Lillian Gish Biography

  • “Lillian Gish’s Little Sister” – Pictures And The Picturegoer – June 19, 1915
  • “Max Reinhardt” (“Stigmata”; The Film that was never made)
  • “The First Lady of The American Theatre”
  • ‘Miss Lillian’ – IRVING L. JAFFE (The New York Times – May 4, 1969)
  • … At 90, still making movies – F. M. Winship, 1986
  • 10050 Cielo Drive
  • 101 Unique Photographs – Lillian Gish Pictorial
  • 1969: Lillian Gish, discussed, the perils of early film making
  • 70 Years of Film History (1976) – by Richard Lawton
  • A Book and a Play are keeping Lillian Gish for the Public Eye – By Karen Hollis (Picture Play 1933)
  • A Cannes Notebook – By Roger Ebert – 1987
  • A celebration of this year’s Life Achievement Award winner. (Kevin Brownlow – 1985 San Francinso Cine)
  • A close-up of that illusive young star, Lillian Gish By Delight Evans (Photoplay 1921)
  • A Doughty LILLIAN GISH takes a fresh fling at comedy
  • A House Built upon Sand – By Anthony Slide – 1980
  • A Lady With Class – By Liz Smith (Chicago Tribune – 1969)
  • A Life In Photography – by Edward Steichen *1984
  • A Life on Stage and Screen – by STUART ODERMAN
  • A White Star – By Richard Dyer (Sight and Sound – Aug. 1993 BFI – GB)
  • After ‘Life With Father’ Lillian Gish Owns the (Chicago) Town – By Lloyd Lewis (New York Times, 1941)
  • After “Way Down East,” Lillian signed with Sherrill (Photoplay – September 1920)
  • America First To Hear Talk By Miss Lillian Gish (Chicago Tribune 1941)
  • America’s First Women Directors – Anthony Slide – Boston /London 1996
  • American Silent Film – By William K. Everson (1978)
  • American Silent Film – European Influences (by William K. Everson – 1978)
  • American Women in the Performing Acts (2002) by Liz Sonneborn
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth TX
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Fort Worth TX; Camille 1932
  • An Actor’s Life for Me!
  • An Artist Who Shaped Art of Film
  • An Enchanting Annie Laurie in a Black Velvet Dress (Chicago Tribune 1926)
  • An Evening Entertainment – Lillian Gish – By Richard Koszarski (1990)
  • AN EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT: Drama and Melodrama – By Richard Koszarski 1990
  • An Illustrious Sister Act – The art of Lillian Gish -By Malcolm H. Oettinger (Picture Play Magazine 1925)
  • An Interview with LILLIAN GISH – MAGILL’S CINEMA ANNUAL 1983
  • An Intimate Story of The Gish (Movie Weekly 1922 – March 18)
  • An intimate story of the Gish – Part III, Movie Weekly, April 1st, 1922
  • An Intimate Story of the Gish PART II – (Movie Weekly) March 25 1922
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST VISITS: Lillian Gish (1979)
  • As a film historian \ I am very concerned about the current agitation at Bowling Green
  • ‘Way Down East’ Looks Real Only Because It Is Real (New York Tribune, Sep. 1920)
  • “Against War” – Executives Club To Hear A Talk By Lillian Gish (Chicago Tribune – 1941)
  • “ONE ROMANTIC NIGHT” Albert Bigelow Paine – 1932
  • “ROMOLA” by Albert Bigelow Paine – 1932
  • Before and After Taking – Motion Picture Classic (Aug 1919)
  • Beinecke Library
  • Billy Bitzer – HIS STORY (1973)
  • Blackmail, Blacklist, and Injustice for all …
  • Book World to Take Look at ‘Lillian Gish’ (Chicago Tribune – 1969)
  • Brief Reviews – LIFE AND LILLIAN GISH (The New York Times – October 30, 1932)
