Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart

Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart - Scott Eyman

ISBN 1556111479

This readable biography is an informative and appreciative examination of the silent film actress who was the first multi-media star. Although she is nearly forgotten today, Pickford was first mega-celebrity. Eyman gives us a good sense of how her fame grew and what she did to maintain it. This can also be read as the story of a woman who was not going to depend on others to keep her family together or her career going. The toughest Hollywood moguls grudgingly admired Pickfor for her  business sense and negotiating style. This well worth reading for people into the history of film, the sociology of celebrity and women's issues.

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