27 January 2010

Mary Pickford

Born in Canada, rose to superstardom in the glory days of early cinema. Smart enough to demand not just a salary ($675K in 1918 = $10 million today), but a percentage (to 50%!) of the profits of her films.  Co-founded United Artists film studio. 

From this studio portrait, it's easy to see why she was called the "Girl with the curls." 

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