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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 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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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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Contact Made!

I sent out some letters last week to follow up on leads for people still alive who worked with Dorothy. I just got a response back and it was a positive one. It’s not a lot of information, but, darn … Continue reading

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War Bond Rally & Other Newsreel Footage

Here’s an unusual video clip I found while searching the web.  It features Dorothy during the Fourth Liberty Bond Drive in 1918.  Gotta love it, she was a cutie! Dorothy Gish signing autographs and posing with a rifle Here’s another … Continue reading

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Lost Films – Turning the Tables

Part of the challenge to researching Dorothy Gish is the lack of available films.  Virtually all the key films she made from 1917 through 1920 are lost.  Turning the Tables from 1919 is an example. A trade ad for one … Continue reading

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Anyone Interested in Dorothy Gish?

  Let’s hope so!  Query letters have been mailed to some publishers today.

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The Dorothy Gish Project is Not Asleep

We’ve certainly not been resting, either. Distracted by other projects and continuing to promote the Rudolph Valentino  book published last year, Dorothy has been pushed to the furthest of back burners.  This is about to change!  A new source of research … Continue reading

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Let’s have a Cocktail

No, nothing exciting to celebrate at this moment.  In shuffling paper and digging about, who knew there was a cocktail created in Dorothy’s honor?  I do not know who cooked this one up, but it originates from an old Bacardi cocktail … Continue reading

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