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At the time of her death in 1993, Lillian Gish was universally recognized as a film legend. In this revealing and absorbing narrative, Charles Affron uses newly released documents to uncover a life that was cast in the shadow of self-generated myth. Filling the gaps left by Gish's selective memoirs and authorized biographies, he shows how the actress carefully shaped her public identity while keeping much of her life private. This is a "New York Times" Notable Book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520234345
ISBN-10: 0520234340
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 445
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Affron

Charles Affron is Professor of French at New York University. He is the author of Sets in Motion, Cinema and Sentiment, Divine Garbo, and Star Acting: Gish, Garbo, Davis. He lives in New York City.

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