MARY PICKFORD:QUEEN OF THE MOVIES

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Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies Hardcover
by Christel Schmidt (Editor, Contributor) – Illustrated, November 1, 2012

In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star.

In this engaging collection, copublished with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians sheds new light on this icon's incredible life and legacy. Pickford emerges from the pages in vivid detail. She is revealed as a gifted actress, a philanthropist, and a savvy industry leader who fought for creative control of her films and ultimately became her own producer.

This beautifully designed volume features more than two hundred color and black and white illustrations, including photographs and stills from the collections of the Library of Congress. Together with the text, they paint a fascinating portrait of a key figure in American cinematic history.


About the Author
Christel Schmidt is a film historian, writer, and editor. She was awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her work on Mary Pickford and is coeditor of Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture.

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ University Press of Kentucky; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2012)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0813136474
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0813136479
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.47 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.31 x 1.17 x 12.22 inches
 
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