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Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

I’ve been continuing my quest to see more Mary Pickford films. The second film I’ve seen is Poor Little Rich Girl, the first film where she played a child (as opposed to an adolescent) throughout the entire story. 937 more words


"About eats -- more anon..."

The letter below to Irene Peterkin was composed by her sister Ruby Peterkin precisely 100 years ago. Ruby has some “slack time” – only 350 soldier patients for a couple of weeks – and excursions into town are permitted.  1,993 more words

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My Introduction to Mary Pickford

My primary introduction to silent films has come through Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, John Barrymore and Douglas Fairbanks and I thought it was about time I learned more about some silent female stars. 946 more words


Douglas Fairbanks: The First King of Hollywood

Tracey Goessel’s The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2016) is such a marvellous book; superbly researched, including exclusive access to Mary Pickford’s letters, full of new information and elegantly written. 407 more words

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Past Imperfect - #342

Tour Guide: “And over here, we have the magnificent foyer of Pickfair Mansion, where Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks would welcome the stars of Hollywood into their fine home” 387 more words


Succeeding Like Success: Irish Cinema at Christmas 1915

Christmas 1915 was worth celebrating for those involved in the cinema in Ireland. Despite the war and attempts by religious groups to limit its expansion, cinema had continued to grow in 1915, and several new picture houses opened in time for end-of-year holiday season. 2,503 more words

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Christmas in Hollywood

Mary Pickford wanted to make sure Santa Claus can find his way in Hollywood.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/z4ff22d

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