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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Life and Lillian Gish by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861 - 1937).

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An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine chronicles Gish's early life, her close relationship with her sister Dorothy, her rise in film as an actor with Biograph Studios and muse of D. W. Griffith, her short time as a contract actor with MGM, and her return to the stage in the advent of the talkies. Peppered throughout with intimate and amusing anecdotes, this is a must-read for film historians, silent film enthusiasts, and admirers of one of cinema's legendary talents. ( Tomas Peter)
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Post by Ealswythe » January 20th, 2018, 2:58 pm

I'll take Chapter 1 "A Girl Child, Born with a Caul."
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Awesome! I'll sign you up once the MW is ready, Linda. Thanks! :)

I also spotted a teensy error in the summary. :oops: If the future MC could use this one, that'd be great.
An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bigelow Paine chronicles Gish's early life, her close relationship with her sister Dorothy, her rise in film as an actor with Biograph Studios and muse of D. W. Griffith, her short time as a contract actor with MGM, and her return to the stage in the advent of the talkies. Peppered throughout with intimate and amusing anecdotes, this is a must-read for film historians, silent film enthusiasts, and admirers of one of cinema's legendary talents. (Tomas Peter)
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Oh, and in case there are questions about copyright status:
ChuckW wrote:
January 11th, 2018, 4:22 pm
WiltedScribe wrote:
January 11th, 2018, 12:16 pm
I could take this on as BC of a group project, provided the 1932 publication year isn't an issue (I'd assume not, since Gutenberg says this is PD in the US).
If it helps, I personally submitted this book to PG a long time ago to determine its copyright status and was told it's in the public domain.
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Post by aradlaw » January 20th, 2018, 3:58 pm

I can MC this for you Tomas, the summary is corrected and we await a DPL. :D
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Post by HZFerr » January 20th, 2018, 4:12 pm

:D May I claim DPL?
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Post by aradlaw » January 20th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Welcome Helen. :D We'll wait until Tomas sees this.

Tomas, I'll take sections 14 & 27 if I may.
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 7:18 pm

Thank you for MCing, David! :) The MW is all set up and looking good.
HZFerr wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 4:12 pm
:D May I claim DPL?
Yes, thank you for volunteering. :D

Available sections are now open for claiming!
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 7:19 pm

aradlaw wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Welcome Helen. :D We'll wait until Tomas sees this.

Tomas, I'll take section 14 if I may.
Certainly you may. It's been assigned! :)
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Post by aradlaw » January 20th, 2018, 7:22 pm

Ooops, I found section 27 also. :)

eta: I've added Helen as DPL and will now move us over to Readers Wanted.
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 7:26 pm

aradlaw wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Ooops, I found section 27 also. :)

eta: I've added Helen as DPL and will now move us over to Readers Wanted.
Great! Glad we can start so soon. :D
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Post by ChuckW » January 20th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Awesome! I'm glad to see we're finally doing this one. :-) There are some other early celebrity biographies I'd love to see recorded for Librivox, but this is the big one.

I would like to read a couple of chapters from one of my favorite parts of Gish's career: the early Biograph years. Could I take Sections 21 and 22?
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 8:07 pm

ChuckW wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Awesome! I'm glad to see we're finally doing this one. :-) There are some other early celebrity biographies I'd love to see recorded for Librivox, but this is the big one.

I would like to read a couple of chapters from one of my favorite parts of Gish's career: the early Biograph years. Could I take Sections 21 and 22?
I'm glad you brought it to my attention. I don't come across celebrity biographies around here much, so I'd be interested in BCing more in the future if this one is popular.

Aaaaand you've also been assigned those sections. :mrgreen:
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 9:14 pm

After a bit of consultation, I'm going to change the PL standard to special, as I would like all files checked for proper technical specifications and volume before they are marked PL OK. I'm going to be coordinating a few new projects in the coming weeks, so I won't have the time to double-check the files here myself.

I've updated the first post with this information. :thumbs:
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Post by bluechien » January 20th, 2018, 9:23 pm

Can I take 3 and 4, please?
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Post by WiltedScribe » January 20th, 2018, 9:25 pm

bluechien wrote:
January 20th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Can I take 3 and 4, please?
Thank you, Eva! :)
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