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Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart by Elaine Flynn

  • Paul Spring 7116 Fort Hunt Road Alexandria, VA, 22307 United States (map)

Mary Pickford was the biggest star of the silent screen era, performing in over 200 films and acting on the stage. 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 her touring the US - performing at theaters from the age of 5. We follow her as she works at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway, and then at the Biograph with D.W. Griffith. We learn about her marriage to three actors, including the infamous Douglas Fairbanks; her work with Charlie Chaplin and Doug with their production company, United Artists; her work supporting the soldiers during WW1; and her last years at Pickfair, the home Douglas bought her when they married.

Earlier Event: March 6
Creative Writing
Later Event: March 8
Bible Study