Author Archives: Dorothy

Mary Ellen Comes to Town

I’m resurfacing for a moment to share a wonderful item I just received for my birthday.  A very generous pal sent this wonderful title card to me from Dorothy’s film Mary Ellen Comes to Town.  Released in 1920, sadly another … Continue reading

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The Hope Chest

Here is an absolutely charming lobby card from 1918’s The Hope Chest which was filmed in downtown Los Angeles at The Dutch Chocolate Shoppe.  The place, miraculously, still stands and is undergoing restoration.  The place is filled and themed with … Continue reading

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Dorothy Gish and James Rennie

James Rennie and Dorothy posed for an “official” portrait for the news media, this was published in Motion Picture Magazine in 1921.  

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James Rennie

  James Malachi Rennie married Dorothy Gish On December 26, 1920 in Greenwich, CT.   They divorced in 1935.   How’s that for a short and sweet post!?  

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Dorothy in 1915

The photographer is not identified (might be in the original magazine in the contents), this is from an issue of Photoplay in 1915. I suspect the photographer is Hoover Art Co. LA, whoever the photographer, Dorothy looks stunning, here at … Continue reading

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Dorothy Gish a Cinema Pioneer

Just because Dorothy started her career with D.W. Griffith does not make her an automatic pioneer.  She did not invent a lens or the close up.  Dorothy did pen at least one scenario that was adapted by Dell Henderson and … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday Dorothy Gish

The anniversary of Dorothy’s birthday was on March 11, 2012.  114th years young.  I only managed to get a brief post noting the day on Facebook.  Happily, my telephone interview went well.  E was a delight to speak with and … Continue reading

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Major Update

Forgive me for a moment while I shout with delight.  I received a response to a letter written a long time back, one I despaired that I’d never receive a reply.  I despaired for naught for today I received an … Continue reading

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Minor Update

A NYC researcher has been engaged!  How much of the material I want to see and will be accessible is anyone’s guess.  In any case, this is a HUGE step forward in the hunting and gathering research department.

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Musings on Photographs

While I’ve not been really on the hunt for photos, at least not yet, a few interesting things.  One thing I have noticed, it’s not always easy to find a candid shot of Dorothy, all by her lonesome.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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