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  Mary Pickford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pickford and Fairbanks were the first actors to leave their handprints in the courtyard cement at the Chinese Theater (Pickford also left her footprints).
The "Mary Pickford Theater" at the United States Library of Congress was named in her honor.
Pickford became deeply involved in the design of the theatre, and two Anthony Heinsbergen murals in the auditorium feature her.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Pickford   (3255 words)

  
 Mary Pickford - Canadian Women in Film - Celebrating Women's Achievements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Pickford, nicknamed "America's Sweetheart," was one of the most successful women in the film industry in the early part of the 20th century.
Mary Pickford (known for her long locks of golden curls) got her start in show business at the age of five, when boarders who were living in her house asked if she and her younger sister Lottie wanted to be extras in a schoolroom scene at one of the theatres in Toronto.
Mary Pickford was presented with an award to commemorate her achievements in the industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1976.
www.collectionscanada.ca /women/002026-710-e.html   (1173 words)

  
 American Experience | Mary Pickford | Teacher's Guide | PBS
Mary Pickford offers insights into topics in American history including the rise of the motion picture industry, women and business in the twentieth century, technological developments, the rise of celebrity culture, entertainment in America, popular images of women and women's roles, and more.
Pickford and Fairbanks became romantically involved while both were married to other people; they delayed making their relationship public because they feared angering their fans and hurting their careers.
Pickford tried more demanding and dramatic roles after her initial success in Hollywood, and even cut off her famous golden curls to break with her "little girl" image, but most of her fans still wanted her to play her old roles.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/pickford/tguide/index.html   (992 words)

  
 Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pickford's worldwide popularity in the '20s was unprecedented, and watching her in these roles (and as the shopgirl in My Best Girl), you see precisely why.
Pickford (who also wrote the screenplay, under a pseudonym) and the director, William Beaudine, shape the scene in emotional terms, playing out the dramatic line slowly so that you take in each stage of Annie's response -- which begins (in a reversal of the traditional pattern) with resignation and ends in grief.
Pickford overplays the verse, and though she could carry off much younger roles in just a few years earlier, somehow she comes across as too matronly for Katherine.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/05/21/MARY_PICKFORD.html   (848 words)

  
 The religion of Mary Pickford, actress
Mary Pickford was raised as a Catholic and considered herself a devout Catholic as an adult.
Mary Pickford was born Gladys Marie Smith in a six-room, two-story brick house in Toronto sometime in the early 1890s...
Mary and Doug felt it was their duty to live quiet, sober lives of respectability as a way of atoning for the scandal of their divorces and marriage.
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 Mary Pickford, Best Actress Oscar 1929
Mary Pickford won the Oscar for Coquette, her first talking picture, that proved, if anything, that she was much better in silent films.
Pickford's main competition that year was Ruth Chatterton, expected to win the award for her role in Madame X, but it was rumored that Pickford had it worked into her contract for Coquette, that she would take home the big prize.
Mary Pickford was born in Toronto in 1892, and with the help of an eager stage mom, went to work on the stage at the age of six.
www.angelfire.com /film/robbed/pickford.htm   (974 words)

  
 The Biography Channel - Mary Pickford Biography
The marriage didn't last, however, because on a war bond tour during World War I, Mary met a man who was to have a profound effect on both her personal and professional life.
Though Mary won an Oscar that same year for a "grown-up" role in 'Coquette', audiences never really accepted her as an adult, and she retired in 1933, finally marrying Charles "Buddy" Rogers, an actor and musician, in 1937.
She was known to drink to excess in her later years and Mary Pickford died of a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 87, in April 1979.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/714:0/Mary_Pickford.htm   (336 words)

  
 Mary Pickford at Classic Actresses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith on April 8, 1892, in Toronto, Canada.
Mary divorced Owen and married actor Douglas Fairbanks in March 1920.
Mary was offered the role of Norma Desmond in the 1950 drama Sunset Boulevard but she turned it down.
www.classicactresses.com /mary.html   (317 words)

