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Virtual Tuesday Talk: Mary Pickford: The World’s First Major Movie Star
June 8 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM$20
Multi-faceted writer, director, performer and producer Michelle Cohen explores Mary Pickford’s rise to fame from a penniless pioneer in a new medium to an astute businesswoman and actress. Her relationships with husband Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith resulted in the formation of United Artists. As an actress, her work defined film acting. As a producer, she set standards for high quality. She helped shape the trade through precedent-setting contracts, foundation of the Academy, as well as the Oscars annual event. Mary’s decisions still influence Hollywood.