This dazzling beaded charm bookmark is not only lovely, but it is quite functional. It serves a dual purpose – 1) as a bookmark when inside your book and 2) as a fidget toy while you read or otherwise.
Beaded charm bookmarks are a great alternative to traditional paper bookmarks as they tend not to slide around as much given the traction created by the fabric and the paper.
Notably, these are a perfect gift for the booklover in your life.
The inspiration behind this piece
Lillian Gish was considered “The Frist Lady of American Cinema.” Her career in film spanned an impressive 75 years, 1912-1987. Ten years earlier, she appeared in theater productions alongside her sister, Dorothy Gish, who would continue to work with her when she transitioned to the silver screen. During her first two years as a film actress, she appeared in over 25 short films and features, which earned her that prestigious title.
“The First Lady of American Cinema” was given this distinguished title because she pioneered acting techniques that resembled method acting. If the part called for it, she would personify it in real life. Method acting would only become a mainstream acting technique in the 1930s.
At the height of her career, she was known for playing roles that were wholesome and innocent. Given that she achieved such prominence with these roles early in her career, she did not transition smoothly into the significant parts of the 1920s. The 1920s was the era that celebrated the vamp, the easy-going fun-loving flapper, who, in contrast, marked the role of the wholesome, innocent part outdated and undesirable.
In response, Lillian returned to mostly acting in theater productions between the 1930s and 1940s. This is where she was happiest, as the theater was her first love.
By the end of her career, Lillian was a triple threat. She was an actress, a director, and a writer. She wrote and directed Remodeling Her Husband (1920)., a comedy silent comedy film that follows the story of a young bride who got married to reform her flirtatious husband. (I wish I could show a short clip from this film, but I couldn’t find one.)
Here is a short clip from Orphans of the Storm (1921), starring Lillian and Dorothy Gish.
While the design of this charm beaded bookmark, has little to do with the history of this silent film starlet, it is named after her for her wholesome image.
For a more extensive selection of charm beaded bookmarks, take a look here.
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