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America's sweetheart, Mary Pickford
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 February 15, 1955 reads "In court today to continue legal fight with Sam Goldwyn over ownership and operation of studio."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1009
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
Trials--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture studios--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Women--California--Los Angeles
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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