The first thing to know about America’s sweetheart is that she was Canadian. It’s not so remarkable for a young actor to move to the States to seek work on Broadway, and eventually an undreamt-of place called Hollywood, …
Mary Pickford
Their First Misunderstanding, a 1911 Independent Moving Picture Co. (IMP) short starring Mary Pickford in her first fully credited film appearance, will make its second debut more than a century after its first at a special …
Mary Pickford
Did it grow naturally with the invention of the film camera? Not quite. The revolution in screen acting is often credited to a single actress of the silent era, one Mary Pickford, one of the most influential figures in film …
Mary Pickford
“WE big Irish all knew each other and we all stuck together,” is how Mary Pickford once recalled her days in the early decades of Hollywood. She recounted this in an interview for American television given in 1965, part of a …
Mary Pickford
One of my grandfather’s favorite lines was something that he heard when he and his best friend, Paul, took their famous trip to California during the winter of 1927-1928. As they were seeing the sights in Hollywood, they …
“She was the talent in the family,” she once said. Writing about women of the silent screen and leaving out Mary Pickford would be like writing about men of the silent screen and forgetting Charlie Chaplin. In a sense, both …
Seamus Heaney
The former “Brothers & Sisters” star, soon to appear on the big screen in …
Balthazar Getty
‘You didn’t really direct Mary. She was a very sure person in her own category’ – Howard Hawks This is a guest post for Silent London to mark International ... extraordinary pioneers – including Mary Pickford. Pickford
Mary Pickford
From its construction as a flagship for the fledgling film studio founded by silent film stars including Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, to its days as home to eccentric preacher Dr. Gene Scott, who was …
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