Show Business: Golden Girl, Lost Lady

Show Business

Mary Pickford: 1893-1979

When she died last week at 86, she was a shadowy legend, vaguely associated with the beginnings of movies, of celebrity in the modern sense. It is a tribute to the power of her former fame, and to the charm that most Americans know about only through the reminiscences of their elders, that her name could, for one last time, command the front page. Mary Pickford had been absent since 1933 from the movie screen that she had once dominated. For the past 13 years of her life, she was...

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