Morning Union, 3 September 1916
Grass Valley Department, Sunday September 3, 1916
LiLLIAN GISH at Auditorium in SEX PLAY – TUESDAY
Lillian Gish, with her canary-like movements, wears some ravishing costumes, remarkable examples of originality and good taste, in “The Lilly and the Rose,” which comes to the Auditorium Tuesday. This is all in strict accord with the traditions of French drama, from some example of which the story was probably derived, and the treatment is in harmony with the subject. Rozsika Dolly—what a compound! —is exceedingly shapely as the “other woman” and one is not permitted to lose sight of that fact. She is not only a danseuse, but she goes down to find out exactly what the wild waves are saying in a gauze veil and disports on the beach when no one but her protector and the audience cut in front are looking. Quite naturally, under the circumstances, the modest young wife keeping within the bounds of convention, the danseuse wins. “The Lily and the Rose” is distinctly a sex drama.