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Mary Pickford, comedienne

Kemp R. Niver

Mary Pickford, comedienne

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Published by Locare Research Group in [Los Angeles .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979.

  • Edition Notes

    Contains photos selected from films made 1909-1912 by the Biograph Company, with the Biograph handbills for each production.

    Statementby Kemp R. Niver. Edited by Bebe Bergsten.
    ContributionsBergsten, Bebe, ed., Biograph Company.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.P5 N5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination156 p.
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5313689M
    LC Control Number72103050

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Mary Pickford, comedienne by Kemp R. Niver Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a charming privately published book from that may well have inspired Kevin Brownlow's recent look at Mary Pickford's features.

This one is page after page of reproduced photos and production data from her earliest Biograph shorts from You can Reviews: 2. With Christel Schmidt's wonderful new book, it's easy to understand why Mary Pickford was known as 'America's Sweetheart'.

You'll find a great collection of photos here-both of Mary and her co-stars; Color photos of lobby cards and posters from Mary's films, and a chapter featuring the magnificent costumes she wore in several films (also in color)/5(30).

My library has only two biographies of Mary Pickford. I read Gary Carey's "Doug and Mary" first, and followed it up with this one. This version has much more detail than the shorter Carey book, but some of it is not really necessary to understand Pickford's story--the author, Scott Eyman, tends to step away from the main narrative comedienne book give, say, a thumbnail bio of one of Pickford's Cited by: 6.

Mary Pickford wrote this fine autobiography back in the 's and it was a huge best-seller. Often unfairly knocked by later historians (especially Pickford biographers) mainly for the lack of undiluted intimacy, those critics fail to take in to count the era it was published/5(13).

Mary Pickford was sixty-two years old when she penned her autobiography and within its pages she spins one of the most amazing rags-to-riches stories I’ve ever read. I would like to note that the book was written in and published a year later/5.

In the s silent actress Mary Pickford underwent a facelift that allegedly interfered with her ability to smile, Greg Jenner wrote in the book Dead Famous, and reports claimed that she looked “mummified.” Rudolph Valentino famously got his ears pinned back for a more flattering look.

The book is a delight in its countless black and white photographs of the stars and the detailed but succinct recounting of the careers of some of the era's most notable stars. Basinger recounts the career of Mary Pickford "America's Sweetheart". In this fantastic book, Jeanine Basinger investigates the lifes and careers of underappreciated, forgotten or misunderstood silent stars.

Debunking any myths connected to their careers (especially their failures), Basinger astutely sheds light on big stars such as Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, John /5(43).

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in (although she later claimed or as her year of birth) at University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Her father, John Charles Smith, was the son of English Methodist immigrants, and worked a variety of odd jobs.

Her mother, Charlotte Hennessey, was of Irish Catholic descent and worked for a time as a seamstress. Mary Pickford tackles two roles in this Dickensian soaper. She is Stella Maris: beautiful, rich, innocent and paralyzed. She is also Unity Blake: plain, penniless, ignored and abused.

Both girls love the same man but he is trapped in an abusive marriage. Will true love win. And whose true love. Home Media Availability: Released on. Here is an interesting book written by actress Mary Pickford in She lays out her feelings as a youngster about God, how she was angry at Him, and how she thought he was “mean†to people.

Then, as a grown-up, she had a revelation wherein she sa/5(1). Christel Schmidt is the leading expert on the films of Mary Pickford. She was awarded two fellowships, in andfrom the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research in locating and identify Pickford films in US and European film archives.

Her work has been used by the Women Film Pioneers Project and the Mary Pickford Foundation/5(14). Eyman's one of those biographers who has a bipolar disorder when it comes to writing about his subject's foibles.

His biography on Ernst Lubitsch shows the director in a very positive light at the expense of everyone else. Here, Mary Pickford gets the harsh treatment and it crosses the line into unfair territory more than once/5(13).

Make Offer - Antique 6 (six) Books William Shakespeare Complete Works Old Vintage An Original Dead End Kid Presents, by Leo Gorcey / 1st ed./ signed $1,   Actress Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion forged a friendship in Hollywood's early days.

A star book review of 'The Girls in the Picture.'. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were both legends in their own right. Fairbank was responsible for bringing to the screen characters like Robin Hood and Zorro. Pickford, a child star, was among the first female actresses to experience paparazzi after hitting the silver screen for the first time.

Together, the pair were a power couple. Basinger also discerns the strengths lost in historical caricature: Mary Pickford's roles revealed a range far beyond that of "America's Sweetheart"; Marion Davies's successful career belies her legacy as inspiration for the off-key singer Susan Alexander in Citizen Kane.

