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Lillian Gish - The Consummate Artist

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Uploaded on May 22, 2010

To many minds, Lillian Gish is the quintessential star of early film. Though ethereal and dainty in appearance, her approach to acting was absolutely uncompromising, and she held herself to a high standard throughout a career that lasted a staggering 75 years.

Gishs most celebrated collaborator was the pioneering director D.W. Griffith, and it was for him that she truly pulled out all stops. For example, despite wearing nothing but a thin dress and already being dangerously cold during the filming of the famous ice floe sequence in Griffiths `Way Down East (1920), she insisted on pushing the pathos even further by dragging her hand and hair in the freezing water.

Another witness described her preparations for the death scene in `La Boheme (1926). She refused to drink water for an extended period in order to give her skin a fragile, tissue-paper pallor.

THIS FOOTAGE IS USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FAIR USE PROVISIONS OF THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT. NO COPYRIGHT IS ASSERTED OR IMPLIED.

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