  • Camille – 1932 (A Life on Stage and Screen By Stuart Oderman)
  • Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang – 1921 (Way Down East)
  • Chats with D.W. Griffith, Lillian Gish – By W. Adolphe Roberts – Motion Picture Magazine (1925)
  • CHILD ACTORS …
  • Cinematernity – by Lucy Fischer (1996)
  • City Bestows Accolade On a Cheerful Miss Gish (The New York Times – Oct. 18, 1973)
  • Classics of the silent screen by Franklin Joe (1959) – “The Birth of a Nation”
  • Commandos Strike at Dawn – 1942 (Affron/ Oderman)
  • Conversation With Lillian Gish – Sight and Sound – BFI – England, January 1958
  • D. W. Griffith, Pioneer Film Producer, Dies (July 23, 1948)
  • D.W. Griffith
  • D.W. Griffith – An American Life (By Richard Schickel – 1984)
  • D.W. Griffith might be the richest man – By Frederick J. Smith (Photoplay – Dec. 1926)
  • D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance Its Genesis and Its Vision (1986) by William M. Drew
  • DIANE OF THE FOLLIES – 1916 (reviews)
  • Die Kino-Königin – A Critical Appreciation of the First Lady of the Cinema – by George Jean Nathan (Vanity Fair 1924)
  • Director Gish (Photoplay Vol. XVII March 1920 No.4)
  • Don’t You Wish You Were a Gish ? (Film Flashes 1916)
  • Dorothy and Lillian Gish – The Gish Girls Talk About Each Other
  • Dorothy and Mae Tell Secrets – By Will Rex (1916)
  • Dorothy Gish – By ANTHONY SLIDE – 1973
  • Dorothy Gish—Her Story By Marguerite Sheridan (Picture Play Magazine 1918)
  • Doug and Mary and Others – A book by Allene Talmey (1927)
  • Down memory lane with a legend – 1982
  • Dressed : a century of Hollywood costume design – By Deborah Nadoolman Landis (2007)
  • Early Women Directors – Anthony Slide (1977)
  • Empire of Dreams (The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille) – By Scott Eyman (2010)
  • Engagements, Marriages and Divorces in Hollywood (Jack Foley’s Movie Digest – 1925)
  • Erte Speaks His Mind (By Annette Buroughs – PHOTOPLAY February, 1926)
  • European Directors in America, 1922-1931 – SEASTROM
  • Films That Made Them Famous – By May Herschel Clarke (Picture Show Annual – 1926)
  • Final Close-Ups (Lillian Gish) – By Charles Affron – 2001
  • First great movie star Gish – Boston Globe, 2001
  • First Time on The Lecture Platform
  • Flashing Back to Romance – By Malcolm H. Oettinger (Picture Play Magazine – November 1921)
  • For me, Lillian Gish put BGSU on the map!
  • Friends Tried and True (Lillian, Dorothy, Mary and Mildred) By M. Lewis Russel
  • Frohman Amusement Corporation to State Right Lillian Gish Specials (Moving Picture World, 1920)
  • From Public Honor to Public Disgrace: A Chronology of the Tragic Fall of D. W. Griffith’s Reputation in the United States, 1975-2019 – By William M. Drew
  • Gish and Garbo – The Executive War on Stars – By Louise Brooks (Sight and Sound – January, 1959 – London, England)
  • Gish Sisters & Company – By Marjorie Wright (The Photoplay Journal for May, 1917)
  • Gish sisters are an important part of film history
  • Gish Sisters Attend Cousin’s Wedding
  • Gish Sisters Christen New Hup – 1916 (L.A. Herald)
  • Glimpses of a Legend – By Kevin Brownlow (Sight and Sound – April, 1984 BFI England)
  • Golden With Age – Chicago Tribune, 1987
  • Grand Old Lillian Gish Makes a Big Splash in the Whales of August
  • Grandma Moses Life To Be Told Friday On TV (Chicago Tribune – 1952)
