|'America's Sweetheart', Mary Pickford|
Photo Source: Strictly Vintage Hollywood
by Angela Magnotti Andrews
Sweetheart,’ Mary Pickford reigned as the ‘Queen of Hollywood’ throughout her
illustrious film career. She is reported to have starred in over 175 movies
from 1909 to 1933. By 1916, she was making a staggering $350,000 every time one
of her pictures was shown in a theater.
According to our sources, by 1919, Ms. Pickford had become “the first millionaire in
She was an equal partner in the film production company, United Artists, and
she was free to indulge her every whim.
Her every whim included a love of beautiful things, and she added pieces regularly to her extensive collection of costume and fine jewelry. By 1920, the Canadian-born starlet was one of the most famous women in
Hollywood, and she fell in love with one of Hollywood’s golden boys,
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
By 1920, Mr. Fairbanks was a famous silent film actor who wowed his audiences with action stunts he performed himself. After watching a clip of The Mark of Zorro (1920), it is no wonder that he was beloved by national and international audiences. Mr. Fairbanks met Ms. Pickford on a tour during World War I, and though they were both married they began an illicit affair.
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