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Book World to Take Look at ‘Lillian Gish’ (Chicago Tribune – 1969)

Book World to Take Look at ‘Lillian Gish’ (Chicago Tribune – 1969) Chicago Tribune – Saturday 17, May, 1969 – Page 111 Book World to Take Look at ‘Lillian Gish’ “Lillian Gish is an artist for art’s sake, and she has preserved for us a precious chunk of one of her own medium’s most magnificent moments in time,” says Liz Smith in her Sunday Book review of “Lillian Gish – The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.” Miss Gish’s book is less a story about herself than about a motion picture innovator, David Wark Griffith, whom she presents to the reader “warts and all.” The Movies Mr.Griffith and Me Lillian Gish- The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me   Back to Lillian Gish Home page

“Star Wagon” Dreams About Life and Time – By Charles Collins (Chicago Tribune 1938)

“Star Wagon” Dreams About Life and Time – By Charles Collins (Chicago Tribune 1938) Chicago Tribune – Sunday 17, April 1938 Page 80 “Star Wagon” Dreams About Life and Time By Charles Collins “The Star Wagon” came to the Chicago stage as welcome relief from the Lenten drougth in drama. It was the first new play, except for two WPA contributions of minor interest, to open here in four weeks, and its premiere was notable for cordiality of audience response. It brought an admirable cast, with Burgess Meredith and Lillian Gish as co-stars; and it told a diverting and unusual story of American life with overtones of philosophic brooding over the mystery of life and time and destiny. After adventures into the past with his “time machine,” the old inventor who is the central figure in the tale [acted with humor and quiet emotional touches by Mr. Meredith] brings down the curtain with the following speech, which expresses the spirit in which Maxwell Anderson approached his fantastic theme: [Aft

“The Fatal Marriage” (Enoch Arden) – Chicago Tribune – 1922

“The Fatal Marriage” (Enoch Arden) – Chicago Tribune – 1922 Chicago Tribune – Sunday June 25, 1922 Page 91 Back, Back, Back to Days That Are Gone Forever “The Fatal Marriage” Presented by Robertson-Cole, Directed by Christy Cabanne, under supervision of D.W. Griffith. The Cast: Philip ………….…..…………. Wallace Reid Annie …………………………… Lillian Gish Enoch Arden ……..….……… Alfred Paget Annie’s Daughter …..…. Mildred Harris By Mae Tinee “The Fatal Marriage,” you must be informed quickly, is a reissue. It was made, I believe, at least seven years ago. O, yes, at LEAST – for D.W. Griffith himself has a small part in the picture. He only appears for a moment or so, but you know the movies were pretty young when he was doing any acting. Then, Wallace Reid and Lillian Gish in the same picture – yes, pretty old! “The Fatal Marriage” is from Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden,” and is well worth your time and money for several reasons. It is interesting to see how far Griffith has come once this picture was made.

Reincarnation (Uncle Vanya) Chicago Tribune – 1930

Reincarnation (Uncle Vanya) Chicago Tribune – 1930 Lillian Gish (promo – before Uncle Vanya) Chicago Tribune – Sunday October 26, 1930 Page 75 Reincarnation “Uncle Vanya” represents a perfectly balanced cast under consummate stage direction – and for play-goers who are immune to the subtle, brooding enchantment of Chekhoff. It offers a pretty lady whose name was a household word in the great days of David Wark Griffith and the silent silver screen. She, of course, is Lillian Gish, fair haired, slender, spirituelle – an actress who might have stepped out of Tennyson’s lyrics – “She has a lovely face, the Lady of Shalott.” Universal Images Group 1930 Uncle Vanya (Helena) Lillian Gish Miss Gish has made an extremely happy return to the stage. Her sisters of the films who are now planning to descend upon the drama in swarms – Mary Pickford, Colleen Moore, and all the others who have issued their challenges to the playwrights – may well envy her. She is a perfect type for Checkhoff’s fragil