  • Great American Film Directors – 1987 (D.W. Griffith)
  • GRIFFITH – by Sergei Eisenstein (Essay date – 1949)
  • Griffith and “The Birth of a Nation” – By William K. Everson (1978)
  • Griffith in the Twenties – (Orphans of the Storm) – By William K. Everson (1978)
  • Griffith’s Cameraman, Billy Bitzer – An Interview by Beaumont Newhall (1965)
  • Griffith—and the Great War – By Paul H. Dowling (Picture-Play Magazine March 1918)
  • Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s and Video Viewer’s Companion (Ninth Edition – 1988)
  • HEARTS OF THE WORLD (Griffith/Paramount-Artcraft, 1918) – Selected Film Criticism
  • Hearts of the World – Fictionized version by Julian Johnson (Photoplay July 1918)
  • Hearts of the World – 1918 – Compiled by Seymour Stern, May, 1947 (Special Supplement to Sight and Sound)
  • Henri Langlois, The Decoy Fanatic (The New Yorker – March 24, 1975)
  • Henry B. Walthall, his impressions of Lillian Gish (By Myrtle Gebhart – Picture Play 1926)
  • HENRY KING – Director From Silents to ‘Scope (1995)
  • HENRY KING by Jon Tuska (1978)
  • Hollywood costume – Glamour! Glitter! Romance!
  • Hollywood Honors Miss Gish – By Aljean Harmetz (The New York Times – 1984)
  • HOLLYWOOD in The Twenties (1968) by David Robinson
  • HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY – HORS D’OEUVRES (1992) – by Gregory Speck
  • Hollywood Star Profiles (The Reporter) – Lillian Gish (1984)
  • HOLLYWOOD The Pioneers – by Kevin Brownlow, 1979
  • Hollywood: The Golden Era by Jack Spears (1971)
  • HOME, SWEET HOME (Reliance-Majestic/Mutual, 1914) – Selected Film Criticism
  • Honors (Kennedy Center) – The New Yorker (1982)
  • How “Way Down East” Was Filmed (By Charles Gatchell – The Picturegoer, September 1921)
  • How I Saw “Hearts of the World” – By Marguerite Sheridan (Picture Play Magazine 1918)
  • How the Great Directors Work – by Harry Carr (Motion Picture Magazine – May, 1925)
  • I’ve never been in style …
  • In the Cyclone Belt – By Norbert Lusk (Picture Play 1929)
  • Interview – July 7, 1913 edition of the “Massillon Evening Independent”
  • Interviewing Miss Gish …
  • Interviews with Prominent Directors – D.W. Griffith (by Roberta Courtlandt 1915) Motion Picture Magazine
  • INTOLERANCE (American Silent Film – By William K. Everson, 1978)
  • IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED (1973) BY ARTHUR H. LEWIS
  • Jam Courtroom to Get Glimpse of Lillian Gish
  • Jed Harris The Curse of Genius – By Martin Gottfried (1984)
  • KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 5 IN ARTS – By Irvin Molotsky, Special To the New York Times, 1982
  • La Marquise – by Noel Coward, starring Lillian Gish
  • Ladies in Distress – Kalton C. Lahue (1971)
  • Late seventies candid photos by Peter Warrack
  • LEADING LADIES – 1976 (Electa Clark)
  • Life Is Beautiful, Says Lillian Gish – By Aileen St. John Brennon (Picture Play – March, 1927)
  • Life With Mother
  • Lillian Gish (Amazing Ohio – By Damaine Vonada, 1989)
  • Lillian Gish (Picture Show Annual – 1929)
  • Lillian Gish – A charming 73, she is life’s genuine heroine – By Pat Colander (Chicago Tribune 1973)
  • Lillian Gish – A Tribute to a Trouper – By ANITA LOOS (The New York Times – September 14, 1980)
  • Lillian Gish – The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me (Review by ARTHUR MAYER, New York Times, 1969)
