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Past Imperfect - #403

Mary Pickford: “I’m sorry, what did you say?”

Mirror: “I said that you really shouldn’t leave the house wearing such a mess. Especially if you plan to flop your hands around like that. 448 more words


10 Ways Mary Pickford Changed the Movies Forever

Behind her “Girl with the Golden Curls” persona, Mary Pickford was a visionary who helped shape the Hollywood we know today.

Despite being America’s original “sweetheart,” Mary Pickford was actually born in Canada in 1892 as Gladys Marie Smith. 874 more words


Vintage Toronto Ads: The Little Tramp Likes Spaghetti

Originally published on Torontoist on October 2, 2007.

Source: Toronto Life, September 1972.

If you were a child passing through Toronto since the early 1970s, there’s a good chance you may have eaten at  494 more words


Laughing at limitations: those who pushed boundaries in Old Hollywood

There have been limitations in Hollywood since it’s earliest days – limitations on women, people of colour, LGBT persons, not to mention limitations on how a cinematic performance may be achieved. 1,534 more words

Old Hollywood

Week of July 7th, 1917

One hundred years ago this week, Mary Pickford gave a speech before the premier of her latest movie and Grace Kingsley was there to describe it. 706 more words