MIB’s Instant Headache is proud to be participating in this three day event to mark the 101st anniversary of the film debut of the Gish sisters, Lillian and Dorothy, spearheaded by the proprietors of these fine classic cinema blogs Movies Silently and The Motion Pictures.
On September 7th 1912 two talented young actresses appeared on the big screen for the first time in a D.W Griffith short entitled An Unseen Enemy (which you can see below) and they never looked backed. While Dorothy would later concentrate on her stage career it was Lillian who went onto become the grand dame of modern cinema with a career that spanned 75 years, making her last film aged 94!
This blog’s main contribution is the recently released Blu-ray review of the controversial classic The Birth Of A Nation the three hour plus silent Civil War epic from D.W Griffith that catapulted Lillian Gish to movie stardom while causing a storm of upset via its unpleasant racial content that remains a bone of contention to this day, almost a century after its release.
If you wish to read more movie reviews on this site featuring Lillian and Dorothy Gish then please follow these links:
Thanks for reading and to everyone involved in this marvellous project, with special thanks to our great organisers Lindsey and Fritzi!