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Mary Pickford
[1892-1979]

Mary Pickford [1892-1979] studio portrait          short profile

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"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any
moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."

"Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo."

— Mary Pickford


     B I O

     h e r e
She and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers adopted two children, Ronald "Ronnie" Charles and Roxanne.
Pickford was her mother's maiden name.
born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Ontario
In October 1911, a court voided her contract with IMP because she was a minor when she signed it. As a result, she left IMP for the Majestic Company for $275/week.
One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

Her very first television appearance was on the first Academy Awards telecast on 19 March 1953; she presented producer Cecil B. DeMille with the Best Picture Oscar for his "The Greatest Show On Earth" [1952]
Fred Thomson and Frances Marion were married in November of 1919 in New York City, with screen star Mary Pickford as maid of honor.
made 140 one-reelers in first four years of her career + made 54 feature films

Pickford was discovered by D.W. Griffith, and thanks to hits like “Hearts Adrift”, became the first massive female movie star, and arguably the most famous woman in the world. She met Fairbanks while on a Liberty Bonds tour in 1918, and the two started an affair. The couple went on to co-found United Artists with Griffith and Charlie Chaplin in 1919, and Fairbanks became her second husband the next year. They were thought of as Hollywood royalty, but Fairbanks had an affair with Sylvia Ashley in the 1930s, and the marriage eventually fell apart.

Mary Pickford entry at Wikipedia
Mary Pickford's credits [1909-62] at Internet Movie Database
search on keywords 'Mary Pickford' on DVD at Amazon


star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Oscar for Best Actress for "Coquette" [1929]  won Honorary Oscar in 1976    Mary Pickford won
an Oscar for Best Actress for "Coquette" [1929]
and an Honorary Oscar® in 1976

She also placed her footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre:
{with Douglas Fairbanks} on 30 April 1927
received a posthumous star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, in 1999
was named #24 on The American Film Institute 50 Greatest Screen Legends, in 2007
and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Legacy of Mary Pickford Defiled

The barbarian-controlled board at the Mary Pickford Foundation recently cut funding for the very-accomplished work done over many years by the non-profit Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education (M.P.I.F.E.A.) of West Los Angeles, California. The Foundation then demanded surrender of all of M.P.I.F.E.A.'s assets, including the domain name MaryPickford.com. M.P.I.F.E.A. attempted to negotiate a less-damaging deal, but the Foundation chose to act in bad faith and rescinded their demands. The Foundation's latest act is legal terrorism: they filed suit against curator Hugh Neely in Federal court for $100,000 in damages and triple punitive damages (plus all legal fees).

The Foundation did not seek the MaryPickford.com domain thru the simple internet (I.C.A.N.N.) procedures because they would lose. They did not sue M.P.I.F.E.A. because if they won, they would bear the costs when they take over M.P.I.F.E.A.'s assets (and liabilities). The Foundation chose instead to sue an unprotected individual, an employee of M.P.I.F.E.A., its curator Hugh Neely, expecting that he will concede to their attack because he has no resources for a defense. The terrorism derives from the $50,000 cost to Neely to mount any defense.

But Hugh Neely is standing on principle and trying to muster a defense against the board of the Mary Pickford Foundation.
I say that the Foundation board are terrorists and fascists and barbarians and that Hugh Neely deserves the support of all who resist the looters who infest American business.

Hugh Neely Defense Fund [est. 9/2012]



Movies of Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford's credits [1909-62] at Internet Movie Database
Mary Pickford Filmography at Wikipedia
search on keywords 'Mary Pickford' on DVD at Amazon
article on Pickford's film legacy & the Library of Congress
Mary Pickford videos & DVDs for sale at Milestone Films

Biograph shorts   ••   I.M.P. shorts   ••   Majestic shorts   ••   back at Biograph
Famous Players - Paramount   ••   Famous Players - Artcraft   ••   United Artists

Films of Mary Pickford book by Raymond Lee  
"The Films of Mary Pickford" [1970] by Raymond Lee
Gazelle Book Services 10x6¾ hardcover [12/71] out of print/many used
Castle 9¾x6¾ hardcover [1970] out of print/many used
Castle hardcover [1970] out of print/used

30 Years of Fun 1963 docufilm on DVD  "30 Years of Fun" [Fox Feb 1963]
85-minute docufilm produced, written & directed by Robert Youngson; features silent-era actors & filmmakers Billy Bevan, Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Tom Mix, Mabel Normand, Mary Pickford, 'Snub' Pollard, Edna Purviance, and King Vidor
Televista b&w DVD [10/2007] for $24.95
full credits at IMDb
Mary Pickford Signature Collection 2008 DVD box set  "Mary Pickford Signature Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
St. Clair Ent. b&w DVD set [4/2008] out of prodn/used
contains 4 b&w silent feature films: "Poor Little Rich Girl" [1917] directed by Maurice Tourneur, adapted by Frances Marion; "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1917] directed by Marshall Neilan, adapted by Frances Marion; "Pollyanna" [1920] directed by Paul Powell, adapted by Frances Marion; and "Little Annie Rooney" [1925] directed by William Beaudine; extras include poster gallery
Silent Classics Ultimate Collection DVD box set  "Silent Classics The Ultimate Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
St. Clair Ent. DVD set [4/2008] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
19 movies on six disks; the first four disks contain "The Mark of Zorro" [1920] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Noah Beery; "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1920] starring John Barrymore & Nita Naldi; "Nosferatu" [1922] starring Max Schreck; "Oliver Twist" [1922] starring Jackie Coogan & Lon Chaney; "Robin Hood" [1922] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Wallace Beery; "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [1923] starring Lon Chaney; "The Thief of Bagdad" [1924] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Anna May Wong; "The Phantom of The Opera"
[1925] starring Lon Chaney; "Don Q, Son of Zorro" [1925] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Astor; Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" [1927]; and "The Iron Mask" [1929] starring Douglas Fairbanks; extras include poster gallery & two radio shows; Disk 5 contains four Mary Pickford films: "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"
[1917]; "The Poor Little Rich Girl" [1917]; "Pollyanna" [1920]; and "Little Annie Rooney" [1925]; Disk 6 contains four "Wizard of Oz" films 1914-1925 plus bonus 'Oz Gallery'
Rare Films of Mary Pickford on DVD  "The Actors: Rare Films of Mary Pickford" on DVD [2009]
Volume 1: Classic Video Streams b&w DVD [8/2009] for $16.99
contains silent feature film "Poor Little Rich Girl" [1917]; three silent short films: "The Awakening" [1909], "The Broken Locket" [1909] & "Artful Kate" [1911]; and clips from "Getting Even" [1909], "The Renunciation"
[1909], "All On Account of The Milk" [1910], "Never Again" [1910], "An Arcadian Maid" [1910] & "In Old Madrid" [1911]

