Lillian Gish chats with Merv Griffin (The Way It Was – CBS Thu. Jan. 14, 1970)


Lillian Gish chats with Merv Griffin (The Way It Was – CBS Thu. Jan. 14, 1970)


Lillian Gish chats with Merv Griffin

The Way It Was – CBS Thu. Jan. 14, 1970

Lillian Gish, one of the major film stars of the pre-talkie era, chats with Merv Griffin about the early days of motion pictures, in “A Salute to the Silent Screen,” a special edition of “The Merv Griffin Show,” Thursday, January 14 (11:30 PM – 1:00 AM, Est) in color on the CBS Television Network.
Photo Division CBS Television Network Press Information, 51 West 52 Street, New York 10019
  • CBS 39779-R1-2a-Full
  • 12/24/70
  • Subjects: Lillian Gish, Merv Griffin
  • Program: “The Merv Griffin Show”
  • On Air: Thursday, Jan. 14
  • 11:30 PM – 1:00 AM, Est

Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970 detail
Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970 detail

“A Special Salute to the Silent Screen”, with film clips of great pictures (including “Ben Hur” with Francis X. Bushman and “Way Down East” with Lillian Gish.)
Merv’s guests are Buddy Rogers, Betty Bronson, Jackie Coogan, Richard Arlen, Laura La Plante, Neil Hamilton, Chester Conklin, Ken Maynard, Minta Durfee Arbuckle, Babe London, Beverly Bayne, Betty Blythe, Viola Dana, Eddie Quillan, Dorothy Devore, Vivian Duncan and Carter deHaven.
Runtime1 hr (60 min)
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White | Color
Aspect Ratio4:3
Negative FormatVideo (NTSC)
Printed Film FormatVideo (NTSC)

Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970 X
Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970 X
Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970
Lillian Gish at Merv Griffin Show Thu Jan 14 1970

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