brother Jack Pickford can be seen (free!) in one of Maven's favorite movies, The Bat (1925, based on a story by Maven's
favorite author, Mary Roberts Rinehart*) at http://www.archive.org/details/TheBat1926.
The Pickfair Auction Preview:
A Tour of Pickfair
Some Interiors of Pickfair
Pulicity Articles and Such
Post Pickfair History, as It Were
Mary Pickford, the Muse of the Movies
Pickfair Mansion Ghosts
MARY PICKFORD'S ACADEMY AWARDS
Mary Pickford received
her first Academy Award in 1929 for Coquette when she was approximately 36.
A clip that
includes Pickford getting her honorary Oscar in 1976 is at:
Gene Kelley introduced the award's audience with a history of the legendary Hollywood pioneer and segued into a tape that
had to have been made earlier . . . at least in part. Why earlier?!
First, Pickford was very
frail of after reputedly confining herself to her bedroom for years.
Also the segment showed
a traveling shot through the Pickfair gates to the port cochere into the house and upstairs to a waiting and obviously
frail Mary Pickford.
She died only three years
For those who aren't too familiar with Pickford's
third husbland, Buddy Rogers, Maven is including a link to a clip of him in a movie short from 1933. It's for Franklyn
D. Roosevelt's New Deal:
Charles "Buddy" Rogers lived for some twenty years
after "America's Sweetheart." He and Mary had discussed his building a much smaller place on the grounds that was eventually
called "Pickfair Lodge." Rogers also remarried, a lady called Beverley Ricono.
Buddy Rogers, Clothes Horse
Beverly Ricono Rogers
Maven has just come across
a blog entry about Mary Pickford's sister Lottie and her daughter. Lottie's daughter had originally named Mary Pickford
Rupp but later was renamed "Gwynne."
Introducing . . . Lottie Pickford
Much of the lives of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks can be seen through the home - the lodge that Fairbanks bought and
then gave to Pickford as a awedding present: ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair.
the original building described as a "hunting lodge" that became Pickfair lather spawned the "Pickfair Lodge."
Lodge was built on the corner of the Pickfair estate for Buddy Rogers after Mary Pickford died.
"Pickfair Lodge was a home built on a corner of the Pickfair grounds by Buddy Rogers after the death of Mary Pickford. This
small but beautiful mansion housed many of Mary’s keepsakes until 2003, when it too went on the market. Some of its
features recalled the original Pickfair, including a western bar that Buddy had fashioned from the old Pickfair bomb shelter,
which was on the Pickfair Lodge section of the property."
is from http://www.marypickford.com/faqs.html and errs. Pickford had the western bar installed
off the port cochere of Pickfair as a Christmas present for her then husbland, Fairbanks.
don't ask Maven where they got the idea there was a bomb shelter on the grounds, much less in the house proper!
That sounds more like the misinformation that has come out of Pickfair since Meshulam Riklis and his wife, Pia Zadora, bought
the house. They torn down most of Pickfair "because of termites."
people today think that the Pickfair they see is the original home of Fairbanks and Pickford.
Trust Maven . . .
. It ain't!