Not surprisingly, a recurrent theme is the ephemerality of fame. JEANINE BASINGER is Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies and Curator of Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University. Her many books on film include A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, - (), American Cinema (), The "It's a Wonderful Life" Book (), and The World War II Combat Film ()/5(2).

Mary Pickford (–) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, producer, and writer. During the silent film era she became one of the first great celebrities of the cinema and a popular icon known to the public as "America's Sweetheart".

Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto and began acting on stage in She started her film career in the United States in Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith.

She was of English and Irish descent. Classic comedienne Zasu Pitts, of the timid, forlorn blue eyes and trademark woebegone vocal pattern and fidgety hands, was born to Rulandus and Nellie (Shay) Pitts, the third of.

Books on Mary Pickford: Kevin Brownlow Mary Pickford Rediscovered, Kemp R. Niver, Edited by Bebe Bergsten Mary Pickford, comedienne Los Angeles, [] Allene Talmey Doug and Mary, And others New York, Mary Pickford,in: Films in Review, vol.

30, pp. Lucille Ball is best known as a comedienne, but her career didn’t start out that way. Mary Pickford was America's sweetheart, and millions of fans around the world called her "our Mary. Booton Herndon, 3 books Mary Pickford, 2 books Peggy Dymond Leavey, 2 books Robert Windeler, 2 books Melanie Benjamin, 2 books Allene Talmey, 1 book Kathleen Feeley, 1 book Raymond Lee, 1 book Kemp R.

Niver, 1 book Gary Carey, 1 book Kevin Brownlow, 1 book Christel Schmidt, 1 book Eileen Whitfield, 1 book Raymond Lee, 1 book Harriet Hoctor, 1 book. When Lawrence left Biograph inMary Pickford was just making her film debut. The fickle public fell even more in love with her, and soon she became the "Biograph girl," and then "America's Sweetheart, Mary Pickford," the person who deserves the.

Mary Pickford, Comedienne. Historical Films, Booton Herndon. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks: The Most Popular Couple the World Has Ever Known. New York: W.W. Norton, ISBN Screen Book (US) August Picture Show (GB).

This list of magazine articles is a work in progress, and we will be adding more when we find them. 8mm Collect Mary Hunts For Her Old Movies.

May E. Gilmore. Sweetheart at Fall/Winter M. Brook. The Films of Mary Pickford in the Eastman Kodak Collection. Summer W. "Mary Pickford was essentially a comedienne Her films were almost always comedies.

The light episodes being laced with genuine pathos and much excitement. The character of Mary Pickford was. Mary Pickford, comedienne by Kemp R Niver (Book) Doug and Mary, and others by Allene Talmey (Book) Mary Pickford, queen of the silent film era: a life in stills by George A Walker (). In the pantheon of film celebrity, Mary Pickford's name should be as widely recognized as Chaplin's, yet it isn't.

Pickford was the first film superstar, the first woman to earn a million dollars a year, and, for a time, the most famous face in the world. Mary Pickford was born Gladys Smith in in Toronto, Canada. After her father was killed in an accident, Gladys became the family’s main breadwinner by performing in the theatre.

Mary Pickford, Actress: Coquette. Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven.

Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater companies. Inshe adopted a family name Pickford. Here, too, is the quintessential slapstick comedienne, Mabel Normand, with her Keystone Kops; the quintessential all-American hero, Douglas Fairbanks; and, of course, the quintessential all-American dog, is the first book to anatomize the major silent players, reconstruct their careers, and give us a sense of what those films.

She made "Kiki" inwhich she followed with a hiatus while she wrote two books: "Why Not Try God" and "My Rendezvous With Life." In she won another Academy Award for "her unique.

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Lahue. Mary Pickford. Mary Pickford () was the first star of American cinema. Immensely popular in the silent era of motion pictures, Pickford was also a savvy businesswoman and the first female movie and three other film legends (including one-time husband Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.) formed United Artists to produce and distribute their work.

Pickford helped write the script along with Agnes Christine Johnston from Jean Webster's coming-of-age children’s book. By some accounts, Pickford was also called upon to lend a hand in directing Daddy-Long-Legs when director Neilan was too soused to show up for work (his drinking problem was well known within the film business).

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Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in. On PICKFORD: books— Niver, Kemp, Mary Pickford: Comedienne, Los Angeles, Cushman, Robert, Tribute to Mary Pickford, Washington, D.C., Lee, Raymond.

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