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. Photograph caption dated July 30, 1947 reads "Testifies at trial of film director's $1,653,750 damage suit, says movie profits are unpredictable." Pickford testifying at the breach of contract trial in which LaCava claimed she hired him to direct a film.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979 Pickford, Mary,--1892-1979--Trials, litigation, etc La Cava, Gregory,--1892-1952--Trials, litigation, etc Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Women--California--Los Angeles Trials--California--Los Angeles Contracts for work and labor--United States Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles Microphones Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs