A beautiful tribute to the legendary Lillian Gish.
Because Affron had access to all of Gish's personal papers, the
book is loaded with heretofore unknown and interesting information.
Of course, her life is traced from birth through early stage appearances,
the Biograph days, Inspiration and MGM in the twenties, and the
later years, but how much did you know about her love affair with
Charles Duell and George Jean Nathan and the legal troubles with
Duell. Stuff like this makes the book worth every penny. Much
to his credit, Affron is not out to do an sleazy exposé
or bash anything about Gish's personal life. He presents his information
in a very straightforward manner with a "this is the way
it is" demeanor. Obviously he's a fan of hers and gives her
the praise she deserves without "gushing." Several pages
of glossy photos add to the book's charm.
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