Mary Pickford—as Written by Frances Marion

Tieber, Claus (2013) Mary Pickford—as Written by Frances Marion. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/3810. In: Researching Women in Silent Cinema: New Findings and Perspectives. A cura di: Dall'Asta, Monica ; Duckett, Victoria ; Tralli, Lucia. Bologna: Dipartimento delle Arti - DAR, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, pp. 220-230. ISBN 9788898010103. In: Women and Screen Cultures, (1). A cura di: Dall'Asta, Monica ; Duckett, Victoria. ISSN 2283-6462.
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Abstract

Mary Pickford’s star image consists of her on-screen persona of “little Mary” and her off-screen image as Mary Pickford, the successful actress and businesswomen, co-fonder of United Artists. Both parts of her image, the sentimental, Victorian, female ideal and the modern woman of the 1910s and 1920s were to a large part written by Frances Marion. Marion did not only write the screenplays for Pickford’s most successful films, she also helped to construct her off-screen image in ghost-writing Pickford’s newspaper column “Daily Talks.” In analyzing some of these columns the article examines Pickford’s off-screen image and compares it with her screen persona. The result is an insight in the specifics of the construction of silent era star images.

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