Unbreakable Blossom By Richard Schickel The New York Times - March 4, 2001 Overacting, fluttering feminity and D.W. Griffith went out of style, but Lillian Gish refused to go. LILLIAN GISH Her Legend, Her Life. By Charles Affron. Illustrated. 445 pp. New York: A Lisa Drew Book/Scribner. $35. CHARLES AFFRON admires Lillian Gish's life, as who […]
At the time of her death in 1993, Lillian Gish was universally recognized as a film legend. In this revealing and absorbing narrative, Charles Affron uses newly released documents to uncover a life that was cast in the shadow of self-generated myth.