The Objectivist 1969-11: Vol 8 Iss 11
Editor: Ayn Rand
Lillian Gish: The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me
Reviewed by Frank O’Connor
The audience watched in silence. There was no sound, except the music; the applause broke out only after the two girls had left. Then the people departed; they did not stay to see the flower show; neither did I. I think I was the last one to leave; I wanted to hold that image as long as possible. From then on, I always saw these two stars as I had seen them in person, in that garden, in reality – not as I saw them in the gray shadows of the screen.
Their names were Lillian and Dorothy Gish.
Now, fifty years later, Lillian Gish has written her autobiography. It is a remarkable document; it presents the story of the birth of American motion pictures.
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