Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an American stage, screen and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. Gish was called The First Lady of American Cinema. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D. W. Griffith. "A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning."
With the advent of short skirts in the 20s, garters were a necessity to the feminine costume; they were made of frilly ribbons, ruffles and jeweled clasps. What could be more convenient than attaching a little glass bottle to the ribboned or jeweled clasp? Of course there were those flappers who just tucked their flask under the elastic band!