  
 How Mary Pickford Got Her Start In the Pictures
Mary wasn't playing a ragged child, however, but a very prettily dressed, aristocratic-looking youngster she was.
When Mary was rigged out in these dainties, with her fluffy curls bobbing about her face, Owen Moore, a regular member of the company then, never took his eyes away from her, and we all knew that a romance had that day begun, culminating so happily a few years later in their marriage.
Mary was playing in a picture in which she had had various experiences while trying to elope.
www.2020site.org /marypickford/firstrole.html   (1480 words)

  
 Elaina B. Archer on Mary Pickford--The Lybarger Links Interview
Archer serves as the manager of the Mary Pickford library, and she and producer Hugh Munro Neely through Timeline Films and Milestone Film and Video have recently restored six of Pickford’s best-loved features for home video.
One of the most striking aspects of Pickford’s body of work is how subtle her acting is. When most people think of silent movies, they imagine pasty-faced actors mugging and waving their arms as if they were having epileptic fits.
Mary and her collaborators were also daring with the content of some of her films.
www.tipjar.com /dan/marypickford.htm   (1147 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Mary Pickford Rediscovered: Books: Kevin Brownlow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pickford was a founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--she's credited with having conceived of the institution--and she cofounded United Artists with Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, and Douglas Fairbanks.
The first comprehensive study of silent film star Mary Pickford, this lush photographic tribute is a testament not only to Pickford's monumental career but also to film curators and preservationists who, in efforts such as this, renew appreciation for their subjects.
Mary Pickford was an actress of amazing charm and subtlety, very different from the image most of us have of her today, and even without a copy of one of her films nearby(you're going to want to seek them out), the photographs show it, and the wonderful text by Kevin Brownlow supports it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0810943743?v=glance   (2382 words)

  
 Biography for Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By now Mary was 20 and had appeared in 176 films; most performers today couldn't boast that kind of work record for their entire career.
By 1913 Mary had cut back her grueling schedule drastically, with only four movies in 1913, but she was by no means idle; she was now writing and producing films.
Mary was more than an actress; she was a tough, savvy businesswoman with, and was proud of the fact that she knew what worked for her and what didn't.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0681933/bio   (1374 words)

  
 Mary Pickford (Widescreen) - Wal-Mart
Known as America's sweetheart, Mary Pickford was famous for playing darling girls and feisty young women in wildly popular films seen around the globe.
But, as Mary would learn in the most painful way, fame is fickle and life at the top is precarious.
"Mary Pickford" charts the rise and fall of the actress who became the most powerful woman in Hollywood and is the first in-depth look at her remarkable career and impact on today's Hollywood culture.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=4026330   (628 words)

  
 About Mary Pickford
If she set her mind on something, Mary would not give up until she was in the door, and had the chance to prove herself.
Whether she was surprising Toronto audiences at the age of five, auditioning for David Belasco, or convincing D.W. Griffith that she was worth more than any of the other stock performers in his Biograph company, Mary believed in her ability to overcome all obstacles.
Her ambition may have stemmed from a need to survive in troubled times, but her innate talent is what made Mary Pickford one of the most incredible performers on screen, and her head for business made her one of the greatest perfectionists in the history of film.
www.marypickford.com /about.html   (151 words)

  
 Mary Pickford: Independnt Profile
And though she was not the first female performer to achieve star status, Pickford was arguably the movies' first superstar.
Mary Pickford used her screen-idol reputation to become her own producer, and ultimately her own company boss with the formation of United Artists.
Pickford dumbfounded her associates with her business astuteness, paving the way as Hollywood's first female movie mogul.
www.cobbles.com /simpp_archive/mary-pickford_intro.htm   (340 words)

  
 Mary Pickford
One of the co-founders of United Artists at a time that most women didn't even work, Mary Pickford was more than an Academy Award winning actress (for her work in "Coquette").
Businesswoman, movie maker, and "America's Sweetheart," Mary was one of people who helped incorporate Beverly Hills, and one street, Pickfair, still bears the combination of her name and that of her one-time husband, Douglas Fairbanks.
Buddy Rogers, Mary had one of the greatest jewelry collections in the world.
www.hollywoodlegends.com /mary-pickford.html   (143 words)

  
 Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mary Pickford room, one of our premier rooms, features French blue satin draperies with rose accent hues.
The antique fireplace mantle is the framework for a portrait of Mary Pickford.
The Mary Pickford room is the largest in the house and can accommodate a rollaway bed.
thepickfordhouse.com /acc-mary.html   (93 words)

