118 years ago
Happy Birthday Mary Pickford... the original America''s Sweetheart
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Arguably the biggest star of all time, with the possible exception of Chaplin.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/08/2010|
I can't tell you how honored I am to be the one to have picked up her torch.
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Funny that the original "America's Sweetheart" was actually Canadian, born Gladys Smith in Toronto.
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How does she look? Has she had much "work" done? I used to love playing with her when we were little.
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And she doesn't look a day over 110.
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She's been dead 31 years. We dug her up and she looks like a young Barbra Walters.
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I bet Douglas Fairbanks never expected her to receive a Dirty Sanchez.
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There's a scene in 1927s "My Best Girl" where she and Buddy Rogers (whom she later married) cross a busy city street, oblivious to everything around them... It's a tiny scene but one of the most wonderful scenes I have ever seen.
She won an Oscar for 'Coquette' which was an awful film where she plays a teenager, even though she is obviously too old at this point in time.
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She eventually hated playing the "little girl in curls" since she did it WAY into adulthood. She thought it looked creepy and put almost all of her films out of circulation (since she owned them). One of the wierd things about that era was that she and Charlie Chaplin could continue playing very young characters (the Little Tramp and the Girl with the Golden Curls) nearly into middle age because there was no sound and the visual effects were not as clear and precise to the eye.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/08/2010|
Wait, are we talking about Mary Pickford or Bernadette Peters, or both?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/08/2010|
I hate her, she got to bang Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and I didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/08/2010|
I just LOVE a Mary Pickford.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/08/2010|
Watching "Coquette" on TCM now. What a hoot! The acting overall is very stagey but that was the norm for the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/23/2013|
I am watching "Coquette" too but mostly for her co-star, Johnny Mack Brown. I have been reading very interesting things about Johnny. It seems that a lot of actors and actresses were in lust with this guy back in those days and he returned their feelings.
I am going to have to do more research on him, I remember him mostly as an aging cowboy in bad westerns.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/23/2013|
Poor Mary. She was loved by all, and yet she wound up a sad recluse, gaga and oblivious to all around her at Pickfair.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/23/2013|
Let's face it, Joan darling. You too have been dead for years....
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/23/2013|
She really looks hammered here when they take her Special Oscar up to her house in 1976.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/23/2013|
R14 where are you reading about him? I can't find anything interesting about him online.
Pickford is horrible in COQUETTE. That's not a dated acting style, it's just bad. I cringed for her. Her silent work is so much better. Talk about a gratitude Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/23/2013|
Mary Pickford & Jean Parker playing musical chairs at a charity event in 1938...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/15/2014|
Wasn't Pickfair demolished?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/15/2014|
Cunt! So I wasn't good enough for her precious son. Dammit, Pickford should've been MY place! Which of us is the one still beloved by audiences, and which is long-forgotten. Cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/15/2014|
"Wasn't Pickfair demolished?'
I heard that Pia Zadora and her fat cat husband at the time bought it and pretty much destroyed it. I don't think they actually tore it down but their renovations completely changed it. Too bad; it was one of the great Hollywood estates. I think people would have loved it as a tourist attraction.
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