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The Gospel of Good Cheer: Innocence, Spiritual Healing, and Patriotism in Mary Pickford’s Pollyanna

Anke Brouwers

in Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461329
eISBN:
9781626740723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461329.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the first film adaptation of Pollyanna (1920) starring “America's Sweetheart,” Mary Pickford. Pollyanna's “glad philosophy” matched Pickford's public profile as a role model for ... More


Engagement to Chaplin

Mariusz Kotowski

in Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144887
eISBN:
9780813145105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 8 discusses a phenomenon the contemporary reader is very familiar with—that of Hollywood couples and the drama surrounding them. Pola Negri and the famous Charlie Chaplin soon become a ... More


Chapter Three

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John marries for the first time, a young woman named Olivia Burwell; the marriage falls apart almost immediately. He struggles with money and career woes as a freelancer and meets director Maurice ... More


Associated Producers, 1919–1921

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At the beginning of 1919, United Artists had formed with three stars, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin, and a director, D. W. Griffith. On November 8 the same year, Ince ... More


Madam President

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mary C. McCall Jr. was the Screen Writers Guild’s most valuable asset from its earliest days through the blacklist. Eventually, she would publicly sacrifice her career in Hollywood defending the ... More


From Footlights to Kliegs 1915

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the career boost Mae Murray received when she temporarily replaced Irene Castle in Watch Your Step. From there, Murray joined the Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, which opened her ... More


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