  
 Silent Era: People: Actresses: Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford began in motion pictures at the Biograph Company in New York under the direction of legendary film director D.W. Griffith.
Pickford played a number of juvenile roles before graduating to ingenue leads in rotation with other Biograph actresses, as was Griffith’s modus operandi.
Pickford left the Biograph Company late in 1910 to make films for Thomas H. Ince and the IMP company in Cuba.
www.silentera.com /people/actresses/Pickford-Mary.html   (216 words)

  
 Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While Charlie Chaplin is still considered one of the great comics of old-time cinema, Mary Pickford isn't as famous - anymore.
But during her heyday, from the early years of the 20th century until the 1930s, the Toronto-born actor was the biggest box office star in the United States.
In fact, it's safe to call Pickford the Julia Roberts of her day.
www.mutoworld.com /Pickford.htm   (414 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Mary Pickford: DVD: Sue Williams (II),Charlotte Smith,Jeanine Basinger,Eileen Whitfield,Lottie ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mary Pickford was the most popular actress of the early 1900s.
This is unfortunate because even though Mary went through tragedy and sadness especially in her later years, much of her life was happy and she was a very positive person.
Neither mention Mary's writing or go into great depth about her relationship with her brother or sister or her sister's daughter Gwynne who lived with Mary.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000A6T1JA?v=glance   (866 words)

  
 Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford - Mary Pickford (Gladys Mary Smith) actress Born: 4/8/1892 Birthplace: Toronto, Canada Academy Award...
THE HOUSES THAT MADE HOLLYWOOD.(the homes of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks; George Cukor; Dolores del Rio and Cedric Gibbons;......
Mary Miles Minter still fascinates us!(1919 silent film adaptation of novel Anne of Green Gables with actress Mary Miles Minter)
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 Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born in 1893 in a house which stood near this site, Gladys Marie Smith appeared on stage in Toronto at the age of five.
Her theatrical career took her to Broadway in 1907 where she adopted the name Mary Pickford.
The actress's earliest film, "Her First Biscuits", was released by the Biograph Company in 1909 and she soon established herself as the international cinema's first great star.
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 Mary Pickford's Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United Artist Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA was built as the flagship theater for the then fledgling United Artists Studios.
Founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin, The United Artists needed a flagship studio.
Both the site, here in Los Angeles, and a particular Cathedral in Segovia, Spain were personally chosen by the deeply spiritual Mary Pickford, (she is the author of "Why Not Try God") as the model for the new theater.
www.drgenescott.com /marypickford.htm   (340 words)

  
 Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MP#1 - Mary Pickford Postcard - Fancy "Beagle Type" boarder and a nice strong Mary Pickford image - $9
MP#7 - Mary Pickford Postcard - German continental sized but trimmed to standard size, still very nice - $8
Mary Pickford Postcard - British PP - $8
www.moviebilia.com /mary_pickford.htm   (218 words)

  
 Mary Pickford - Northern Stars
The original of this postcard of Mary Pickford is part of The Northern Stars Collection
It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of Mary Pickford's fame when looking back from the vantage point of today's modern media.
We live in an age where the star system is entrenched, supported by Press Agents, PR firms, and image makers and driven by an invisible network of media outlets that circle the globe.
www.northernstars.ca /actorspqr/pickford.html   (128 words)

  
 MyBestGirl27.com - Mary Pickford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Before the three genuises of Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, Mary was appearing on silent movie screens and Nickelodeons as people began noticing her.
As shop girl Maggie Johnson, she works in a five and dime department store where she meets and falls for the handsome Joe Grant, played by Charles "Buddy" Rogers, who is actually working incognito as the store owner's son, Joe Merrill.
This romantic comedy is truly one of Mary's finest movies and played an even more significant role in her personal life.
www.mybestgirl27.com   (295 words)

  
 The Record (Bergen County, NJ): MARY PICKFORD@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Record (Bergen County, NJ): MARY PICKFORD@ HighBeam Research
In the 1917 film "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," Mary Pickford
In the 1918 film "Stella Maris," Mary Pickford commits murder and
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