College removes her name from their theater due to complaints of racism.
Lillian Gish: She-Wolf of the KKK?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/31/2020|
FFS.....SJW will indeed be our downfall...if Trump doesnt do it first.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/14/2019|
Everything that existed before 2015 is problematic and should be canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/14/2019|
That pathetic bust looks nothing like either Gish sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/14/2019|
You can major in pop culture at BGSU.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/14/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/14/2019|
I turned 21 at BGSU.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/14/2019|
This bothers me. The college raised money from Gish friends and fans for this. If I had given I would be pissed as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/14/2019|
My grandmother that lived in Oberlin, Ohio somehow knew her in her younger years. My brother , who attended Oberlin, relayed that to me, but I don't know the context of their relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/14/2019|
Why are we holding someone born in 1893 to 2019 standards of wokeness?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/14/2019|
I have a copy of her autobiography but I haven't looked at in many years (The Movies, Mr Griffith and Me). I'm pretty sure she addressed the racism in Birth of a Nation, but I'm also pretty sure she defended Griffith too. I'll have to see if I can find what she said.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/14/2019|
I wrote her a letter in the '70s and she responded with a lovely signed photo.
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|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/14/2019|
[quote]The college raised money from Gish friends and fans for this. If I had given I would be pissed as fuck.
That was over 40 years ago so I doubt many are even alive anymore.
This is about the fourth thread we've had on this, correct?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/14/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/14/2019|
This is the thing I've never understood, if you think a person was racist why do you want to remove their name? As racists they would, themselves, want their name to be removed from a buildings than to have them used by many races, while bearing their name, so you are not attacking their racism but reinforcing it. If Lillian Gish was racist, it would be more appropriate to create a regular series of African American films to be shown in the theater, as a fuck you. Just like if other colleges has an academic building named for a racist, instead of removing the name, it should be the location of the African American Studies department. To show that their racist views and ideology did not prevail.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/14/2019|
It's a good thing the black students union is working hard on this and not focusing on the fact that police have regularly shot children in Ohio. This is so much more meaningful.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/14/2019|
There is nothing eternal or iconic about this cunt to suggest she deserves that dreadful bust to stand forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/14/2019|
Doing life without parole, R6?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/14/2019|
R16 well the NUMBER ONE concern should be black on black homicides
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/14/2019|
There is more than one dorm at UT named after a KKK wizard. It bothered me when I was there in the 90s and it bothers me now. This stuff has been a long time coming and it's a change for the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/14/2019|
La Dame aux Camellias....
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/14/2019|
Simple ; Every building from now on has to be named for a saint.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/14/2019|
"Why, we had no IDEA Lillian Gish was in such a film. We're shocked, SHOCKED to find this out 100 years later. Off with her bust, immediately!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/14/2019|
MOST college kids don't even know who Lillian Gish is
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/14/2019|
This sounds like a college whose curriculum is based on a game of tenpins.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/14/2019|
R4 are you referring to Bowling Green State University?
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|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/14/2019|
She sucked as my co-star.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/14/2019|
The only time I ever saw Miss Gish in public she was with another actress and, of course, doing all the talking.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/14/2019|
R22 Two Protestant churches in my area have changed their names. They have removed the saint's names because they were "insufficiently inclusive".
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|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/14/2019|
Didn't Lillian and her sister Dorothy used to lez it up back in the day?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/14/2019|
I'm no particular fan of this movie star BUT she obviously remained alert and vital much longer than most of her co-stars.
I wish she could have written a thorough account of her long career. She may have done so, I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/14/2019|
Lillian Gish was great. Back in the 'seventies, did a tour talking about her movie career. It featured excerpts of silent films in which she had appeared. I was just a kid, but already obsessed with old movies, and my father took me to see her when she can to our town. She was very sharp and charming.
She'd been madly in love with D.W. Griffith (director of the notorious Birth of a Nation), and I expect that she never said a critical word about him or the film. Griffith dumped her for another, untalented actress. His longtime cameraman complained bitterly, and repeatedly told him he should have stayed with Lillian.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/14/2019|
I hear the SJW outrage over bullshit like this and I can actually see where Trump supporters are coming from. These social "activists" should be taken to the nearest town square and publicly buttfucked to within an inch of their worthless lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/14/2019|
PC gone mad. Haven't these people got better more constructive things to do. Will the University be returning the money Gish left them?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/14/2019|
R35 sounds even more enraged than the ‘SJW’ types over something that has even less meaning to her life than it does theirs....hmm
Of course R35 isn’t an actual Dump drone, but she can see where they are coming from on this vital issue.
No chance R35 chose the punishment of a ‘public buttfucking in the town square’ because she’s a rabid homophobe...
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/14/2019|
Miss Prisspot at R37 had to cut her whining short because she had to run out and buy tampons to stop the seepage from her gaping anus. Tonight she's going to a demonstration at the public library to get the book [italic]Black Beauty[/italic] banned for racist content.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/14/2019|
In R37's world, if you disapprove of the inane antics of the SJWs, you're an automatic Trumpster. This is why the Democratic party is turning to shit.