  • LILLIAN GISH – Vanity Fair – December 1932 (George Jean Nathan)
  • Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford (Gladys Louise Smith)
  • Lillian Gish and Max Reinhardt – A Miracle That Failed
  • Lillian Gish and MGM  aka “Heaven And Hell All Contained In Five Acres”
  • Lillian Gish As She Is … (Ross 1920)
  • Lillian Gish – A tribute to a Trouper (Anita Loos – 1984)
  • Lillian Gish – raising money for the Red Cross (Chicago Tribune – Sunday July 7, 1940)
  • Lillian Gish – To Be or Not To Be … in “Faust”
  • Lillian Gish By Kevin Brownlow (San Francisco Cine – 1985)
  • Lillian Gish by Nell Dorr 1930
  • Lillian Gish Enjoyed Directing Her Sister – New York Tribune, Feb. 29, 1920
  • Lillian Gish has never cared more than a small hoot about fashion
  • Lillian Gish honored by fans she loves best – movie people – By Gene Siskel (Chicago Tribune – 1977)
  • Lillian Gish in Chicago Tribune Illustrated Notes
  • Lillian Gish in True Heart Susie (1919) – by James Naremore (In Focus: Routledge Film Readers – edited by Pamela Robertson Wojcik – 2004)
  • LILLIAN GISH IS NOW OUT OF A JOB (1921)
  • Lillian Gish Is Working in the Mojave Desert—Wind, the Menace (The New York Times July 3, 1927)
  • Lillian Gish Looks Back on a Century – By John J. O’Connor (The New York Times – 1988)
  • Lillian Gish Plans Double Exposure (The New York Times – 1969)
  • Lillian Gish Quits America First Group – The New York Times – Sept. 2, 1941
  • Lillian Gish Ready to start on a Talkie – By Rosalind Shaffer (Chicago Tribune Press Service) 1929
  • Lillian Gish returns as “the mother” in “The Swan” (1948)
  • Lillian Gish Shines in ‘All the Way Home,’ as She and Sister Have in Many Things – By Brooks Atkinson (New York Times, 1960)
  • Lillian Gish Still Captivates Audiences – By Gene Siskel (Chicago Tribune – 1969)
  • Lillian Gish Still Devoted to Career – By Hedda Hopper (Chicago Tribune – 1963)
  • Lillian Gish Tells How Ice Scenes Were Filmed (Washington Herald – 1921)
  • Lillian Gish tops playing roles in silent movies – By Mike Hughes (1988)
  • Lillian Gish Tribute at AFI Series – By Barbara Saltzman (L.A. Times – August 1979)
  • Lillian Gish’s Face (Opinion – The New York Times – 1993)
  • Lillian Gish, 75 years of Hollywood …
  • Lillian Gish, Close-Up
  • Lillian Gish, left an estate worth $10 million, to endow an annual award in the performing arts. – By Nadine Brozan (The New York Times – March 6, 1993)
  • Lillian Gish, the Author, Talks on D. W. Griffith – By HOWARD THOMPSON (New York Times – April 18, 1969)
  • Lillian Gish, The Enigma of the Screen – By James R. Quirk (Photoplay 1926)
  • Lillian Gish: A Night to Recall The Glory Years – By JUDY KLEMESRUD (The New York Times – 1980)
  • Lillian Gish: still a trouper
  • Lillian Gish: The Actor’s Life for Me (Film)
  • Lillian Gish’s Protest against Racism in US – Chicago Tribune, Apr. 28, 1940
  • Lillian would be equally at home with the Beatles and with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Lillian Gish Rates Title of ‘Most Durable Star’ – 1965
  • Lillian Gish still favorite dish – By Marilyn August, October – 1983
  • LION of HOLLYWOOD (2005)
  • LizBits – Nine Pine Street – By Neilson Caplain (October, 2002)
  • London, August 1957
  • Lost Hollywood – By David Wallace – 2001
  • Love in the Film – By William K. Everson (1979)
  • Love, Laughter and Tears – My Hollywood Story (By Adela Rogers St.Johns – 1978)
