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Lillian Gish silent film

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PHOTOS: 9 Rare Stills From Classic Films

Whereas scene stills taken on the set generally differ from portraits, sometimes a photo can work as both, such as this striking example. The well- known photographer, James Abbe, was hired to take both types of photos on Way Down Eastand this one may well have been by him, while actress Lillian Gish was sensitive to the value of quality photographs and was a willing subject. Most remarkable here is the almost tactile quality, capturing the textures of her beautiful white wedding dress

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11-11-11 A touch of the shimmers: Lillian Gish, circa 1928

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Lillian Gish, 1920, photographed by James Abbe. Called "The First Lady of American Cinema"...The American Film Institute (AFI) named her 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971, and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award

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Lillian Gish, Early 1920s

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Lillian Gish ~ Cecil Beaton

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Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993[1]) was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema".

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Lillian Gish born Oct. 14, 1893 Springfield Ohio, USA. Near my Foreman ancestors.

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Enchanting Colorized Photos Breathe New Life Into History

Lillian Gish ~ Silent movie actress. She had a sort of fragile beauty about her. Innocence personified.

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Lillian Gish, 1920's. Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987.

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