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|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/14/2019|
Bette Davis got the last laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/14/2019|
Where does this end???? With tearing down of the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial? After all, they owned slaves... Changing the name of our nation's capital to the District? Dynamite half of Mount Rushmore? Holding someone accountable to the standards of today for something that happened 100 years ago is absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/14/2019|
It’s not about holding her accountable. She’s dead...
It’s about institutional control over what reflects their values. Nobody guaranteed Miss Gish the right to eternal admiration.
It’s really nobody’s business outside of the school community.
For all the screeching about ‘SJW’ there sure does seem to be a need for the alt-right to stick noses where they do not belong and are not welcome to insure justice for dead creeps.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/14/2019|
You were warned that the denouncements would expand and that eventually no one would be safe. That's the way it has always been. Decide at what point you think would be the right time to speak up.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/14/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/14/2019|
I also attended one of those evenings in the '70s, r34. She was pretty wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/14/2019|
Miss Gish used to have sex with Mr Griffith at this house.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/14/2019|
She was a great artist.
Some of the remarks above make me ashamed of DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/14/2019|
Didn't Tennessee write Blanche for her?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/14/2019|
BGSU doesn’t deserve her. Her name should be on a Broadway theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/14/2019|
Given no one is perfect then maybe nothing should be named after anyone and no statues or monuments should be erected of anyone - all existing ones should be removed.
And while we are at it why not remove Facebook sites for individuals as they fall under that category.
Honestly its just nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/14/2019|
[quote]Why are we holding someone born in 1893 to 2019 standards of wokeness?
Because that's how woke assholes operate, and, for now, they're allowed to screech louder than everyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/14/2019|
She was just an actress. Not “just” because after all, as Bette Davis said, she was there when they invited the close up.
But she didn’t fucking write Birth of a Nation.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/14/2019|
[quote]Why are we holding someone born in 1893 to 2019 standards of wokeness?
Because most people are too coward to speak up about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/14/2019|
All this history erasure bullshit needs to stop. What next? How about sending the Antifa loons to threaten Annabeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/15/2019|
"Where does this end????"
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/15/2019|
When will the SJWs demand the bannination of the Democratic Party for being the party of the Confedracy, slavery, segregation and the Ku Klux Klan?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/15/2019|
Lillian Gish showed up on Broadway for a tribute to Mary Martin in 1985. At the time, I thought Lillian was a lesbian. I do not remember her comments,, but I was impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/15/2019|
[quote]Where does this end???? With tearing down of the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial? After all, they owned slaves... Changing the name of our nation's capital to the District? Dynamite half of Mount Rushmore?
Jesus Christ, calm the fuck down.
A private institution decided after over 40 years that they no longer wanted to use the name of a woman who starred in and defended racist propaganda in the early 1900s.
No, they're not going to blow up Mount Rushmore because of this, you screaming baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/15/2019|
And a Broadway musical on her resume, of course......
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/15/2019|
I saw some interview in the mid to late 80s where she was questioned about the racism in the movie and she said it wasn't racist and DW Griffith wasn't racist and was a "southern gentleman". She tried to deflect from answering the questions head on. During that time period she was very highly thought of for her contributions and old and appeared to be from a different time period. Because the movie is racist as fuck. And there was so much negative press about it at the time (blacks in the north rioted) DW filmed Intolerance to "make up" for making the KKK heroes in TBOAN.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/15/2019|
This reminds me of the Holocaust poem...first they came for the socialists. That’s exactly where this insanity is leading us as a woke society god help us.
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|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/15/2019|
I was thinking along the same lines during the recent banishment of Kate Smith for similar offenses. Everyone is ginning up so much anger and hatred, and perspective is far more interesting and educational. Kate Smith was insufferable growing up, but then I learned the bitch sold $600 million worth of anti-fascist war bonds during WWII and I had to give the chick her props. Maybe it is time to retire Kate Smith and Lillian Gish, but why do the young people have to do it with such vitriol? And what do they have in mind to replace them with? Believe it or not a snotty attitude will not diminish the achievements they're seeking to toss into the rubbish with dishonor. It's a disgraceful display of (another problematic D.W. Griffith contribution) Intolerance.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/15/2019|
Has anyone actually watched ' Birth of a Nation'?
I've only seen extracts of it but I have to turn it off because—
The photography is murky.
The actors have jerky, spastic movements.
The actors have to mime which brings communication down to a moronic level.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/15/2019|
R65, it's very hard to sit through. Because of the subject matter and some of the hokey acting, it seems even older than it actually is. There are also a lot of horrible prints of it circulating. Orphans of the Storm, which is a DW Griffith/Lillian Gish movie about the French Revolution, is much better. It's dreary at the start, but it works up to a chase-and-rescue sequence that is wonderfully edited even by modern standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/15/2019|
I surprised that Ethel Merman was so nice to Lillian in the video above, e be even called her Miss Gish.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/15/2019|
I tried to sit through it and remember there being one hot guy in it but I think he gets killed.
So after that I lost interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/15/2019|
I agree, Bertha. Silent films are unwatchable unless there's a beautiful man or an added music score.
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|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/15/2019|
I watched The Wind a week ago and just finished watching The Scarlet Letter. She's great in them!
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/31/2020|