Life and Lillian Gish


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 6 reviews)

An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine chronicles Gish's early life, her close relationship with her sister Dorothy, her rise in film as an actor with Biograph Studios and muse of D. W. Griffith, her short time as a contract actor with MGM, and her return to the stage in the advent of the talkies. Peppered throughout with intimate and amusing anecdotes, this is a must-read for film historians, silent film enthusiasts, and admirers of one of cinema's legendary talents. (Tomas Peter) (10 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Epigraph 2:41 Read by Tomas Peter
Prologue 1:30 Read by Tomas Peter
A Girl Child, Born with a Caul 4:08 Read by Linda Olsen Fitak
Life and a Little Girl 7:53 Read by Eva Davis
On Nat Goodwin's Shoulder 8:29 Read by Eva Davis
'Theatre People' 8:18 Read by BettyB
A Little Trouper 22:11 Read by Jude Somers
Adventures of Dorothy 6:15 Read by Tomas Peter
Mary Pickford in the Scene 7:40 Read by Andrea Kotzer
'Down the Line' 6:23 Read by Andrea Kotzer
'Her First False Step' 19:35 Read by Kathleen Moore
Dorothy's Tree 6:37 Read by Kathleen Moore
'Supporting Bernhardt' 5:41 Read by Tomas Peter
Massillon Days 8:58 Read by John
Where the 'Road' Ends. Nell 5:48 Read by David Lawrence
A Convent School. Typhoid 9:53 Read by John
Shawnee 13:37 Read by Caroline Lilyard
It Sounds Like Heaven 5:49 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'Mr. Biograph' 8:55 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Griffith's Group of Players 5:26 Read by Tomas Peter
Belasco Delivers a Verdict 10:11 Read by John
A Studio on Pico Street 18:34 Read by Chuck Williamson
The Path to Stardom 14:06 Read by Chuck Williamson
'Home Sweet Home' 9:17 Read by John
'The Birth of a Nation' 13:05 Read by John
'Intolerance' 8:01 Read by Tomas Peter
There Were No Love Affairs 11:11 Read by John
The Nightmare of War 5:33 Read by David Lawrence
Under Fire 5:53 Read by Michael Fassio
France 7:16 Read by Michael Fassio
'Hearts of the World' 4:16 Read by Michael Fassio
'Broken Blossoms' 11:07 Read by Tomas Peter
'I Work Such Long Hours' 5:10 Read by Tomas Peter
Director Lillian 15:06 Read by John
'Way Down East' 19:21 Read by John
Sad, Unprofitable Days 8:41 Read by John
Picturing the Reign of Terror 12:03 Read by Caroline Lilyard
Italy 18:57 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'The White Sister' 17:28 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'Romola' 22:14 Read by Caroline Lilyard
Also, the Intelligentsia 10:00 Read by Tomas Peter
'La Bohême' 25:38 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'The Scarlet Letter' 19:58 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'The First Lady of the Screen' 7:15 Read by Tomas Peter
'Wind' 10:21 Read by John
Good-bye California 7:54 Read by John
Reinhardt 15:30 Read by John
The Shadow Speaks 7:07 Read by Tomas Peter
On the Flying Carpet 5:31 Read by John
'One Romantic Night' 10:42 Read by Caroline Lilyard
'Uncle Vanya' 8:40 Read by BettyB
'Helena' in New York 11:21 Read by John
'The Penalty of Greatness' 15:31 Read by John
Working with Lillian 13:09 Read by John
'Uncle Vanya' Takes the Road 13:25 Read by John
Reliving the Years 8:59 Read by John
A Few Notes 6:24 Read by Tomas Peter
L'Envoi 1:51 Read by Tomas Peter