Volume 2: Classic Video Streams b&w DVD [8/2009] for $16.99
contains silent feature film "Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm" [1917] and six silent shorts: "Gibson Goddess"
[1909], "Hessian Renegades" [1909], "Lines Of White On A Sullen Sea" [1909], "Mountaineers Honor" [1909], "A Romance of Western Hills" [1910] & "As It Is In Life" [1910]

Volume 3: Classic Video Streams b&w DVD [8/2009] for $16.99
contains silent feature film "Suds" [1920] and seven silent shorts: "A Strange Meeting" [1909], "The Light That Came" [1909], "The Little Darling" [1909], "The Lonely Villa" [1909], "The Sons Return" [1909], "An Affair Of Hearts" [1910] & "Sweet Memories" [1911]
Volume 4: Classic Video Streams b&w DVD [8/2009] for $16.99
contains silent feature film "The Pride of The Clan" [1917] and five silent shorts: "The Violin Maker of Cremona"
[1909], "The Way of Man" [1909], "Wilful Peggy" [1910], "The Sorrows of The Unfaithful" [1910] & "The Unchanging Sea" [1910]

Volume 5: Classic Video Streams b&w DVD [9/2009] for $16.99
contains silent feature film "Pollyanna" [1920] and three silent shorts: "An Arcadian Maid" [1910], "A Flash of Light" [1910] & "Muggsy's First Sweetheart" [1911]

Rags & Riches Mary Pickford Collection  "Mary Pickford: Rags and Riches Collection" DVD Box Set [2012]
website out of date (2013); these Milestone box sets are ineptly panned-and-scanned
available from producers Milestone Ent. [2012] via institutional license for $349.00
contains 1 silent short film and 3 silent feature films: "Ramona" 17-minute silent short [1910]; "The Poor Little Rich Girl" [1917] directed by Maurice Tourneur; "The Hoodlum" [1919] directed by Sidney A. Franklin; and "Sparrows" [1926] directed by William Beaudine
Milestone b&w Blu-ray set [11/2012] for $27.18
Milestone b&w DVD set [11/2012] 3 disks for $19.18

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Movies at Biograph
Mary Pickford acted in 84 short films from American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. in 1909 & 1910
{five were released in 1911}; all are directed by D.W. Griffith except as noted

IMDb is in error: Mary Pickford did not work on "Mrs. Jones Entertains" [Biograph Jan 1909]

"Two Memories" [Biograph May 1909]
"His Duty" [Biograph May 1909]
"The Violin Maker of Cremona" [Biograph June 1909]
"The Lonely Villa" [Biograph June 1909]
"The Son's Return" [Biograph June 1909]
"Faded Lilies" [Biograph June 1909]
"Her First Biscuits" [Biograph June 1909] first starring appearance
"The Peach-Basket Hat" [Biograph June 1909]
"The Way of Man" [Biograph June 1909]
"The Necklace" [Biograph July 1909]
"The Country Doctor" [Biograph July 1909]
"The Cardinal's Conspiracy" [Biograph July 1909]
"Tender Hearts" [Biograph July 1909]
"The Renunciation" [Biograph July 1909]
"Sweet and Twenty" [Biograph July 1909]
"The Slave" [Biograph July 1909]
"They Would Elope" [Biograph Aug 1909]
"His Wife's Visitor" [Biograph Aug 1909]
"The Indian Runner's Romance" [Biograph Aug 1909]
"Oh, Uncle!" [Biograph Aug 1909]
"The Seventh Day" [Biograph Aug 1909]
"The Little Darling" [Biograph Sept 1909]

"The Sealed Room" [11 mins.; Biograph Sept 1909]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Linda Arvidson,
Mary Pickford & Mack Sennett; available on two Griffith DVD box sets; full credits from IMDb

"1776, or The Hessian Renegades" [Biograph Sept 1909]
"Getting Even" [Biograph Sept 1909]
"The Broken Locket" [Biograph Sept 1909]
"In Old Kentucky" [Biograph Sept 1909]
"The Awakening" [Biograph Sept 1909]
"The Little Teacher" [Biograph Oct 1909]
"His Lost Love" [Biograph Oct 1909]
"In The Watches of The Night" [Biograph Oct 1909]
"Lines of White On A Sullen Sea" [Biograph Oct 1909]
"The Gibson Goddess" [Biograph Nov 1909]
"What's Your Hurry?" [Biograph Nov 1909]
"The Restoration" [Biograph Nov 1909]

"The Light That Came" [11 mins; Biograph Nov 1909]
Written & directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Ruth Hart & Mary Pickford; full credits from IMDb
available on "Nickelodia 2": Unknown Video b&w DVD [11/2007] for $19.95

"A Midnight Adventure" [Biograph Nov 1909]
"The Mountaineer's Honor" [Biograph Nov 1909]
"The Trick That Failed" [Biograph Nov 1909]
"Through The Breakers" [Biograph Dec 1909]
"The Test" [Biograph Dec 1909]
"To Save Her Soul" [Biograph Dec 1909]
"The Day After" [Biograph Dec 1909]
"The Heart of An Outlaw" [filmed in 1909, not released]
"All On Account of The Milk" [Biograph Jan 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"The Woman From Mellon's" [Biograph Feb 1910]
"The Englishman and The Girl" [Biograph Feb 1910]
"The Newlyweds" [Biograph March 1910]
"The Thread of Destiny" [Biograph March 1910]
"The Twisted Trail" [Biograph March 1910]
"The Smoker" [Biograph March 1910] directed by Frank Powell

"As It Is In Life" [Biograph April 1910]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; written by Stanner E.V. Taylor; cinematography by G.W. Bitzer; starring George Nichols,
Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford, Marion Leonard, Charles West & Mack Sennettcredits from IMDb

watch [11:56] free online at Internet Archive


"A Rich Revenge" [Biograph April 1910]
"A Romance of The Western Hills" [Biograph April 1910]

