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Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979)

Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” Gladys Louise Smith (known as Mary Pickford) was actually Canadian (born in Toronto). 186 more words


Week of January 13th, 1917

Geraldine Farrar

Joan the Woman

One hundred years ago this week, the biggest film event was the West Coast premier of Cecil De Mille’s (no B. 738 more words

Mary Pickford Stars in "Beverly Hills 9021-Oh Holy Night"

Known as “America’s Sweetheart” during the silent film era, Mary Pickford became one of the most powerful women in the history of Hollywood. By 1916, she was earning $10,000 a week plus half the profits of every film in which she appeared (and there were a lot!). 456 more words

Historian's Desk

Week of November 4th, 1916

One hundred years ago this week, Grace Kingsley had some big news about a Broadway star:

George M. Cohan, famous actor, playwright and producer, has at last fallen for the ‘filums.’ According to telegraphic advices received last night, he is going into the motion picture field full tilt, and will organize a company with himself as producer, player and author.

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Katharine Hepburn on Silent Pictures

Katharine Hepburn on ‘silent’ movies from her famous interview with Dick Cavett:

‘Everything becomes different. They don’t look silly to me. Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, a lot of those pictures, a lot of the comedies…You look at Silent Pictures with a different point of view because they… 8 more words

Adelaide Webster

In the last few weeks I have added several portraits to my collection.  We begin with #AdelaideWebster, painter in oil and watercolour.  Adelaide was born in Glasgow in 1877.   305 more words

Drawings And Sketches