Mary Pickford rediscovered: rare pictures of a Hollywood legend

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Harry N. Abrams in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, May 1, 1999 - Art - 256 pages
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Silent-film star Mary Pickford -- "America's Sweetheart" -- was Hollywood's first superstar. In this lavish tribute to Pickford (1892-1979), her enormous and wide-ranging body of work is illustrated with fabulous film stills, rare production shots, and personal photographs -- most never before published -- from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library.

Today's audiences have little knowledge of Pickford's films, let alone of her enormous behind-the-scenes power as one of Hollywood's pioneering producers and cofounder of United Artists. This first illustrated filmography of Pickford's career accords her achievements the recognition they deserve. Noted film historian Kevin Brownlow draws on interviews with Pickford and her circle to provide entertaining film-by-film commentaries full of wonderful anecdotes about the silent era.

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The first comprehensive study of silent film star Mary Pickford, this lush photographic tribute is a testament not only to Pickford's monumental career but also to film curators and preservationists ... Read full review



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Kevin Brownlow is a film historian and documentary filmmaker whose other books include "Parade's Gone By" and "Napoleon". Mr. Brownlow lives in London.

Robert Cushman has worked at the BBC as a script editor, drama producer, and a writer and host of music programs. He has directed many plays in the British theatre, including shows in the West End. As a theatre critic, he worked for the Observer for 12 years before joining the "National Post. He has also written articles for numerous publications, including the "New York Times, Saturday Night, and "Toronto Life.

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