  • Malcolm & Friends
  • Marks of age are lost in her glow – 1978 by Carol Olten (NY)
  • Massillon, Ohio (OH) Cca 1935 (Nell Dorr)
  • May Hear Lillian Gish (The New York Times, June 2, 1929)
  • Memories of Lillian Gish – Motion Picture Classic (1922)
  • Miss Gish Finds West Panicky at Talk of Air Raid (Chicago Tribune 1941)
  • Miss Lillian Gish – Stageography
  • Miss Lillian Gish’s Awards
  • Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art – Edited by CORNELIA BUTLER and ALEXANDRA SCHWARTZ
  • Mongrel Bites Lillian Gish When She Defends Pet Puppy (Evening Star DC, Sep. 1930)
  • More From Hollywood – By DeWitt Bodeen – 1977 (Frances Marion)
  • Mother
  • Mother of Miss Gish (Chicago Tribune 1941)
  • Movie Star – A Look at the Women Who Made Hollywood – By Ethan Mordden (1983)
  • My Friend, Lillian Gish – By Louise Williams (Picture Play Magazine – November 1920)
  • Nell Dorr
  • Not So Long Ago – By Lloyd Morris – 1949 (The Old Master – D.W. Griffith)
  • Notes on People; The Untiring Lillian Gish, 84 – By David Bird and Albin Krebs (The New York Times 1981)
  • NY-Allan Warren (1972)
  • October 14, 1893, Miss Lillian Gish …
  • One Illusion Intact –By Helen Klumph
  • PBS Reopens `Masters` With A Charming Gish (July 11, 1988)
  • Performance of Lillian Gish on Broadway Found Stirring – By Hedda Hopper (Chicago Tribune – 1953)
  • Playgoers Await ‘Star-Wagon’ and Musical Shows – By Charles Collins (Chicago Tribune – 1938)
  • Playing to the Camera – 1998 (Film Actors Discuss Their Craft)
  • Posters, Lobby Cards, Promos, Press
  • Princess Grace of Monaco and Miss Lillian Gish
  • Re-Meet Lillian Gish (A 60 seconds close-up) 1942 – by Jerry Mason
  • Recalling the early shots with Lillian Gish (Chicago Tribune 1979)
  • Reel women  pioneers of the cinema, 1896 to the present – Ally Acker (1991)
  • Remarkable Lillian Gish to Do Broadway Musical (By Hedda Hopper) Chicago Tribune – 1965
  • Remember The Silent Screen Sisters? (1975)
  • Remodeling her husband – 1920
  • Robert Altman enthusiast – Lillian Gish remains eager and excited (1978)
  • Salute to Lillian Gish rates salute, too – By Jon Anderson (TV writer) 1984
  • Screen Acting – Its Requirements And Rewards – By Inez And Helen Klumph – 1922
  • Seductive Cinema – The Art of Silent Film (By James Card – 1994)
  • She remains undisturbed…
  • Silent Star – By Colleen Moore (1968)
  • Sold For Marriage – by Anthony Slide (1980)
  • Springfield and Massillon – Ohio
  • STAGE 1937 – The Birth of an Era (By Lillian Gish)
  • STAR MAKER – The Story of D. W. Griffith (1959) by HOMER CROY
  • STARDOM – THE HOLLYWOOD PHENOMENON – By Alexander Walker – 1970 (All For Art – Lillian Gish)
  • Stars of the Screen and Their Stars in the Sky – By Ellen Woods (Photoplay Magazine 1918)
  • Sweetheart – The Story of Mary Pickford 1973
  • Tasteless Film Sex Disturbs Lillian Gish
  • Tea with Lillian Gish (Picture – Play Magazine March 1921)
  • THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES (1914 – 1928)
  • The Children Pay – By Anthony Slide – 1980
  • The Cobweb (1955) – Affron /Oderman
  • The Decline Of A Mandarin – by Peter John Dyer (Sight and Sound – January, 1959 – London, England)
  • The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (New Yorker – August 15, 1994)
  • The Expressions Of Lillian Gish (Picture Show, 1920)
