Mary Pickford leads her children over a swamp-infested crocidilles in Sparrows.

Sparrows (1926)—The Girl with the Golden Curls’ Curtain Call

Mary Pickford skyrocketed to international stardom in the 1910s playing plucky children in films such as Tess of the Storm Country and Fanchon the Cricket. Her popular juvenile image contrasted heavily with her position as one of the most powerful actors and producers in …

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Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood — Book Review

Over the past twenty years, there has been a heightened interest in the hundreds of women who worked in the silent era and helped build the film industry into the global entertainment force it is today. Karen Ward Mahar’s Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood tells …

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