City Bestows Accolade On a Cheerful Miss Gish (The New York Times – Oct. 18, 1973)

Lillian Gish receiving Handel Medallion from NYC Mayor Lindsay
Lillian Gish receiving Handel Medallion from NYC Mayor John Lindsay
Actresses Jacqueline Bisset (left) and Lillian Gish join Mayor Lindsay at the opening of the 11th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. September 29, 1975
Actresses Jacqueline Bisset (left) and Lillian Gish join Mayor Lindsay at the opening of the 11th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. September 29, 1975. (Photo by Jerry EngelNew York Post Archives (c) NYP Holding

City Bestows Accolade On a Cheerful Miss Gish

The New York Times – Oct. 18, 1973

Lillian Gish, who has criticized herself for living too much in “tomorrows,” enjoyed a yesterday that she said she would remember always. “This is a tremendous honor, Your Honor,” said, the actress of the silent screen, smiling at Mayor Lindsay as he awarded her the Handel Medallion for achievement in the arts.

1973 Press Photo Lillian Gish promoting book 1973
1973 Press Photo Lillian Gish promoting book 1973

“I’ve never enjoyed giving this medal more,” responded. Mayor Lindsay, who has bestowad the honor seven times this year. Addressing the small group that had accompanied Miss Gish to his office in City Hall for the ceremony, he read the inscription on the medal: “To Dorothy and Lillian Gish, for the joy they have given to generations of Americans.”

1973 Press Photo Lillian Gish Nov 6 1973 Sun Times B
1973 Press Photo Lillian Gish Nov 6 1973 Sun Times

Miss Gish, who says she is “one decade older than the century,” looked delicate but vibrant and full of energy. “Oh, my beloved sister,” she said after hearing the inscription addressed to her and her late sister. “She was the talent in the family. I didn’t have her gift of comedy.”

City Bestows Accolade On a Cheerful Miss Gish - NY Times 1973
City Bestows Accolade On a Cheerful Miss Gish – NY Times 1973
Lillian Gish promoting her Dorothy and Lillian Gish book in 1973 - New York
Lillian Gish promoting her Dorothy and Lillian Gish book in 1973 – New York
Lillian Gish - candid by New York Post 1973
Lillian Gish – candid by New York Post 1973

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Charles Chaplin, Mayor of NY John Lindsay, Lillian Gish, Oona O'Neill 1970's
Charles Chaplin, Mayor of NY John Lindsay, Lillian Gish, Oona O’Neill 1970’s
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