Pickford the woman who made hollywood is a 1997 biography of actress mary pickford 1892 1979 written by eileen whitfield the book took ten years to complete and was published by macfarlane walter ross in canada and by the university press of kentucky in the united states. Pickford the woman who made hollywood is an insightful and well crafted biography author elieen whitfield is an actress in her own right and she offers a keen understanding to pickfords evolution as an actress and her immense contribution to the art of film. Pickford the woman who made hollywood by eileen whitfield and marie dressler the unlikeliest star by betty lee review barrie hayne pickford who made her first film at seventeen at first regarded the new medium as vastly inferior to the theatre and was drawn to it only because it paid better dressler seems to have regarded her . A woman who played children wide eyed and gamine skipping about in frills and long curls thats how most people remember mary pickford in reality pickford was a towering figure in movie history central to the evolution of film acting and the development of the hollywood motion picture industry. Get this from a library pickford the woman who made hollywood eileen whitfield the silent film star who developed her own production company and co founded united artists
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