by GISH, LILLIAN & SHIRLEY JONES (JAMES E. FRASHER, ED.)
New York: Scribner, 1973. First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author / actress Lillian Gish to fellow actress Shirley Jones at the half-title: “For Shirley Jones, Wish every fond wish, In remembrance, Lillian Gish.” A lavishly illustrated memoir of the careers and lives of the Gish sisters, two of the most esteemed actresses of stage and screen whose illustrious careers encompass virtually the entire span of American show business. Together they starred in D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, Broken Blossoms, Hearts of the World, and Orphans of the Storm as well as appearing on their own in numerous other film and stage productions. Includes filmographies and stageographies for each actress. A remarkable document of film history and a privileged glimpse into the lives of two very special women. Oversize coffee table format, 311 pages. A lightly used copy with some darkening to the cloth at the top edges and corners in a lightly used dust jacket with some minor dampstaining to the edges, a 1 1/2” tear to the top of the front panel, and some small chips and tape-repaired tears. Shirley Jones has enjoyed a remarkable career in musical theater, film, and television and is still going strong. Some of her best known work includes the musicals Carousel and The Music Man (both in film and on Broadway), the Richard Brooks film Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster (1960) for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, as the mother in the hit television series The Partridge Family (1970 - 1974), as well as many appearances in various other and television drama and sit-com series. (Inventory #: 20859E)
Literature, Performing Arts, Autographs, Manuscripts, Rare Cinema Material, Literary First Editions
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