The inspirational – Lillian Gish

Film pioneer – a delicate blossom with a titanium core.

Watching over the orphaned children in Night of the Hunter:

A studio portrait of D. W. Griffith’s leading lady:

Behind the scenes on location in the Mojave in 1928 for The Wind:

Miss Gish lived to the age of 99 and at 93 appeared in her last film, The Whales of August:


  1. My favorite Lillian Gish performance was in “Duel In The Sun”. I love that overblown, gargantuan MOVIE movie.

    “What to they call ya? Pearl? Should’a been Mini-ha-ha!” Lionel Barrymore as Sen. Jackson McCanles.

    I did an homage to it called “Rio Diablo”

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