Paramount Pretties #5

America's Sweetheart
and the first Million Dollar Baby, Mary Pickford.

The film fans of today probably do not recognize nor can they fathom the importance of Mary Pickford to film history. She was one of the very first "movie stars" before the phrase had been coined and before film stars were known by name. She was a tough as nails businesswoman (along with her mother) and negotiated her contracts with an iron-gloved fist. She was the most popular woman in the world, all over the world for nearly 20 years. She is remembered as being typecast as the "girl with the curls" but Pickford's range went far beyond playing children.
Her charm, her spunk and her appealing nature can be seen in countless films like Pollyanna.


devil said…
Friends its a beautiful post, I like this so much, Movies showcase all the basic human emotions like pain, grief, happiness, joy and vengeance.
Thanks for this nice sharing.
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Unknown said…
oh i just love some of the stars who went through paramount, i happen to adore pola negri. I run a blog at and have had a link to this amazing site for a while. i also have links to over 70 silent films from my blog, including PollyAnna if you are interested.
Charaze said…
Epic. Mary Pickford looked a lot like my neighbor's grandmother. Very beautiful.

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