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Mary Pickford Queen Of The Silent Film Era

Author : George A. Walker
ISBN : 9780889848702
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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At the age of 17, Toronto-born Gladys Louise Smith, known to the world as Mary Pickford, burst onto the silent-film scene. But Pickford was more than just ‘the girl with the curls’. In addition to her acting career—an unequivocal success spanning 52 features—Pickford helped establish the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the studio United Artists. The first woman to create her own film corporation, she pioneered the roles of the independent actress, film star, producer and distributor. In Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era, wood engraver George A. Walker tells the story of Pickford’s life in a visual, sequential narrative not unlike the silent films of old. Walker’s black-and-white wood engravings recall the monochromatic media of Pickford’s films, and echo the experience of interpreting stories visually. Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era originated as a limited edition of 35 copies hand printed in Walker’s studio in Leslieville, Toronto.
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Mary Pickford Rediscovered

Author : Kevin Brownlow
ISBN : UOM:39015043788317
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rare period photographs, production shots, and film stills--many never before published--celebrate the life and career of silent-film star Mary Pickford, in an illustrated filmography that also includes personal anecdotes about the silent era in Hollywood films.
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Mary Pickford

Author : Scott Eyman
ISBN : 0002156849
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Scott Eyman examines the life of Mary Pickford, interviewing those who knew her and uncovering previously undisclosed anecdotes to establish that, while Pickford's screen image was derived from 19th-century models of womanhood, she was truly one of the first 20th-century women. Superior.--Publishers Weekly. Black-and-white photographs.
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Mary Pickford

Author : Christel Schmidt
ISBN : 9780813136677
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians sheds new light on this icon's incredible life and legacy. Pickford emerges from the pages in vivid detail. She is revealed as a gifted actress, a philanthropist, and a savvy industry leader who fought for creative control of her films and ultimately became her own producer. This beautifully designed volume features more than two hundred color and black and white illustrations, including photographs and stills from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Together with the text, they paint a fascinating portrait of a key figure in American cinematic history.
Category: Performing Arts

Mary Pickford

Author : Kathleen A. Feeley
ISBN : 9780429978661
Genre : Social Science
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On screen and off, movie star Mary Pickford personified the 'New Woman' of the early 1900s, a moniker given to women who began to demand more autonomy inside and outside the home. Well educated and career-minded, these women also embraced the new mass culture in which consumption and leisure were seen to play a pivotal role in securing happiness. Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman examines Pickford's role in the rise of industrial capitalism and consumer culture, and uses her life and unprecedented career as a wildly popular actress and savvy film mogul to illustrate the opportunities and obstacles faced by American women during this time. Following Pickford's life from her childhood on stage to her rise as a powerful studio executive, this book gives an overview of her enduring contribution to American film and mass culture. It also explores her struggles to surpass her confining public film persona as 'America's Sweetheart' with her creative and business achievements, mirroring how women, both then and today, must reconcile domestic life with professional aspirations and work. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a woman's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a 'good read' featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.
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Mary Pickford

Author : Peggy Dymond Leavey
ISBN : 9781459700765
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mary Pickford’s ambition, passion, innate talent, and savvy business acumen sent her career into the stratosphere and set the blueprint for the modern movie star. Born Gladys Louise Smith in 1892, Pickford was raised in a house on University Avenue in Toronto and began her acting career on the stage. However, her determination led her to the new world of motion pictures, where she not only revolutionized acting method but negotiated her own terms for the highest salary for any actress and complete creative control over her films – unheard of behaviour for a woman of that period. Pickford co-founded United Artists in 1919 with Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin, which turned the existing studio system on its head. The actress’s subsequent marriage to Fairbanks incited a fan frenzy comparable to today’s obsession with couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Although Pickford’s star faded with the advent of talking pictures, she was the catalyst for the culture of Hollywood celebrity that enthralls us today.
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My Rendezvous With Life

Author : Mary Pickford
ISBN : 9781787208902
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First published in 1935, this book by famous film actress Mary Pickford is an essay on death and her belief in an afterlife and the undying human spirit. “When we stop to consider that all of life, as we understand it, springs from a little seed, then a progression of life beyond this present experience should not seem such a miraculous thing. “The development of a Sequoia tree growing two hundred and fifty feet into the air and living five thousand years is, to me, more amazing than the transition we call death. “And so why do we humans in this world think of our progression out of it as such a great mystery when the wise ones through the ages have assured us that the only part of us that really can be destroyed is our false and limited conception of life?”—Mary Pickford
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Sweatheart

Author : Robert Windeler
ISBN : UOM:39015004935832
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The Parade S Gone By

Author : Kevin Brownlow
ISBN : 0520030680
Genre : Performing Arts
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A narrative and photographic history of the early days of the movies, combining fact, anecdote, and reminiscence in a critical survey of films, actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, technicians, and other participants and hangers-on.
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Mary Pickford Notebook Achieve Your Goals Perfect 120 Lined Pages 1

