Sunday, June 19, 2011

Silent Film Star: Mary Pickford.

She had intended to have all of her films destroyed after her death, fearing that no one would care about them. She was convinced not to do this.

One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Arguably the silent era's most renowned female star. Film historian Ethan Katz goes so far as to call her "the most popular star in screen history".

Sister of actor/director Jack Pickford.

Sister of screen/stage actress Lottie Pickford.

In same stage company as Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish in early 1900s.

Step-mother to Douglas Fairbanks Jr..

Please click here to learn more about Mary Pickford.


  1. Dawn,
    I never get tired of looking at photos of Mary. Did you get to see the Pickford items including a lock of hair of hers that sold at auction yesterday? Great stuff to one lucky bidder.

  2. Page.. No, I did not get a chance to see them.. I bet they were beautiful.


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