"The Unchanging Sea" [13 mins.; Biograph May 1910]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford,
Charles West & Dorothy West; available on two Griffith DVD box sets • full credits from IMDb


"Love Among The Roses" [Biograph May 1910]
"The Two Brothers" [Biograph May 1910]

"Ramona: The Story of The White Man's Injustice To The Indian"
[17 mins; Biograph May 1910 silent short]
Co-written & directed by D.W. Griffith; co-written by Stanner E.V. Taylor, based on the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson;
starring Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon & Kate Bruce; credits at IMDb

watch Mary Pickford in "Ramona" [16:31] on YouTube

"In The Season of Buds" [Biograph June 1910]
"A Victim of Jealousy" [Biograph June 1910]
"Never Again" [Biograph June 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"May and December" [Biograph June 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"A Child's Impulse" [Biograph June 1910]
"Muggsy's First Sweetheart" [Biograph June 1910]
"What The Daisy Said" [Biograph July 1910]
"The Call To Arms" [Biograph July 1910]
"An Arcadian Maid" [Biograph Aug 1910]
"When We Were In Our Teens" [Biograph Aug 1910] directed by Frank Powell

"The Usurer" [17 mins.; Biograph Aug 1910]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; starring George Nichols, Grace Henderson, Mack Sennett, Mary Pickford, Henry B.
Walthall, Claire McDowell, Gladys Egan & Linda Arvidson; available on Griffith DVD "GM" box set only; full credits from IMDb

"The Sorrows of The Unfaithful" [Biograph Aug 1910]
"Wilful Peggy" [Biograph Aug 1910]
"Muggsy Becomes A Hero" [Biograph Sept 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"A Gold Necklace" [Biograph Oct 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"A Lucky Toothache" [Biograph Oct 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"Waiter No. 5" [Biograph Nov 1910]
"Simple Charity" [Biograph Nov 1910]
"The Song of The Wildwood Flute" [Biograph Nov 1910]
"A Plain Song" [Biograph Nov 1910]
"White Roses" [Biograph Dec 1910] directed by Frank Powell
"When A Man Loves" [Biograph Jan 1911]
"The Italian Barber" [Biograph Jan 1911]
"Three Sisters" [Biograph Feb 1911]
"A Decree of Destiny" [Biograph March 1911]
"Madame Rex" [Biograph Aug 1911]

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Movies at Selig & I.M.P.
In December 1910, Carl Laemmle signed Mary Pickford to his Independent Motion Picture Company. Because of the Edison Trust monopoly,
director Thomas Ince and Pickford's entourage – mother Charlotte, sister Lottie, brother Jack, and new husband Owen Moore – embarked
for Cuba and made 39 mostly-unimpressive films there. In a 1913 interview, Pickford claimed to have written two screenplays
for the Selig Polyscope Company, both of which are considered lost.

"Their First Misunderstanding" [I.M.P. Jan 1911]
Long considered to be a lost film, until carpenter Peter Massie discovered several cans of nitrate film while tearing down a barn in Keene,
New Hampshire; once identified, the stuck-together print was donated to Keene State College, where retired professor Larry Benaquist
obtained funding from the Library of Congress for a restoration; the first screening in a hundred years is scheduled for October 2013.
still from Pickford's 'Their First Misunderstanding' 1911 short film  A young married couple have a spat about an unwanted party invitation, then go to the train station. Produced by Carl Laemmle; co-directed by Thomas H. Ince; written & co-directed by George Loane Tucker; starring Mary Pickford, {new husband} Owen Moore, with Thomas H. Ince & Ben Turpin
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"The Dream" [11 min.; I.M.P. Jan 1911]
Co-directed by Thomas H. Ince & George Loane Tucker; story by Mary Pickford; starring Mary Pickford
& Owen Moore; long considered a lost film, recently rediscovered • credits at IMDb
see "The Dream" online for free at YouTube

"Maid or Man" [I.M.P. Jan 1911]
"The Mirror" [I.M.P. Feb 1911]
"When The Cat's Away" [I.M.P. Feb 1911]
"Her Darkest Hour" [I.M.P. Feb 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Convert" [I.M.P. Feb 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"Artful Kate" [I.M.P. Feb 1911]
"A Manly Man" [I.M.P. Feb 1911]

"The Medallion" [Selig March 1911] /tt1097585/
story by Mary Pickford? { considered to be a lost film }

"Pictureland" [I.M.P. March 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"Tracked" [I.M.P. March 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Message In Ihe Bottle" [I.M.P. March 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Secret of The Palm" [I.M.P. March 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Fisher-Maid" [I.M.P. March 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"In Old Madrid" [I.M.P. March 1911]
"Sweet Memories" [I.M.P. March 1911]
"The Stampede" [I.M.P. April 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"While There Is Hope, There Is Life" [I.M.P. April 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"Second Sight" [I.M.P. May 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Fair Dentist" [I.M.P. May 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"For Her Brother's Sake" [I.M.P. May 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Master and The Man" [I.M.P. May 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Lighthouse Keeper" [I.M.P. 1911]
"Back To The Soil" [I.M.P. June 1911] { considered to be a lost film }

"Caught In The Act" [Selig July 1911] /tt0360459/
story by Mary Pickford? { considered to be a lost film }

"In The Sultan's Garden" [I.M.P. July 1911]
"For The Queen's Honor" [I.M.P. July 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"A Gasoline Engagement" [I.M.P. July 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"At A Quarter of Two" [I.M.P. July 1911] { fragment survives }
"Science" [I.M.P. July 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Skating Bug" [I.M.P. July 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Call of The Song" [I.M.P. Aug 1911] { considered to be a lost film }

"As A Boy Dreams" [I.M.P. Aug 1911 short]
Directed by Thomas Ince, starring Mary Pickford; full credits from IMDb
available on "Nickelodia 2": Unknown Video b&w DVD [11/2007] for $19.95

"The Toss of A Coin" [I.M.P. Aug 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"'Tween Two Loves" [I.M.P. Sept 1911]
"The Rose's Story" [I.M.P. Oct 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Sentinel Asleep" [I.M.P. Oct 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"The Better Way" [I.M.P. Oct 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"His Dress Shirt" [I.M.P. Oct 1911] { considered to be a lost film }
"A Timely Repentance" [I.M.P. March 1912] { fragment survives }

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Movies at Majestic, 1911
In October 1911, a court voided Mary Pickford's contract with I.M.P. because she was a minor when
she signed it. She signed with Harry H. Aiken's Majestic Film Company for $275/week, and made
five one-reelers, only one of which is known to survive.

