The Lyrical Lillian – 1942

Lillian Gish

  • Rob Wagner’s Script Magazine, 1942 •

        October 10, 1942, Article by Herb Sterne

Originally appearing in a 1942 issue of SCRIPT MAGAZINE was this decidedly “pro” Lilian Gish (1893 – 1993) article concerning the silent film actress and her meteoric rise under the direction of D.W. Griffith, and her much appreciated march on Broadway.

Lillian Gish by Laura Gilpin 1932 (As Camille) Sepia mid shot - Amon Carter Museum Forth Worth TX
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979); [Camille–Gish, Lillian] [Central City, Colorado]; 1932; Gelatin silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft Worth, Texas; Bequest of the Artist; P1979.140.157
Lilian Gish is the damozel of Arthurian legend, tendered in terms of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Her heroines perpetually hover in filtered half-lights, linger in attitudes of romantical despair. They forever drift farther from reality than the dream, and no matter how humble their actual origins, the actress invariably weaves them of the dusk-blues, the dawn-golds of medieval tapestries.”

Lillian Gish autographed - 1920s
Lillian Gish autographed – 1920s

The Lyrical Lillian - Rob Wagner's Script Magazine 1942 Herb Sterne

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The Lyrical Lillian - Rob Wagner's Script Magazine 1942 Herb Sterne 2

Lillian Gish Conrad Nagel 1930 Swan 2

The Lyrical Lillian - Rob Wagner's Script Magazine 1942 Herb Sterne 3

Elaine The Lilly Maid Dreaming of Astolat ... Lillian Gish - Way Down East
Elaine The Lilly Maid Dreaming of Astolat … Lillian Gish – Way Down East

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