THE STAR-WAGON PLAY CAST - SHOW BILL COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: MILDRED NATWICK, LILLIAN GISH - HFSID 314910
THE STAR-WAGON PLAY CAST Lillian Gish and Mildred Natwick sign their names on a show bill for a production of The Star-Wagon Show bill cover signed: "Mildred Natwick", "Lillian Gish", in black ink, 12 pages, 5¼x8½.
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THE STAR-WAGON PLAY CAST Lillian Gish and Mildred Natwick sign their names on a show bill for a production of The Star-Wagon Show bill cover signed: "Mildred Natwick", "Lillian Gish", in black ink, 12 pages, 5¼x8½. Show bill for a production of The Star-Wagon at the Nixon Theatre. 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. MILDRED NATWICK (1905-1994) was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1967 for playing Jane Fonda's mother in Barefoot in the Park. Other roles include Freda in The Long Voyage Home, Mrs. Allshard in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Mrs. Sarah Tillane in The Quiet Man. A frequent visitor to TV, Natwick co-starred with Helen Hayes in the mystery series The Snoop Sisters. Corners lightly worn and creased. Lightly toned. Light surface creases. Pages slightly separated from binding. Otherwise, fine condition.