A Road Scholar Program by Leslie Goddard
Mary Pickford delighted millions of filmgoers in the earliest days of Hollywood. In a career that stretched from 1909 to 1933, she was celebrated for her long blonde curls and childlike air of innocence on screen. But as this first-person portrayal shows, her legacy encompasses much more than her acting. "America’s Sweetheart" was arguably the first modern celebrity, becoming a bigger global box office draw than any of her silent film star contemporaries. Pickford was also an astute mogul, the first woman to found and co-own a studio, negotiate contracts that earned her millions, and produce some of the best-regarded films of her era. The years 2014-2015 mark the 100th anniversaries of two significant Pickford films: Hearts Adrift
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sherry Sparks, 217-440-6275.