Code: MSFLN-06497 Author: W. Brown & D. Heneker ISBN/EAN: 573180016
Set in the early 20th century when silent film was still a new form of media, Dorothy and Lillian Gish follow their family friend, the newly dubbed Mary Pickford, to New York City to become actresses in moving pictures.
They are introduced to D.W. Griffith and he casts Lillian in his film The Birth of a Nation.
The movie's lack of success forces D.W. to vow make an even bigger movie, while Lillian struggles with maintaining the image that he audiences have attributed to her.
When Intollerance is also a commercial flop, D.W. urges Lillian to take an offer from another studio so that she can earn a living wage.
Soon after the industry makes a huge shift with the introduction of sound in pictures, forcing every film industry member to asses their place in the business.