Lillian Gish: A Sort of Eucharist

Interview with Tennessee Williams
Conducted by James Grissom
New Orleans

Whatever else can be said, I need to stress that my survival owes a great deal to the fact that Lillian Gish existed, was on the screen, and served as a sort of Eucharist to which my mother and I could escape and receive. The world is just too harsh--my world was just too harsh--for there not to be a Lillian Gish in the world.

I owe her a great deal.

©  2015  James Grissom


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