"The Courting of Mary" {Majestic Nov 1911] directed by George Loane Tucker { considered to be a lost film }
"Love Heeds Not the Showers" {Majestic Dec 1911] directed by Owen Moore { considered to be a lost film }
"Little Red Riding Hood " {Majestic Dec 1911] directed by Owen Moore
"The Caddy's Dream" {Majestic Dec 1911] directed by Owen Moore { considered to be a lost film }
"Honor Thy Father" {Majestic Feb 1912] directed by Owen Moore { considered to be a lost film }

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Back At Biograph, 1912
At the beginning of 1912, Pickford went back to American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., making
25 one-reelers and one two-reeler during the year; all but two were directed by D.W. Griffith.

"The Mender of Nets" [Biograph Feb 1912]
"A Timely Repentance" [Biograph March 1912]
"Iola's Promise" [Biograph March 1912]
"Fate's Interception" [Biograph April 1912]

"The Female of The Species" [17 mins.; Biograph April 1912]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford & Dorothy Bernard
available on Griffith DVD "DWGYD" box set only • full credits from IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/Biograph-Shorts-Female-Species-VHS/dp/6304192576/
watch [14:25 version] free online at YouTube

"Just Like a Woman" [Biograph April 1912]
"Won By a Fish" [Biograph April 1912] directed by Mack Sennett
"The Old Actor" [Biograph May 1912]
"A Lodging for the Night" [Biograph May 1912]

"A Beast At Bay" [Biograph May 1912] with DWGriffith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pR624HTKB4

"Home Folks" [Biograph June 1912]
"Lena and the Geese" [Biograph June 1912]
"The School Teacher and the Waif" [Biograph June 1912]
"An Indian Summer" [Biograph July 1912]
"The Narrow Road" [Biograph Aug 1912]
"The Inner Circle" [Biograph Aug 1912]
"With the Enemy's Help" [Biograph Aug 1912] directed by Wilfred Lucas

"A Pueblo Legend" [13 mins.; Biograph Aug 1912 short]
Filmed at The Pueblo of Isleta Tuei in New Mexico; written & directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Mary
Pickford, Wilfred Lucas, Robert Harron, J. Jiquel Lanoe, Charles Hill Mailes & Jack Pickford
print exists only at the Mary Pickford Archivefull credits from IMDb

"Friends" [13 mins.; Biograph Sept 1912]
Written & directed by D.W. Griffith; starring Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey, Charles
Hill Mailes, Elmer Booth, Frank Evans & Robert Harron • available on Griffith DVD "GM" box set only • full credits from IMDb

"So Near, Yet So Far" [Biograph Sept 1912]
"A Feud in the Kentucky Hills" [Biograph Oct 1912]
"The One She Loved" [Biograph Oct 1912]
"My Baby" [Biograph Nov 1912]
"The Informer" [Biograph Nov 1912]

"The New York Hat" [Biograph Dec 1912 silent]
Directed by D.W. Griffith; co-written by Frances Marion; starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and
Dorothy & Lillian Gish • VHS availablefull credits from IMDb


"The Unwelcome Guest" [Biograph March 1913]

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Famous Players & Paramount, 1913-1916
After a stint on Broadway, Mary Pickford signed with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company;
in 1914, Zukor signed with Paramount Pictures for U.S. distribution.

"In the Bishop's Carriage" [Famous Players Sept 1913] directed by Edwin S. Porter { considered to be a lost film }
"Caprice" [Famous Players Nov 1913] directed by J. Searle Dawley { considered to be a lost film }
"Hearts Adrift" [Famous Players Feb 1914] directed by Edwin S. Porter { considered to be a lost film }
"A Good Little Devil" [Famous Players March 1914] directed by Edwin S. Porter { one reel survives }
"Tess of the Storm Country" [Famous Players March 1914] directed by Edwin S. Porter
"The Eagle's Mate" [Famous Players/Paramount July 1914] directed by James Kirkwood
"Behind The Scenes" [Famous Players/Paramount Aug 1914] directed by James Kirkwood
"Such A Little Queen" [Famous Players/Paramount Sept 1914] directed by Hugh Ford { one reel survives }

"Cinderella" [Famous Players/Paramount Dec 1914] directed by James Kirkwood
watch Mary Pickford's "Cinderella" [1914] free online at Internet Archive {broken?}

"Mistress Nell" [Famous Players/Paramount Feb 1915] directed by James Kirkwood
"Fanchon The Cricket" [Famous Players/Paramount May 1915] directed by James Kirkwood { 3½ of 5 reels survive }
"The Dawn of A Tomorrow" [Famous Players/Paramount June 1915] directed by James Kirkwood
"Little Pal" [Famous Players/Paramount July 1915] directed by James Kirkwood
"Rags" [Famous Players/Paramount Aug 1915] directed by James Kirkwood

"Esmeralda" [Famous Players/Paramount Sept 1915 silent short]
poster for 1915 silent short "Esmeralda" starring Mary Pickford   A North Carolina farm girl wants to marry a handsome neighbor, but the socially-ambitious mother objects; when gold is discovered (supposedly) on their property, the family scoots to Paris, France so they can marry the daughter to a Count; but the ore deposit turns out to be on the neighbor's land, so they return and the girl is allowed to marry the neighbor. Directed by James Kirkwood; adapted by Frances Marion from the hit 1881 stageplay by Frances Hodgson Burnett and the prior novella by William Gillette; starring Mary Pickford, Charles Waldron, Arthur Hoops, Ida Waterman, Fuller Mellish & William Buckley • not available on video: { one reel survives }bare credits at IMDb

"A Girl of Yesterday" [Famous Players/Paramount Oct 1915] directed by Allan Dwan { one reel survives }
"Madame Butterfly" [Famous Players/Paramount Nov 1915] directed by Sidney Olcott
"The Foundling" [unreleased] directed by Allan Dwan { negative destroyed in a studio fire }
"The Foundling" [Famous Players/Paramount Jan 1916] directed by John B. O'Brien
"Poor Little Peppina" [Famous Players/Paramount March 1916] directed by Sidney Olcott
"The Eternal Grind" [Famous Players/Paramount April 1916] directed by John B. O'Brien
"Hulda From Holland" [Famous Players/Paramount July 1916] directed by John B. O'Brien

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Movies With Artcraft
In June 1916, Pickford signed a new contract with Adolph Zukor; new terms included Mary producing
her own films, with distribution through a special division of Paramount Pictures called Artcraft Pictures.

