"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Girl Tuesday - Lillian Gish

Silent film star of the 1920s, Lillian Gish, was D.W. Griffith's leading lady in the early classics Birth of a Nation and Intolerance.   Amazingly, she lived to be 100, and had her last role in the 1987 movie, The Whales of August, at age 94.  

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