Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mystery Surrounds The Real Lillian Alling

Handout, Photo courtesy of the Atlin Historical Society

John Murrell’s Lillian Alling is a poetic and theatrical creation suggested by the life of a remarkable woman. But who was the real Lillian?

Mollie Rolston (Mollie Owens back then) is one of the very few left who know something first hand about this shadowy figure. When she was six she met Lillian on her family’s ranch in Evelyn, just outside Smithers.

To read more of Vancouver Sun's David Gordon Duke interview with Mollie Rolston, click here.