“Mary Pickford, The Muse of the Movies” traces the life and work of the legendary silent film star, movie pioneer, and keen business woman who co-created United Artists Studios. Pickford’s life (1892-1979) also parallels an even larger story, the telling of the “birth of the cinema” itself. Mary, known as “America’s Sweetheart”, was the first actress to earn one million dollars during a single year and the only star to ever receive a 50% profit share of her movies.
Through restored vintage audio recordings, Pickford narrates her own story along with actor Michael York. Cameo interviews with Adolph Zukor, famed aviator Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Buddy Rogers, Lillian Gish, and rare home movies give the viewer an in-depth look into the early world of American cinema.
$19.95 – DVD (NTSC) All profits will go to the CVCAF.