Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era
A Life in Stills
A successful actress whose work spanned 52 features, Mary Pickford helped establish the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the studio United Artists. She was the first woman to create her own film corporation, and she pioneered the roles of the independent actress, film star, producer and distributor. | George A. Walker tells the story of Pickford’s life in black-and-white wood engravings, creating a visual, sequential narrative not unlike the silent films of old.