish". B/w, 3½x4¾. With original typed, stamped mailing envelope. Postmark illegible. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Harry Cooper/With every fond wish/Lillian Gish:". B/w, 4x6. Name imprinted at lower left. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • Vintage photo, shown sharing a CBS microphone with Richard Barthelmess, inscribed by both acting sisters in person to collector Saul Goodman. Photos signed by both Dorothy and Lillian are rare and extremely desirable!

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • LILLIAN GISHInscribed photo, shown in cape and broad brimmed floral hat Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Paul Mitchell/With every good wish./Lillian Gish". B/w, 8x10. Dated 1983 lower left hand margin (unknown hand).

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Black and white publicity photo of both younger Gish sisters, in Orphans of the Storm Photograph signed: "Lillian ,Dorothy/Gish" by Lillian Gish. B/w, 8x10. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Black and white photograph showing "The First Lady of the Silent Screen" from the chest up Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish", B/w 8x10. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • 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.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • LILLIAN GISH Black and white publicity photo of both younger Gish sisters, in Orphans of the Storm Photograph signed: "Lillian ,Dorothy/Gish" by Lillian Gish. B/w, 8x10. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish:". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9½x6¾ (one surface). Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "With every fond wish./In remembrance./Lillian Gish:/1982". B/w, 8x10. Lillian Gish (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

  • LILLIAN GISH. Photograph signed: "Lillian Gish". B/w, 4x5¾. LILLIAN GISH (1896-1993), born Lillian de Guiche, began her career as child actress "Baby Lillian" at the age of five.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

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