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FANCHON THE CRICKET (1915)–Restoration by the Mary Pickford Foundation and the Cinémathèque Française

Backlots Posted by Lara on Jan 13, 2019

When we speak of “lost films,” we never mean really lost. The significance of that phrase is to say that no copies are known to have been preserved in any archive , museum, or collection–and thus, the film in question hasn’t been seen publicly since around the time of its r read more

Silents Are Golden: Silent Superstars, The Incomparable Mary Pickford

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 26, 2018

Silent Superstars, The Incomparable Mary Pickford You’ve all seen pictures of her, no doubt–of a girlish actress with long golden curls and a face like an Edwardian valentine. She was often photographed holding puppies and kittens, practically radiating purity and sweetness. And you might know read more

Mary Pickford e Mack Sennett: quando os canadenses se encontram / Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett: when Canadians meet

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Feb 11, 2018

Mary Pickford e Mack Sennett: quando os canadenses se encontram / Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett: when Canadians meet Quando você está em um país estrangeiro, qualquer pessoa que venha do mesmo lugar que você é visto como um aliado. Sempre que brasileiros se encontram no exterior, por exempl read more

Fridays With Mary Pickford: Stella Maris (1918)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

We conclude Fridays With Mary Pickford and….I can’t say I ended up with a positive impression of her. As one of my friends said, Pickford was a trailblazer but her acting doesn’t quite withstand the test of time. Stella Maris wasn’t intended to be my entry into Pickford’ read more

Fridays With Mary Pickford: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 14, 2016

Hollywood loves the simplicity of recycling. What works for one star will surely work for another, and so it was when the studio discovered another pint-sized sprite with sausage curls: Shirley Temple. Temple was groomed and marketed as the next Mary Pickford so it stands to reason many of Temple read more

Fridays With Mary Pickford: The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 1, 2016

After buckling swash with Errol Flynn last month I figured it was high time to return to this series’ true intentions: spotlighting actors whose work I’ve seen nothing of With that we return to the silent era, honoring the silent actress: Mary Pickford. Knee-deep in her success when she read more

Fridays With Mary Pickford: The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 1, 2016

After buckling swash with Errol Flynn last month I figured it was high time to return to this series’ true intentions: spotlighting actors whose work I’ve seen nothing of With that we return to the silent era, honoring the silent actress: Mary Pickford. Knee-deep in her success when she read more

The Films of Mary Pickford

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 10, 2016

Today, I'm taking an in-depth look at the films of Mary Pickford, one of the great stars of silent film. This article is part of The Marathon Stars Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and The Wonderful World of Cinema. This blogathon is a way for classic movie bloggers t read more

Mary Pickford – The Anti-Damsel Blogathon

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Aug 16, 2015

I am once again very happy to write again for the Anti-Damsel Blogathon! I have had such fun writing about strong women, real and on the screen. This time I am writing about America’s Sweetheart, the darling of silent classics, the anti-damsel herself, Mary Pickford. Mary is one of my favorit read more

Mary Pickford flagrantly takes part in nose booping. Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 10, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on September 10, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Though the 1914 version of Cinderella is a pretty dull affair, Mary Pickford does what she can with it. Our heroine’s footmen, you will recall, we transformed rats. Cinderella is a bit freaked about the general concept and is still no read more

Silent Movie Time Capsule: Mary Pickford is jilted by… Mack Sennett? An Arcadian Maid (1910)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Feb 18, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on February 18, 2014 in Video Well now, here’s a combination of performers I’ll bet you didn’t expect. D.W. Griffith directs Mary Pickford as a naive maid and Mack Sennett as a slick character who swindles her with promises of marriage. Griffith regular mom-type K read more

The Scandal of Mary Pickford’s Curls

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 18, 2013

Nicknamed, “The Girl with the Curls”, silent actress Mary Pickford had made her living through her spunky, confident persona and iconic matching long, golden curls. By early 1928, Pickford’s life and career was still at its peak. She was married to the equally legendary actor Dougl read more

The Scandal of Mary Pickford’s Curls

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jul 18, 2013

Nicknamed, “The Girl with the Curls”, silent actress Mary Pickford had made her living through her spunky, confident persona and iconic matching long, golden curls. By early 1928, Pickford’s life and career was still at its peak. She was married to the equally legendary actor Dougl read more

Silent Movie Bookshelf: The Films of Mary Pickford by Raymond Lee

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 9, 2013

Cover of my ex-library copy. Anytime you are dealing with an actor from the pre-feature era, a filmography book is essential. Assuming you are a fuddy-duddy who likes dead tree editions. Which I do. I like silent movies, for heaven’s sake! Anyway, when short films were the rule, it was possib read more

Silent Star Mini Biography: Mary Pickford

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Apr 21, 2013

Fame and power won with golden curls. Mary Pickford (1892-1979) Country of birth: Canada Birth name: Gladys Marie Smith The basics: Mary Pickford became an actress at the age of seven when her mother’s lodger gave her a part in his play. Pickford managed to steal the show even in a bit part. read more

Mary Pickford: Style Icon

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on Apr 8, 2013

I know what you’re going to say, “What!? Mary Pickford a style icon, really? Honestly? Have you gone mad?”  Well no, I haven’t gone mad, but yes, I honestly think Mary was a style icon beyond her “America’s Sweetheart” image. In honor of her 121st birthday on April 8th, let’s take a read more

A Chat With the Editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, Part II

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 14, 2013

Christel Schmidt: ready to bring Pickford to the masses Welcome to part two of my fabulous conversation with Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies. If you missed it here's part one. On Pickford's reputation today: I think Pickford is getting a lot closer to being back i read more

A Chat With the Editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, Part I

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 13, 2013

Christel under the marquee. (Yes, she's tiny. No one ever accused me of being a brilliant photographer!) I had the honor of chatting with Christel Schmidt, editor of and contributor to Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, when she came to Seattle recently to present a screening of Sparrows at the S read more

Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 8, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what Mary Pickford did to deserve the title of “Queen of the Movies,” the book Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (edited by Mary Pickford expert Christel Schmidt) will tell you everything you need to know and then some. Rather than being a traditional biogr read more

Loads of Mary Pickford News

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 5, 2013

Ever since the Mary Pickford blogathon--which was itself inspired by the increasing mentions of her in the media--it seems like Mary has been riding an ever-growing wave of popularity. In the past couple of months in particular, there's been so much buzz about her. Christel Schmidt Tours With Mar read more
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