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Lillian Gish,one the greatest actresses of the silent film era. Was one of few people Mary Pickford would see as she became reclusive.

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Lilian Gish, 1920 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. Gish was called The First Lady of American Cinema

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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, Early 1920s

Lillian Gish, Early 1920s Vintage Fortune Teller - - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

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Lillian Gish, in one of her many Fortuny gowns, sometime around 1928. Tennessee Williams carried this photograph with him for many years. #FolliesofGod

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

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Lillian Gish ~ Cecil Beaton

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Lillian Gish - the most beautiful girl of the Silent Screen. Her characters were innocent even when their lives had been tainted by hardship. Her characters were not only beautiful but brave and strong. She depicted women from literature and even opera as no one else has ever done. She was Hollywood's brightest star for many, many years.

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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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The American Film Institute (AFI) named Lillian Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. Lillian Gish, 1915

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