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Dorothy World Has Been Quiet

In deep silence since 2014!  This does not mean work on Dorothy has stopped, not at all.  Dorothy has been moved to the back burner because I want to finish up some Rudolph Valentino projects. I still am amassing, collating … 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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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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The Search for Dorothy Gish

Dorothy retired from acting in 1964, in 2010 you’d think there would be nobody left to talk about working with her.  You’d think wrong!  The list of people still with us is a pleasant surprise.  Certainly not nearly as depressing … Continue reading

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Primary Sources

In working previously on Valentino, I knew all too well primary source material would be hard to come by and direct testimony impossible since there is nobody left alive who knew him. Dorothy Gish is a little different.  She lived longer, … Continue reading

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