Mary Pickford as The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama. Mary Pickford, famous for playing girls and young women, stars as 11-year-old Gwendolyn. She is left by her rich and busy parents to the care of unsympathetic domestic workers at the family’s mansion. Her mother is only interested in her social life and her father has serious financial problem and is even contemplating suicide. When she manages to have some good time with an organ-grinder or a plumber, or have a mud-fight with street boys, she is rapidly brought back on the right track. One day she becomes sick because the maid has given her an extra dose of sleeping medicine to be able to go out. She then becomes delirious and starts seeing an imaginary world inspired by people and things around her; the Garden of Lonely Children in the Tell-Tale forest. Her conditions worsens and Death tries to lure her to eternal rest. But Life also appears to her and finally wins.

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Mary Pickford in The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

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Mary Pickford in The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

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Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Wedding Photo (1918)

In 1918 Mary Pickford became secretly involved in a relationship with Douglas Fairbanks. The same year Pickford divorced Irish-born silent film actor Owen Moore and married Fairbanks.

They went to Europe for their honeymoon; fans in London and in Paris caused riots trying to get to the famous couple. The couple’s triumphant return to Hollywood was witnessed by vast crowds who turned out to hail them at railway stations across the United States.

They were often referred to as “Hollywood royalty”. Their international reputations were broad. Foreign heads of state and dignitaries who visited the White House often asked if they could also visit Pickfair, the couple’s mansion in Beverly Hills.

The public nature of the marriage strained it to the breaking point. When their film careers both began to founder at the end of the silent era, Fairbanks’ restless nature prompted him to overseas travel (something which Pickford did not enjoy). When Fairbanks’ romance with Sylvia, Lady Ashley became public in the early 1930s, he and Pickford separated.

They divorced in 1936. Fairbanks’ son by his first wife, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., claimed his father and Pickford long regretted their inability to reconcile.

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The Queen and the King of Hollywood, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (1918)

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Ziegfeld Follies Girls – Vintage Photos

The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. It was founded by Florenz Ziegfeld and his wife Anna Held in 1907  – the inspiration was the Parisian Folies Bergère.

The Ziegfeld Follies were also famous for many beautiful chorus girls commonly known as Ziegfeld girls, usually wearing elaborate costumes by designers such as Erté, Lady Duff Gordon or Ben Ali Haggin.

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The Follies circa 1920. Photograph by Édouard Boubat

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Lilyan Tashman performing in Ziegfeld follies

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Ziegfeld Follies by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Ziegfeld Girl Mary Eaton by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Mary Pickford by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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Collection of Glam Celebrity Portraits by Baron Adolph de Meyer

Baron Adolph de Meyer (1868 – 1946) was a photographer famed for his elegant photographic portraits in the early 20th century, many of which depicted celebrities such as Mary Pickford, Rita Lydig, Luisa Casati, Billie Burke, Irene Castle, John Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Ruth St. Denis, King George V of the United Kingdom, and Queen Mary. He was also the first official fashion photographer for the American magazine Vogue, appointed to that position in 1913.

Today, few of his prints survive, most were destroyed during World War II

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Billie Burke by Baron Adolph de Meyer

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 Ruth St. Denis in The Revelation of the Goddess from Omika by Baron Adolph de Meyer

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Lillian Gish by Baron Adolph de Meyer

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Irene Castle 1921 by Baron Adolph de Meyer

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Mary Pickford Wedding Portrait by Baron Adolph de Meyer

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On Screen Cinderellas – Photographs from 1914-1969

Cinderella (1914)

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A Kiss for Cinderella (1925)

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Betty Bronson - A Kiss for Cinderella

Betty Bronson, A Kiss for Cinderella via virtual-history

Cinderella (1957)

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Julie Andrews in Cinderella, Cinderella via theredlist

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