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Mary Pickford: Canada’s Silent Siren, America’s Sweetheart
by Peggy Dymond Leavey (Goodreads Author)
Mary Pickfords ambition, passion, innate talent, and savvy business acumen sent her career into the stratosphere and set the blueprint for the modern movie star. Born Gladys Louise Smith in 1892, Pickford was raised in a house on University Avenue in Toronto and began her acting career on the stage. However, her determination led her to the new world of motion pictures, wh ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by Dundurn
(first published January 1st 2011)
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The problem with downloading books from the library is sometimes I can't get a sense of what they're actually like, so I didn't realize that this was a young adult biography. So, nothing too incredibly detailed, but an interesting read, and now I at least know some facts about early Hollywood that might stand me in good stead in a trivia contest.
the classic film stars thrill me. Mary has always interested me because of what she accomplished in the budding world we call Hollywood. she also married Buddy Rogers which makes me happy because Wings is one of my all time fave films. read this if you like the silent stars. there was no one like her. once you're done, watch one of her films.
Peggy was the second of five children in a family where the favourite gift at Christmas and birthdays was always a book. Born in Toronto, Peggy spent her growing up years moving from place to place, due to her father’s frequent RCAF postings.
Early in life, Peggy discovered a love of writing, and cver the years she'd been submitting stories for publication with little success. But in 1976, with he ...more