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Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978.

Creator: Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 38 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Actress, director.

Scope and Contents

Family background; childhood and early life in theater; career in films: silent era, development of interest in technical aspects and design, early association with Biograph Company and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, work with sister, Dorothy Gish; lecture tours: Soviet Union, 1969, American universities; film medium: acting techniques, as universal language and art, musical scoring, adaptation of opera to film; recollections of D.W. Griffith, Greta Garbo.


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