Mary Pickford Foundation
Most widely held works about Mary Pickford Foundation
Most widely held works by Mary Pickford Foundation
Mary Pickford a life on film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
By the age of seventeen, Mary Pickford had become the first actress to achieve international superstardom. By the time she was thirty, she was the first and only woman ever to own a major movie studio. With comedic and tragic talents and business acumen, Mary Pickford was the consummate movie star of the 20th century. This definitive documentary combines an abundance of previously unseen footage from Pickford's own archive with exceptional research to demonstrate why she and her films remain touchstones of film history.
Daddy-long-legs ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, July Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-long-legs."
My best girl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1927 and 1999 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Maggie, a shopgirl in a five-and-ten-cent store, falls in love with the owner's son, who gives up his society sweetheart for her. Learning of their relationship, the boy's father unsuccessfully tries to buy Maggie off, but is ultimately convinced of her worth and agrees to their marriage.
Tess of the storm country ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1922 and 1999 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
When a rich man, Elias Graves, buys a waterfront stretch of land, the squatters who have always fished there fight back. Tess persuades the rich man's son, Frederick, that his father is wrong to evict the poor folk. After much conflict and comedy, they wind up engaged. Remake of Pickford's 1914 version of the same story.
Stella Maris ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2000 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
A woman, paralyzed from birth and shielded from the world, is cured by an operation.
Eternal love ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
"During the War of 1806, French soldiers occupy a Swiss hamlet and order the villagers to surrender their rifles. Everyone but Marcus, a hunter in the mountains, complies. Marcus and Ciglia, the minister's niece, are deeply in love. But Pia, a wild mountain girl, vows to win him for herself."--Container.
Little Lord Fauntleroy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The fortunes of Cedric Fauntleroy and his widowed mother "Dearest" change when the elderly Earl of Dorincourt has Cedric, his rightful heir, brought from the slums of New York to England. The Earl welcomes Cedric but banishes his mother to a cottage outside the manor, unjustly accusing her of marrying his son for the money.
Sparrows ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Hidden in the Southern swamps is a baby farm where unwanted or lost children are cruelly underfed and overworked. Mama Mollie (Pickford) protects the others and leads them on an escape through alligator-infested swamps.
Heart o' the hills ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
A story about a wild and independent Kentucky mountain girl who saves her mother's land from land sharks, rides with a group of night riders, avenges the murder of her father, and eventually marries her mountaineer sweetheart.
Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Amarilly is the belle of Clothes-line Alley, a neighborhood near San Francisco's Chinatown. One night after a fight breaks out in the club where she works as a cigarette girl, Amarilly brings an injured socialite home with her. Grateful for her care, he hires Amarilly to clean his apartment and, over time, begins falling in love with her. But when Amarilly is presented at a posh social gathering, the disastrous results fuel the battle of high and low society."--Container.
Evangeline ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
The love story of a young Acadian girl who, separated from her betrothed during the French and Indian War, spends years in fruitless searching, becomes a Sister of Mercy in Philadelphia and there, in her old age, is reunited with her former lover when he is dying of a pestilence.
Suds ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A young Cockney laundress tells her friends that she is the daughter of an archduke, who has turned her out of their mansion so that she will be loved for herself, not her money. She is so desperate for love that she tells her troubles to the laundry's delivery horse. When Mary rescues the nag from the glue factory and brings him home with her, the result is hilarious.
The gay desperado ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"Pablo Braganza is a Mexican bandit who is inspired by an American gangster film to reorganize his outlaw gang to Chicago standards and practices. Also a music lover, Pablo kidnaps young opera singer Chivo because he likes his voice. Pablo then forces Chivo to capture the son of an American millionaire and his fiancee. When the rich boy escapes solo, the gay desperado serenades the fiery girlfriend amid every sort of chaos."--Container.
Tonight or never ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
An opera prima donna while on holiday in Venice with her elderly fiance becomes intrigued with Fletcher, one of her admirers. One evening he manages to corner the heroine in her apartment, whereupon she becomes convinced that he's merely a gigolo interestd in her money. But Fletcher is in reality a representative of the Metropolitan Opera, determined to sign her to a contract.
The Love light ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Angela tends a lighthouse in an Italian fishing village while her brothers are fighting at the front. She discovers a foreign sailor washed ashore, nurses him back to health and falls in love with him. After they marry and have a baby, she discovers that he is a German spy and that her innocent actions have helped cause the death of her brother. Considered to be one of Pickford's most fully realized adult characters, the film shows her astonishing range: from pure slapstick, to moments of pathos, to a harrowing descent into madness.
Latino visions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Three significant films featuring Latino characters. Ramona: A young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's ranch in California falls in love with the Indian, Alessandro; when she is denied permission to marry him, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners. Big stakes: An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful woman. A fun ride across the plains of western cinema, which, for 1922, presents a complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes. And now, Miguel: A 12 year old boy has dreamed of visiting the Sangre de Cristo Mountains since he was very little; this summer, he is going to work hard and pray until his father and grandfather realize that he is ready to take the trip with the rest of the older men; his prayers are granted when his older brother is drafted; his father needs an extra body and grudgingly allows Miguel to accompany them.
Sparrows Wilful Peggy / directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company. Mender of nets / directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In Sparrows Mary Pickford plays the oldest orphan being looked after by the very mean Mr. Grimes and being held in virtual slavery on a farm surrounded by treacherous swamps. She devises a way to make life better for herself and the others in his care. Wilful Peggy and The mender of nets are romantic shorts.
Daddy-long-legs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, Judy Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-Long-Legs." Based on the famous novel by Jean Webster, Mary Pickford's transformation from youthful orphan to a young woman in love is truly remarkable and completely enchanting.
The dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"A loutish husband neglects his patient, loving wife to enjoy a night on the town. When he comes home drunk and irritable, he mistreats her. Then he falls asleep, and has a dream that causes him to reconsider the way that he treats his wife"--Internet Movie Database.
Adaptations Americans Biography Clerks (Retail trade) Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama England Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations French and Indian War (1755-1763) Grandfathers Heer, J. C.--1859-1925 History Impediments to marriage Inheritance and succession Kidnapping Literature Locke, William John,--1863-1930 Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mexico Mothers and sons Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Mountains Murder Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Nobility Norris, Kathleen Thompson,--1880-1966 Nova Scotia Orphans Paralytics Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979 Revenge Short films Short films Silent films Silent films Social classes Suicide Swindlers and swindling Switzerland United States Villages Webster, Jean,--1876-1916 Women household employees