Author : Lucanus
ISBN : 1691247553
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A unique, fashionable, lined notebook with modern and amazing Mary Pickford cover.It's your notebook and you can write here your goals, tasks and big ideas. On the first white page is information - This notebook belongs to: (and a little motivation about you!: ) ).This great quality product make amazing gift perfect for any special occasion or for a bit of luxury for everyday use.Blank Notebooks Are Perfect for every occasion: Stocking Stuffers & Gift BasketsGraduation & End of School Year GiftsTeacher GiftsArt ClassesSchool ProjectsDiariesGifts For WritersSummer Travel& much much more... (proud, focus, fun, achievement, trust, pleasure, investments, profit, money)Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 - May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born American film actress and producer.With a career spanning 50 years, she was a co-founder of both the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio (along with Douglas Fairbanks) and, later, the United Artists film studio (with Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith), and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who present the yearly "Oscar" award ceremony.See the other products in this exciting series and discover hidden talents within yourself now!
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The Semi Widow

Author : Mary Pickford
ISBN : OCLC:221792781
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Pickford

Author : Eileen Whitfield
ISBN : 0813191793
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A comprehensive biography of film's first star traces her rise to fame with the growth of the medium, her influence as a partner in United Artists, her relationship with Douglas Fairbanks, and her struggles later in life. UP.
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Mary Pickford America S Sweetheart

Author : Scott Eyman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005339499
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Chronicles the life of film's first "celebrity," recounting Pickford's rise to stardom, her tremendous power and influence in the film industry, rumors of her bout with alcoholism, and her marriages to Douglas Fairbanks and Buddy Rogers
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Actors From Toronto

Author : Source: Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: Hayden Christensen, Keanu Reeves, Mary Pickford, Laura Bertram, Will Arnett, Tara Strong, Drake, Sarah Polley, Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford, Liane Balaban, Jayne Eastwood, Laurie Holden, Malin kerman, Rick Fox, Nicholas Campbell, Christian Campbell, James Rennie, Fab Filippo, Michie Mee, Maestro, Yank Azman, Dov Tiefenbach, Barbara Hamilton, Norm Berketa, Christina Cox, Christopher Britton, John Colicos, Michael Seater, Matt Austin, Rachel Blanchard, Shay Mitchell, Matthew Ferguson, Charlotte Arnold, Katie Boland, Jennifer Irwin, J. R. Bourne, Mannoge Rajanan, John Barbour, Andrew Kishino, Chris Owens, Lynne Griffin, Elisabeth Brooks, Debra McGrath, Marian Waldman, Eric Bauza, Ron Mustafaa, Noah "40" Shebib, Peter Kastner, Alex House, Erica Luttrell, James Allodi, Charlotte Hennessy, Aaron Abrams, Tanya Allen, David Bateson, Melyssa Ade, Philip Nozuka, Kyra Azzopardi, Alex Carter, Vinessa Antoine, Teri Austin, Susan Hogan, Darrin Brown, Catherine Shirriff, Anastasia Phillips. Excerpt: Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 - May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as "America's Sweetheart," "Little Mary" and "The girl with the curls," she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting. Because her international fame was triggered by moving images, she is a watershed figure in the history of modern celebrity. And as one of silent film's most important performers and producers, her contract demands were central to shaping the Hollywood industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time. Mary Pickford ...
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Mary Pickford Comedienne

Author : Kemp R. Niver
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034845748
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Why Not Try God

Author : Mary Pickford
ISBN : 0615805655
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Famous motion picture actress Mary Pickford wrote her inspirational self-help manual "Why Not Try God?" in 1934, with the aid of her collaborator Adela Rogers St. Johns. For nearly eighty years its thoughtful approach toward spirituality has encouraged and inspired her audience. Pickford's positive approach gives anyone, believer or non-believer, a rationale on which to build faith, and a path to understanding the difficulties we face in life. It contains her most famous quote: ..".this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down," along with her prescription for how to pull yourself back up again for a new beginning. Pickford starts her story with her own youthful rebellion against a God whom she thought unjust, after the death of a childhood friend. She continues with her own turnabout as an adult, including stories of people who have inspired her and the thoughts of scientists and philosophers in whose statements on religion she has found meaning and understanding. "Why Not Try God?" is ultimately a cheerful work, a short, effective essay on why we should believe, and how such belief can become a positive influence that will help us meet our daily challenges and affect our lives and the lives of those around us for the better. This new edition, simply and elegantly set, contains a new "Afterword" by film scholar and educator Anke Brouwers. Dr. Brouwers reveals the reasons that caused Mary Pickford to write "Why Not Try God?" and gives us a context for understanding her work that will of interest both to fans of the actress and to the general public.
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