"Less Than The Dust" [Artcraft Nov 1916] directed by John Emerson

"The Pride of The Clan" [Artcraft Jan 1917] directed by Maurice Tourneur

"The Poor Little Rich Girl" [Artcraft March 1917]
directed by Maurice Tourneur; starring Mary Pickford; full credits from IMDb; listed on National Film Registry (1991)

"The Romance of The Redwoods" [Artcraft May 1917]
directed by Cecil B. DeMille; starring Mary Pickford & Elliott Dexter

"The Little American" [Artcraft July 1917]
directed by Cecil B. DeMille; starring Mary Pickford, Jack Holt & Raymond Hatton

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [Artcraft Pictures Sept 1917]
Directed by Marshall Neilan; adapted by Frances Marion from the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin
& the 1910 stageplay by Charlotte Thompson; starring Mary Pickford /tt0008499/

"The Little Princess" [Artcraft Nov 1917] directed by Marshall Neilan

"Stella Maris" [Artcraft Jan 1918 silent]
Directed by Marshall Neilan; written by Frances Marion; starring Mary Pickford
VHS available | DVD available | full credits from IMDb

"Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley" [Artcraft March 1918 silent]
Directed by Marshall Neilan; written by Frances Marion; starring Mary Pickford
VHS available | DVD availablefull credits from IMDb

"M'Liss" [Artcraft May 1918]
glass slide advertisement for M'Liss 1918 silent feature film starring Mary Pickford   A feisty young girl in a mining camp falls for the schoolteacher; when he is
falsely accused of murdering her father, the two battle to save him from a
lynching.
Directed by Marshall Neilan; adapted by Frances Marion from
a story by Bret Harte; starring Mary Pickford, Thomas Meighan, Theodore
Roberts, Winifred Greenwood, Val Paul, Monte Blue & Tully Marshall
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
available on DVD as double feature with "Heart o' The Hills" [1919]
Image Ent. b&w silent DVD [5/2005] for $26.99

"How Could You, Jean?" [Artcraft June 1918]
directed by William Desmond Taylor { considered to be a lost film }

"Johanna Enlists" [Artcraft Sept 1918] directed by William Desmond Taylor

"Captain Kidd, Jr." [Artcraft April 1919]
directed by William Desmond Taylor { 2 of 5 reels survive }

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Between Famous Players and United Artists, Mary Pickford appeared in four wartime
propaganda shorts and in three features with First National

"All-Star Production For The Second Liberty Loan" [wartime PSA Oct 1917] directed by Marshall Neilan
"100% American" aka "100% Canadian" [wartime PSA Oct 1918] directed by Arthur Rosson
"United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive" [wartime PSA Nov 1918] directed by Frank Lloyd
"Canadian Victory Loan Drive" [wartime PSA Nov 1918]

"Daddy-Long-Legs" [First National May 1919] directed by Marshall Neilan

"The Hoodlum" [First National Sept 1919] directed by Sidney Franklin

"Heart o' The Hills" [First National Dec 1919]
Heart o' The Hills 1919 silent movie starring Mary Pickford   The people of a mountain town are assailed by carpetbaggers; young Mavis practices shooting a rifle so that she can avenge her father's killing; Mavis's mother runs away with a neighbor. When Mavis is put on trial for the death of a landgrabber, everyone in town admits to the killing and Mavis is let go. Mavis learns that her mother is ill and goes to visit her, and finds out that her stepfather murdered her father and beats her mother; in a struggle, Mavis shoots the man. Directed by Sidney Franklin & Joseph De Grasse; based on a novel by John Fox Jr.; produced by & starring Mary Pickford; also starring Allan Sears, Fred Huntley, Claire McDowell, Sam De Grasse, John Gilbert, Betty Bouton, Henry Hebert & Fred Warren
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
available on DVD as double feature with "M'Liss" silent feature [1918]
Image Ent./Milestone b&w silent DVD [5/2005] for $26.99

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early screen logo for United Artists Pictures [est. 1919]
Movies  at  United  Artists,  from  1919
United Artists Pictures was founded in February 1919 by screen stars Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, director D.W. Griffith [1875-1948], and lawyer
William Gibbs McAdoo so that they could have more artistic control over their movies. Mary starred in 18 silent features and 5 sound features for U.A. before retiring in 1932.

"Pollyanna" [United Artists Jan 1920] /tt0011588/
Directed by Paul Powell; adapted by Frances Marion from the novel by Eleanor H. Porter & the stageplay
by Catherine Chisholm Cushing; starring Mary Pickford

"Suds" [United Artists June 1920] directed by John Francis Dillon

"The Love Light" [United Artists Jan 1921 silent]
Love Light  Written & directed by Frances Marion;
starring Mary Pickford & Fred Thomson
Tapeworm b&w VHS [9/2000] for $29.95
Image Ent b&w DVD [8/2001] for $26.99
full credits from IMDb

"The Nut" [United Artists March 1921] directed by J. Theodore Reed

"Through The Back Door" [United Artists May 1921]
directed by Alfred E. Green & Jack Pickford
http://www.milestonefilms.com/movie.php/backdoor

"They Shall Pay" [United Artists Aug 1921]
directed by Martin Justice, starring Lottie Pickford

"Little Lord Fauntleroy" [United Artists Sept 1921]
directed by Alfred E. Green & Jack Pickford

"Tess of The Storm Country" [United Artists Nov 1922]
directed by John S. Robertson

"Garrison's Finish" [United Artists Jan 1923] directed by Arthur Rossen

"Hollywood" [Paramount Aug 1923]
directed by James Cruze { considered to be a lost film }

"Rosita" [United Artists Sept 1923 silent feature]
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch; starring Mary Pickford

"The Hill Billy" [Allied Producers and Distributors March 1924]
directed by George W. Hill & Jack Pickford

"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" [United Artists May 1924]
directed by Marshall Neilan

"Waking Up The Town" [Allied Producers and Distributors March 1925]
directed by James Cruze

"Little Annie Rooney" [United Artists Sept 1925] /tt0016028/
Directed by William Beaudine; starring Mary Pickford

"Sparrows" [United Artists Sept 1926 silent] directed by William Beaudine

"A Kiss From Mary Pickford" [Russia Sept 1927 silent]
directed by Sergei Komarov

"My Best Girl" [United Artists Nov 1927 silent] directed by Sam Taylor

"Coquette" [United Artists March 1929 talkie]
Directed by Sam Taylor; based on the hit 1927 Broadway play by George Abbott & Ann Preston Bridgers;
Mary's first Talkie; she won the Academy Award for Best Actress

"The Taming of The Shrew" [United Artists Oct 1929 talkie]
directed by Sam Taylor; starring Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks

"Forever Yours" [unreleased 1930]
directed by Marshall Neilan { not completed; 3½ minutes survive }

"Kiki" [Art Cinema/United Artists March 1931 talkie] directed by Sam Taylor;
one print exists at the UCLA Film & Television Archive; not available on DVD

"Secrets" [United Artists March 1933] directed by Frank Borzage

Mary Pickford halted her acting career at this point, although she produced several films
and appeared in a few cameos up thru 1950

"One Rainy Afternoon" [Lasky/United Artists May 1936]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Rowland V. Lee

"The Gay Desperado" [Lasky/United Artists Oct 1936]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Rouben Mamoulian

"Little Iodine" [Comet/United Artists Oct 1946]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Reginald Le Borg

"Susie Steps Out" [Comet/United Artists Dec 1946]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Reginald Le Borg

"The Adventures of Don Coyote" [Comet/United Artists May 1947]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Reginald Le Borg; filmed in Cinecolor

"Stork Bites Man" [Comet/United Artists June 1947]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Cy Endfield

"Sleep, My Love" [Triangle/United Artists Feb 1948]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Douglas Sirk

"White Cradle Inn" [Peak/United Artists Nov 1948]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by Harold French

"Love Happy" [Allied Alliance/United Artists March 1950]
produced by Mary Pickford, directed by David Miller


Other Works by Mary Pickford

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Mary Pickford's Broadway credits [1905-13] at Internet Broadway Database

"Edmund Burke" [1905 Broadway play]
along with her brother Jack and her sister {billed as Charlotte Milbourne Smith}

"The Warrens of Virginia" [1907 Broadway play] produced by David Belasco
written by William C. deMille, whose brother Cecil B. DeMille also appeared in the cast

"A Good Little Devil" [1913 Broadway play] produced by David Belasco

®            ®

After winning her Oscar® for the 1929 "Coquette" and then retiring in 1933, Mary Pickford acted in a radio version of "Coquette", which was so popular that it was rebroadcast twice. Due to that positive reaction (and possibly as a diversion from her divorce from Doug Fairbanks), Mary returned to her first great love, the stage. She starred in a revival of the hit 1927 Broadway play by George Abbott & Ann Preston Bridgers; the tour began at Seattle's Metropolitan Theatre on 20 May 1935, followed by bookings along the Pacific Coast.

"My Strange Life: The Intimate Life Story of A Moving Picture Actress"
[Grosset & Dunlap 1915] by Mary Pickford {possibly ghost-written?}

"Why Not Try God?" [non-fiction 1934] by Mary Pickford
"My Rendezvous With Life" [non-fiction 1935] by Mary Pickford

The Demi-Widow 1935 romance novel by Mary Pickford  "The Demi-Widow" [1935 novel] by Mary Pickford
A widowed mother gets a lucky break and is hired for the lead in a musical review in Paris, France; as part of the publicity, her name is changed to Madamoiselle Coco and she is described as the former lover of a handsome Argentinian flyer who recently disap-peared at sea (thus 'demi-widow'). But when the flyer is found, the girl is in a spot ...
Bobbs-Merrill Co. hardcover [1935] out of print/many used
Sunshine and Shadow autobiography by Mary Pickford  "Sunshine and Shadow" autobiography [1954]
by Mary Pickford, Introduction by Cecil B. DeMille

Doubleday 8½ x5½ hardcover [1956] out of print/used
Heinemann 8x5½ hardcover [1956] out of print/used
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1959 C.B.C. Toronto radio interview

Silent Movie Stars Lost Recordings on audio CD  "Silent Movie Stars Speak: The Lost Recordings" [2010]
order BearManor Media CD online from CDbaby for $9.99 + s/h (2016)
The 21 tracks include the voices of: 'Bronco Billy' Anderson; Ethel Barrymore; John Barrymore; Lionel Barrymore; Sarah Bernhardt [4:03]; Charlie Chaplin [2:47]; Jackie Coogan (with his father); Douglas Fairbanks [2:08]; Greta Garbo [3:59]; John Gilbert [4:02] displaying his rich baritone voice; Lillian Gish; D.W. Griffith [2:23] (with Walter Houston); William S. Hart [7:28] and the farewell speech he gave in a Prologue for the 1930s re-release of "Tumbleweeds"; Buster Keaton [5:19]; Stan Laurel [4:56]; Harold Lloyd [6:47]; Ramon Novarro; Mary Pickford; Gloria Swanson [3:30] in a haunting monologue from a live performance of "Sunset Boulevard"; Blanche Sweet; and Laurette Taylor


Books About Mary Pickford
browse Biographies & Memoirs / Mary Pickford books at Amazon

Mary Pickford, Comedienne book by Kemp R. Niver  
"Mary Pickford, Comedienne" [1969]
by Kemp R. Niver

Locane Research/Renovare 11x8 hardcover [6/69] out of print/used
Ladies In Distress book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Ladies In Distress" [1971] by Kalton C. Lahue
A.S. Barnes 10x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/used
The Silent Era actresses profiled are: Mary Astor, Theda Bara, Beverly Bayne, Clara Bow, LouiseBrooks, Grace Cunard, Marion Davies, Priscilla Dean, Dolores Del Rio, Geraldine Farra, Pauline Frederick, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Elaine Hammerstein, Juanita Hansen, Leatrice Joy, Alice Joyce, Barbara Lamarr, Lila Lee, Bessie Love, Mae Marsh, Mary Miles Minter, Mae Murray, Nita Naldi, Jane Novak, Olga Petrova, Mary Pickford, Arline Pretty, Aileen Pringle, Allene Ray, Marin Saris, Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge, Alice Terry, Florence Vidor, Fannie Ward, Kathlyn Williams & Clara Kimball Young
Sweetheart, The Story of Mary Pickford book by Robert Windeler  
"Sweetheart: The Story of Mary Pickford" [1974]
by Robert Windeler

Star Books mass pb [1975] out of print/used
Greenwood Publng 8¼x6 hardcover [9/74] out of print/many used
Praeger hardcover [9/74] out of print/used
Silent Clowns book by Walter Kerr  "The Silent Clowns" [1975]
by Walter Kerr [1913-96], New York playwright & critic

Less attention on stars Chaplin, Keaton & Langdon, more on 'under studied' star Harold Lloyd, as well as Arbuckle, Fairbanks, Lillian Gish, Laurel & Hardy, Max Linder, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, and many more; lavishly illustrated
Da Capo Press 10¾x8¼ pb [4/90] out of print/used
Knopf 12x9 pb [4/79] out of print/many used
Knopf hardcover [1975] out of print/used
Doug and Mary: A Biography of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford by Gary Carey  
Doug and Mary: A Biography of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford [1977]
by Gary Carey

E.P. Dutton hardcover [1977] out of print/many used
Most Popular Couple, Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks book by Booton Herndon  "The Most Popular Couple the World Has Known: Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks" [1977] by Booton Herndon
W.W. Norton 9¼x6 hardcover [1977] out of print/50+ used
Mary Pickford, From Here To Hollywood book by Scott Eyman  "Mary Pickford, America's Sweetheart: From Here To Hollywood" [1990]
by Scott Eyman

Plume 8x5½ pb [4/91] out of print/used
Dutton Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [3/90] out of print/many, many used
Pickford, Woman Who Made Hollywood book by Eileen Whitfield  "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood" [1997]
by Eileen Whitfield

Univ Press KY 9¼x6 pb [8/2007] for $17.41
Univ Press KY 9½x6½ hardcover [8/97] for $34.95

basis for untitled biopic for 2013? release {see below}

Mary Pickford Rediscovered book by Kevin Brownlow  "Mary Pickford Rediscovered: Rare Pictures of A Hollywood Legend"
[1999] by Kevin Brownlow, Introduction by Robert Cushman

Harry N. Abrams 12¼x9½ coffeetable hardcover [5/99] out of print/many used
Silent Stars book by Jeanine Basinger  "Silent Stars" [1999] by Jeanine Basinger
Wesleyan Univ Press pb [11/2000] for $21.24
Diane Publng hardcover [4/99] for $35.00
Knopf 9x7 hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
featured stars include Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Marion Davies, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, William S. Hart, The Keystone Cops, Tom Mix, Colleen Moore, Pola Negri, Mabel Normand, Mary Pickford, Rin-Tin-Tin, Gloria Swanson, Constance & Norma Talmadge, and Rudolph Valentino

Canadians In Early Hollywood book by Charles Foster  "Stardust and Shadows: Canadians In Early Hollywood" [2000]
by Charles Foster

The stories of eighteen Canadians who were celebrities during Hollywood’s formative years: Al & Charles Christie, Joe & Sam De Grasse, Marie Dressler, Allan Dwan, May Irwin, Florence La Badie, Florence Lawrence, Del Lord, Louis B. Mayer, Sidney Olcott, Jack Pickford, Mary Pickford, Marie Prevost, Mack Sennett, Douglas Shearer & Norma Shearer
Dundurn Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2000] for $15.59
Sunnyside novel by Glen David Gold  "Sunnyside: A Novel" [2009 bestseller] by Glen David Gold
The lives of three men overlap at the beginning of The Great War: a soldier sent to France, another soldier sent to Russia, and the first and biggest male movie star of the Silent Era, Charlie Chaplin; the cast includes Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Rin-Tin-Tin, Adolph Zukor, Chaplin’s child bride, three Russian princesses, a thieving Girl Scout, and assorted movie-makers & starstruck fans.
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [5/2010] for $11.53
Knopf 9¼x6¾ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2009] for $17.79
Tales of The Origins of Hollywood audio CD by Stephen Schochet  "Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About The Stars & Legends of The Movies!" [2010] by Stephen Schochet
Featuring little-known, wonderful anecdotes about stars such as Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Boris Karloff, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, John Wayne, and many more
self-published 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.96
"Tales of Hollywood: Hear The Origins of Hollywood!" [1998]
Read by Stephen Schochet

Hollywood Stories audio CD [1/2000] for $14.95
Hollywood Stories audio tape [12/98] for $11.95
Mary Pickford, Canada's Silent Siren, America's Sweetheart book by Peggy Dymond Leavey  
"Mary Pickford: Canada's Silent Siren, America's Sweetheart" [ages 9-12; 2011]
by Peggy Dymond Leavey

Dundurn/Quest 9x6 pb [9/2011] for $15.59
Sweet Memories novel by David W. Menefee  "Sweet Memories: A Novel" [2012] by David W. Menefee
The life of Gladys Smith, a little girl from Toronto, who became movie star Mary Pickford,
{as if} told by her mother Charlotte.

CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2012] for $14.95
Mary Pickford Queen of The Movies book edited by Christel Schmidt  "Mary Pickford: Queen of The Movies" [2012] Edited by Christel Schmidt
Introduction by Molly Haskell; contributors include Elizabeth Binggeli, Kevin Brownlow, James Card, Robert Cushman, editor Schmidt, Edward Wagenknecht, Beth Werling & Eileen Whitfield
Kindle Edition from Univ Press of Kentucky [10/2012] for $25.99
Univ Press of Kentucky & Library of Congress 12x9¼ hardcover [11/2012] for $29.27


Movies About Mary Pickford

Before Hollywood, There Was Fort Lee on DVD  "Before Hollywood, There Was Fort Lee, N.J." 40-minute featurette [1964]
Image Ent. color/b&w DVD [5/2003] for $22.49
includes the 40-minute featurette produced by Fort Lee Film Commission in 1964, plus a half-hour version of Maurice Tourneur's "A Girl's Folly" [World Film 1917] showing scenes inside a movie studio; D.W. Griffith's "The New York Hat" [Biograph 1912 short] starring Mary Pickford & Lionel Barrymore; "The Wishing Ring" [World Film 1914 feature] adapted & directed by Maurice Tourneur; and portions of Edwin S. Porter's "Rescued From The Eagle's Nest" [Edison 1908 short] and D.W. Griffith's "The Curtain Pole" [Biograph 1909 short] starring Mack Sennett & Florence Lawrence

Chaplin 1992 bio-feature  "Chaplin" [TriStar Dec 1992]
Lovingly made bio-film covering Charlie Chaplin's early life in England, his professional success and personal failures in Hollywood, and his exile in Switzerland. Produced & directed by Richard Attenborough; color cinematography by Sven Nykvist; starring Robert Downey Jr. {as Charlie}, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Penelope Ann Miller, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Kline, Maria Pitillo (as Mary Pickford}, Deborah Moore, Diane Lane & Nancy Travis; Oscar noms for Best Actor [RD], Best Original Score, Best Art Direction; won BAFTA for Best Actor [RD]
Lions Gate letterbox-widescreen color DVD [5/98] for $10.99
Lions Gate widescreen color VHS [3/98] out of prodn/used
Lions Gate color VHS [1/99] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD by John Barry [12/92] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia'Perfect Charlie' film fansite

Mary Pickford, A Life on Film  "Mary Pickford: A Life On Film" documentary [Playboy/Milestone 1997]
Co-produced by Elaina Archer, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers & others; co-produced & directed by Hugh Munro Neely; written by Rita Mae Brown; hosted by Whoopi Goldberg; featuring archive footage of Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, Owen Moore, Jack Pickford, Mary Pickford, Joseph M. Schenck, Charlotte Smith & Robert Taylor; modern interviewees include Jean Firstenberg, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Fay Kanin & Roddy McDowall • full credits at IMDb
Image Ent. color/b&w DVD [8/2001] out of prodn/used
Milestone Video color/b&w VHS [1/2002] out of prodn/used

LIFE: Great Romances box set on 4 DVDs  "LIFE: Great Romances, Volume 2" [2003]
looks at couples Clark Gable & Carole Lombard, Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo & John Gilbert, and Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD [1/2003] for $14.40
complete set on 4 disks
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD set [1/2003] 4 disks for $35.99
American Masters Mary Pickford special from P.B.S.  "American Masters: Mary Pickford" [P.B.S./WGBH-TV April 2005]
Written & directed by Sue Williams; narrated by Laura Linney; featuring featuring archive footage of David Belasco, aviator Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, Ernst Lubitsch, Walter Mirisch, Owen Moore, Jack Pickford, Lottie Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Charlotte Smith & Adolph Zukor; modern interviewees include Tino Balio, Kevin Brownlow, Scott Eyman & Eileen Whitfield
P.B.S. Home Video color/b&w DVD [9/2005] for $19.99
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official movie site

"Movie Legends: Mary Pickford, The Glad Girl" short [Basil Nelson 2007]
tribute slideshow of still photos with piano music [4:08] on YouTube

Mary Pickford, The Muse of the Movies docufilm  "Mary Pickford: The Muse of The Movies" [Earthlight / White Castle 2008]
102-minute docufilm co-produced by Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt; co-produced, directed & edited by Nicholas Eliopoulos; written by Janelle Balnicke; narrated by Michael York & Mary Pickford; featuring archive footage of Charlie Chaplin, aviator Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers & Mack Sennett
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {Flash}

"The First" Mary Pickford biopic [Poverty Row Ent. 2013?]  
Announced 5/2012: Producer-director Jennifer DeLia & producer Julie Pacino (Al’s daughter) are currently working on a biopic
of Mary Pickford, based on Eileen Whitford’s 1997 biography "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood"; Lily Rabe is
already cast as Mary, and the producers have set their hearts on Jude Law to play Pickford’s second husband Douglas Fairbanks;
added 1/2013: Julia Stiles will portray famed screenwriter & best friend Frances Marion [1886-1973]latest info at IMDb

Pickford, Woman Who Made Hollywood book by Eileen Whitfield  "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood" [1997]
by Eileen Whitfield

Univ Press KY 9¼x6 pb [8/2007] for $17.41
Univ Press KY 9½x6½ hardcover [8/97] for $34.95


Friends & Family

mother Elsie Charlotte Pickford Smith [1873?-1928] aka Charlotte Pickford

sister Charlotte 'Lottie' Milbourne Smith [1893-1936] aka Lottie Pickford

brother John Charles Smith aka Jack Pickford [1895-1933]
Jack's first wife silent-era star Olive Thomas Pickford [1894-1920] - married 1916, poisoned 1920
Jack's second wife Broadway star Marilyn Miller Carter Pickford O'Brien [1898-1936] - married 1922, divorced 1927
Jack's third wife Mary Mulhern Pickford [] - married 1930, widowed 1933

first husband Owen Moore [1886-1939] - married 1911, divorced 1920

second husband Douglas Fairbanks [1883-1939] - married 1920, divorced 1936

third husband Charles Edward 'Buddy' Rogers [1904-99] - married 1937, widowed 1979
adopted son Ronald 'Ronnie' Charles Rogers [1937-] adopted 1943
adopted daughter Roxanne Rogers [1944-]

longtime pal writer Frances Marion [1886-1973]


L i n k s

Mary Pickford entry at Wikipedia
Mary Pickford's credits [1909-62] at Internet Movie Database
search on keywords 'Mary Pickford' on DVD at Amazon

Mary Pickford Foundation
Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education [est. 2003] in West Los Angeles, CA
official Mary Pickford bio article by Hugh Munro Neely on M.P.I.F.E. website

Pickfair Estate entry at Wikipedia
http://www.squidoo.com/pickfair

'My Best Girl' fansite
CS's 'Pickford Film Legacy' fansite
Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City, CA
article on Pickford's film legacy & the Library of Congress
GeneZ's Mary Pickford weblog/fansite
Christel Schmidt's Mary Pickford study website


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