CINEMA / Farewell serenade to the queen of silents

Lorenzo Conti
Saturday 05 June 1993 23:02

LILLIAN GISH would have been 100 in October. Her death in February brought to an end one of the most illustrious careers in the history of cinema. To some extent, as film historian Kevin Brownlow has pointed out, her career is the history of cinema. Gish's first film was D W Griffith's An Unseen Enemy in 1912; her last The Whales of August, 75 years later. As a tribute to 'The First Lady of the Silent Screen', Brownlow is holding a rare screening of three of her finest films, including The Wind (1928, above), at the Camden Parkway (071-267 7034) at 3.30pm today. There is a live orchestra conducted by Carl Davis. Tickets: pounds 6- pounds 15. Lorenzo Conti

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