Chicago Tribune – Monday February 6, 1922 – Page 4
Have You Ever Read Anything Like This?
“Orphans of the Storm” is the greatest dramatic enactment the world has ever known since the living contests in the Roman amphitheater.” – Says Amy Leslie.
“It is Griffith’s largest achievement – a play of plaintive beauty set like a pearl with the volcanoes of the earth’s heart torn open. The refreshing youth of the Gish girls and Shildkraut come nearer the great truth of drama than celebrities of another era. Its beauty is a continual feast, and its amassment of armies, mobs and gigantic maneuvers plunge into imagination with drawn swords of conviction and verity.” Amy Leslie, News.
“It equals ‘The Birth of a Nation.’ Work of this sort causes some of us who we are, perhaps, too prone to turn up our noses at this eight art to pause and reflect. The mad gallop equals in every particular the ride of the Klansmen in the ‘Birth of a Nation,’ and, for excitement is superior to the famous ice scene of ‘Way Down East.’ The appeal the Gish girls make to the human heart is so strong that one need not blush for the tears that come to the eyes.” Paul R. Martin, Journal of Commerce.
“The Gish girls catch at heart and imagination. They are frailly lovely to see, and their emotions awake instant response in you. Joseph Shildkraut, as the young aristocrat who sees and loves Henriette (Lillian Gish), is a fine actor and is almost too beautiful to be true.” Mae Tinee, Tribune
“The old master of the screen does it again. There were long stretches in ‘Way Down East,’ during which I thought of everything but ‘Way Down East,’ whereas ‘Orphans of the Storm’ is thick all over with the finest fat in the theater. It is a great story, containing audacity and imagination. It never strays; is one big unbroken melodramatic curve in which the streams of D’Ennery, Caryle and Griffith are interfluent.” Ashton Stevens, Herald Examiner
“Griffith has done it again. There are scenes Watteau would have loved to paint. As long as Griffith lives to provide us with photodramas no one need fear a foreign invasion.” Virginia Dale, Journal.
“It is supremely beautiful; delicately woven as to theme; and admirably handled throughout. Griffith has been great before, but he is greater now.”
And the Herald Examiner says:
“Love-making as soft and intriguing as a night breeze across May roses.”
Gish and Davis: Could the Two Work Together? – By Mike Kaplan (The New York Times – 1993) FILM; Gish and Davis: Could the Two Work Together? By Mike Kaplan The New York Times – April 18, 1993 When “The Whales of August” was filmed in 1986, the story of the relationship between two elderly sisters brought together two of the screen’s most enduring stars, Lillian Gish and Bette Davis. Miss Gish, who died Feb. 27 at the age of 99, will be remembered on Thursday at the Museum of Modern Art with a program called “In Memoriam.” It will include “The Whales of August,” her final film, directed by Lindsay Anderson, as well as her first, D. W. Griffith’s “Unseen Enemy” (1912). Here, Mike Kaplan, who co-produced “The Whales of August,” reflects on the interaction of its two stars. Bette Davis and Lillian Gish – The Whales of August, 1987 In the tributes to Lillian Gish that followed her death, references to her final starring role in “The Whales of August” were always glowing. B
The Movie Magazines and Lillian Gish … The moving Picture World 1914 detail The moving Picture World 1914 The moving Picture World 1914 detail Moving Picture World, November 21, 1914 Her Awakening – Lillian Gish The Angel of Contention Poster The moving Picture World – Mutual Program – A Question of Courage names wrong Lillian Gish And Dorothy The moving Picture World – Mutual Program – The Sisters The Birth of a Nation (David W. Griffith Corp., 1915). Herald2 Sold for Marriage Triangle Plays Program 1916 lillian_gish_photoplay_1917 08 ID Photo Back to Lillian Gish Home page Photoplay, August, 1918 – Dorothy and Lillian Gish in their dressing room Lillian Gish Photoplay August 1918 Lillian Gish Photoplay February 1919 Lillian Gish Photoplay, July, 1919 Back to Lillian Gish Home page Lillian Gish Photoplay October 1920 Orphans of The Storm Prog Herald 1921 Lillian Gish 1921 – The Girl Back Home Motion Picture Classic Magazine (Brewster, 1921) The Lily Maid from Ohio Ph
When Mamaroneck Upstaged Hollywood – By Bruce Berman (The New York Times – June 19, 1977) When Mamaroneck Upstaged Hollywood By Bruce Berman The New York Times – June 19, 1977 BACK in the early 1920’s when Mamaroneck was a center of movie‐making, Joseph Rigano was an employee of D.W. Grif fith’s studio at Orienta. “I was atone mason and mechanic,” the energetic 80year‐old said as we toured on foot Edgewater Point, at the top of the Orienta Peninsula. Griffith Studios, Orienta Point, Mamaroneck NY 1921 “After the studio was finally built, Mr. Griffith asked me to stay on as a set builder. Stone fireplaces were my specialty, but I worked on everything from Gothic walls to painted desert backdrops. The actors were almost always friendly, and I was getting $55 a week and drove a $1,200 Buick. What more could a young man desire?” DW Griffith filming team – Mamaroneck NY – Way Down East In those days the area was less the “East Coast Hollywood” than Hollywood was “the West Co