  • The Face That Launched A Thousand Films – 1993 (Chicago Tribune)
  • The Filming of “Way Down East” – By Charles Gatchell (Picture Play Magazine August 1920)
  • The First Lady of The Silent Screen …
  • The Girl Who Is Different – By Harry Carr (1924)
  • The Gish Film Theater Saga
  • THE GISH GENEALOGY
  • The Gish Sisters – Photo Gallery – Dorothy Gish and Lillian Gish
  • The Gishes Go A-Calling and Find the Triangle Girls At Home – By Joan Benson (Motion Picture Classic 1917)
  • The Glamour Factory – Ronald L. Davis 1993
  • The Griffith Actresses – By Anthony Slide – 1973 (Blanche Sweet, Kate Bruce, Lillian Gish)
  • The Hollywood Hallucination – by Parker Tyler (© 1944 – 1970)
  • The Hollywood Studios – By Ethan Mordden (1988)
  • The Lily of “Hearts of the World” – By Martha Groves McKelvie (Motion Picture Magazine – August, 1918)
  • The Lyrical Lillian – 1942
  • The MGM Girls Behind The Velvet Courtain – 1983
  • The Mona Lisa of The Movies – By Delight Evans (Screenland – June 1924)
  • The Movies – 1970 (1957) Revised
  • The Movies in the Age of Innocence – By Edward Wagenknecht (1962) I
  • The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me – 1969
  • The Night of 100 Stars * 1982
  • The Parade’s Gone By … Kevin Brownlow – 1968
  • The Real Lillian Gish – By Eleanor Nangle (Chicago Tribune – 1940)
  • The Real Lillian Gish Vs. The Imaginary – By Julian Johnson (Photoplay 1918)
  • The Real Sirens of the Screen – By Agnes Smith (Photoplay September, 1926)
  • THE SILENT SCREEN – Richard Dyer MacCann
  • The Singing Empress (Stuart Oderman)
  • The Spectator (1999) – Studs Terkel
  • The Swashbucklers – 1976
  • The Time of Laughter – By Corey Ford (1967)
  • The Wind, beautiful in its sheer ferocity.
  • The Winnipeg Tribune – Cavalcade of The Screen (By Erskine Johnson – 1943)
  • Theater’s Loyal Star Lillian Gish (New York Times – June 11, 1966)
  • Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television – By William Torbert Leonard – London 1981
  • Then and Now – Lillian Gish – By Seymour Peck (The New York Times 1960)
  • Theresa Neumann’s Stigmata
  • Through The Looking Glass – Selma G. Lanes (2004)
  • Tribute to Gish telecast – April 17, 1984
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism – Scot Peacock – Editor (1997) – D. W. Griffith
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – by Dick Moore (1984)
  • U.S. Stamp Will Honor Film Genius – By A. H. Weiler (The New York Times – 1975)
  • Unbreakable Blossom – By Richard Schickel (The New York Times – March 4, 2001)
  • W-G-N To Star Lillian Gish in Sunday Drama (Chicago Tribune 1940)
  • Wages Court Fight with Rich Man (Chicago Tribune – 1925)
  • Weeps at Own Play – 1919 (Los Angeles Herald)
  • What Happened to Lillian Gish? By Frederick L. Collins – June 1933
  • What Will Griffith Do Now? – By Gerrit Lloyd (Picture Play Magazine – September 1925)
  • Where She Danced – By Elizabeth Kendall – 1979
  • Why I moved from film to theatre
  • William Powell – To the Rescue of the Villain (Picture Play Magazine – May, 1925)
  • WITHIN THE GATES, Pretentious rubbish, or A very Christian Play …
  • Women Filmmakers & Their Films (St. James Press 1998)
  • Women on the Hollywood Screen – By Frank Manchel (1977)
  • You And Your Hand – By CHEIRO (1932 GB)- The Hand of Lillian Gish
  • Young Boswell Interviews Lillian Gish (New York Tribune, 1922)