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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born silent film actress, famously known as "America's sweetheart," co-founder of American Artists film studio, and one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.; When United Artists was formed in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith, they did not intend to have an actual studio; the company was solely a distribution company whose mission was to release films made by independent producers. Pickford and Fairbanks owned an 18-acre property, which came to be known as the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio. Over time United Artists began to lure independent producers away from the large studios, so producers like Samuel Goldwyn and Joseph Schenck rented offices and stages on the property. It was later renamed the United Artists Studio in the late 1920s, however, it operated as a separate entity from the United Artists distribution company. When Goldwyn left United Artists in 1940, the lot was renamed the Samuel Goldwyn Studio. This name change resulted in a lengthy court battle with Mary Pickford, who still owned half of the studio. Eventually Goldwyn became the sole owner of the property. The studio known as the Samuel Goldwyn Studio until 1980, when it was purchased by Warner Bros. Photograph caption dated March 22, 1955 reads "In legal battle with producer Sam Goldwyn over finances concerning old United Artists studio."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00106821 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 1009 CARL0005337247 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31776
Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979 Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979--Trials, litigation, etc Goldwyn, Samuel,--1879-1974--Trials, litigation, etc Motion picture studios--Ownership--California--Los Angeles Motion picture studios--California--Los Angeles Trials--California--Los Angeles Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Women--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs