Mary Pickford, America's sweetheart

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D.I. Fine, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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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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Decent biography of America's Sweetheart, whilst it was good to learn about Pickford's background there seemed a lot of filler as the author relies on what happened in the films than rather sticking to Pickford's life. Read full review

Mary Pickford : America's Sweetheart

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A well-researched, highly readable biography of the first bona fide movie star. Eyman, a former film critic, provides thoughtful analysis throughout, based on the thesis, essentially, that now we're ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Scott Eyman is the literary critic of the Palm Beach Post and has written for numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of numerous books about the movies including Lion of Hollywood: The Life of Louis B. Mayer, Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford, Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise, The Speed of Sound, John Ford: The Searcher, and Pieces of My Heart with Robert Wagner.