Category Archives: Lillian Gish

Photoplay July-Dec. 1921

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Betty Blythe, Agnes Ayres, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish.
  • The November issue tackles the question  “Are Women’s Colleges Old Maid Factories? The Results of an Interesting Investigation” by James R. Quirk. 
  • November also features an article touting the “Future Great Actor,  Joseph Schildkraut, a New Griffith Protege.” Schildkraut, the son of actor Rudolf Schildkraut, was starring in Griffith’s Orphans of the Storm with the Gish sisters at the time. His long and illustrious career spanned well into the talkies.

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Filed under 1920s, Agnes Ayres, Bebe Daniels, Betty Blythe, Gloria Swanson, Joseph Schildkraut, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, Rolf Armstrong

Photoplay Nov.-Dec. 1919

The last two Photoplay covers in 1919 featured Lillian Gish and Betty Compson.  Gish surely needs no introduction. Her cover is by A. Cheney Johnston.Photoplay Nov 1919

Compson had just starred in the recently-released The Miracle Man and it proved to be her star-making role.  She formed her own production company and continued to work for decades, even testing for the role of Belle Watling in Gone With the Wind.Photoplay Dec 1919

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Filed under 1910s, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Betty Compson, Lillian Gish, Photoplay