With a theatrical career spanning nearly 100 years, Gish saw motion
pictures evolve from flickers to blockbusters. Usually playing
someone needing to be rescued or protected, her trademark delicacy
and vulnerability belied a strong and complex woman whose
fatherless childhood taught her frugality, love for her mother and
her sister, Dorothy, and a distrust of men. The author, who was her
friend, chronicles the hardships, heartaches, and fierce... more...