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A Tale of Two Gishes – The Picturegoer Magazine (May, 1922)

A Tale of Two Gishes – The Picturegoer Magazine (May, 1922) “Orphans of the Storm” – Premiere The Picturegoer Magazine – May, 1922 Dorothy and Lillian Gish in Orphans of the Storm (United Artists, 1921). Autographed Photo They came before the heavy plush curtain hand-in-hand, as dainty pair of pretty sisters as one could find all over U.S.A. And we, whose feelings have been harrowed and harrowed as only D.W. Griffith knows how to harrow them, gave vent once more to our delight, that the two persecuted “Orphans of the Storm” had triumphantly survived their sorrows. gish-sisters-in-orphans-of-the-storm Picture Show may-1922-part-3 Of course, we had seen them happy at last in the concluding few hundred feet of film, but it seemed to round off maters beautifully to have them step out upon the stage like that – real, living girls who seemed as pleased to meet us as we were to meet them. They wore cute little frocks, both alike, very simple, but very cunning, something like their

The Winnipeg Tribune – Cavalcade of The Screen (By Erskine Johnson – 1943)

The Winnipeg Tribune – Cavalcade of The Screen (By Erskine Johnson – 1943) Hollywood Today – The Winnipeg Tribune 1943 Lillian Gish Writes Cavalcade Of Screen TOP MAN, Susanna Foster, Lillian Gish, 1943 Hollywood – After 30 years, Hollywood again is interested in the screen’s first great star Lillian Gish. But she still hasn’t been able to interest Hollywood in Mr. Hollywood. To Lillian Gish and a lot of other people, Mr. Hollywood is D.W. Griffith, the producer and director of “The Birth of a Nation,” “Intolerance,””Broken Blossoms,”and “Hearts of the World,” films that made the name of Gish and Hollywood household words throughout the world. DW Griffith in 1943 Under the title, Silver Glory, and with the help of author Myron Brinig, Miss Gish has written the story of D.W. Griffith, which as she says, is the story of Hollywood. “It’s a better story by George M. Cohan’s,” she says. “A cavalcade of the screen with a terrific nostalgic appeal.” For three years Lillian say

An intimate story of the Gish – Part III, Movie Weekly, April 1st, 1922

An intimate story of the Gish – Part III, Movie Weekly, April 1st, 1922 EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the third and final installment of the Gish girls story.  This third and final instalment gives you more inside light on how various pictures in which the two girls starred, were made. PART III Lillian Gish, Sid Grauman and Dorothy Gish at The Egyptian YOU have been chatting now with the Gish sisters for several hours. Night is falling. They have an engagement at the theatre. Jim Rennie is coming to call for Dorothy. You leave them, and promise to return to hear the rest of their fascinating tale on some other day. When you visit them again, you find that Dorothy has gone to Louisville to attend the premiere showing In that city of “Orphans of the Storm.” Lillian comes to greet you. She is in the midst of packing for the journey to join her sister. Her long, wavy hair hangs about her shoulders. “Please don’t mind my’ appearance:’ she apologizes, “but with so many girls wearing th