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Historical Re-Enactments: Mary Pickford

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Mary Pickford was the biggest star of the silent screen era, performing in over 200 films and acting on the stage. She was the first woman start to make a million dollars. She won an Academy Award for her first talkie, Coquette. In this one-woman show, Mary will take you on a journey through her life as an actor, beginning with touring the US, performing at theaters from the age of 5. We follow her as she works at the Belasco Theater on Broadway, and then with the Biograph Co. in Hollywood with D.W. Griffith. We learn about her marriage to three actors, including the infamous Douglas Fairbanks, her work with Charlie Chaplin and Dough with United Artists, her work supporting the soldiers during WW1 and her last years at Pickfair, the home Douglas bought her when they married. Go back in time to the days when the silent movies were in vogue, when the starts did not need dialogue… as Gloria Swanson says in Sunset Boulevard, “We had FACES!”