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Nearly 200 top stars shine at benefit show – 1982

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Nearly 200 top stars shine at benefit show – 1982
Desert Sun, Number 166, 15 February 1982 Nearly 200 top stars shine at benefit show “Night of 100 Stars” NEW YORK (AP) Elizabeth Taylor flubbed a line and said Queen Victoria celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1997. Liza Minnelli did “New York, New York” backed by a chorus line of seven New York Yankees. And the likes of Al Pacino, James Caan, Roger Moore, Robert De Niro and former New York Mayor John Lindsay high-kicked and sang with Radio City Music Hall’s famed Rockettes. Sunday’s one-night stand featured one of the greatest casts in show business history, which was assembled for a $2 million benefit for the Actors’ Fund of America. Billed as the “Night of 100 Stars,” featuring nearly 200 celebrities and a 36-piece orchestra, the show lasted five and half hours, and played to a sell-out crowd of 5,882 people who paid from $50 to $1.000 a seat to see the glittering extravaganza at the huge midtown Manhattan theater.
The Night of 100 S…

Lillian Gish is Star in Fine Arts “Diane of the Follies” at Mission (1916)

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Lillian Gish is Star in Fine Arts “Diane of the Follies” at Mission (1916)
Morning Press, Volume 45, Number 45, 24 October 1916 Lillian Gish is Star in Fine Arts “Diane of the Follies” at Mission The main feature of the bill at the Mission theatre for the first half of this week is the Fine Art drama, “Diane of the Follies,” one of D. W. Griffith’s masterful productions, with a superb cast in which Lillian Gish is the bright particular star, following is a Synopsis of the play: Phillips Christy is a millionaire aristocrat, a man of delightful theories, one of which is that environment is the sum and substance ol life. He is writing a book promulgating this theory, which his ambitious sister urges him to finish. His chum, Don Livingston, coaxes him to join a theatre party. At a supper after the performance he meets Diane, the gayest, most charming and artificial of the girls of the Follies. To Diane Philips Christy falls captive. He tells his sister he will lift Diane of the Follies t…

Griffith to Stage The Greatest Thing in Life’ Next Monday Evening (LAH – 1918)

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Griffith to Stage The Greatest Thing in Life’ Next Monday Evening (LAH – 1918) Los Angeles Herald, Volume XLIV, Number 33, 10 December 1918 Griffith to Stage The Greatest Thing in Life’ Next Monday Evening David Wark Griffith is to stage his next Los Angeles opening In person. After departing but once from that custom in the past three years, the master producer states that just naturally he has to have something to keep him busy and Monday night will present his next feature for the Artcraft program at Clune’s auditorium. When Mr. Griffith’s last picture, “The Great Love.” was first exhibited in this city, the producer took on a dejected appearance and walked around the studio like a man who has lost something out of his life. It came out later that the real reason was because he had missed his play time, for these geniuses must have their play the same as other people. To others the exhibition of a picture may be termed work, but to David Wark Griffith, whose very being radiates th…