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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Lillian Gish
RLIN number: NXCP89-A2
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 38 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gish, Lillian, 1896-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Actress; Director
Age at speaking: 82
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Daum, Raymond L.
People discussed: Carter, Dorothy Elizabeth; De Guiche, Lillian Diana; Gish, Lillian Diana; Gish, Lillian, 1893(?)-1993; Lillian Gish
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actresses; Carter, Dorothy Elizabeth; De Guiche, Lillian Diana; Gish, Lillian Diana; Gish, Lillian, 1893(?)-1993; Lillian Gish; Motion picture acting; Motion picture industry; Motion pictures and music; Silent films; Theater
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020697-16138