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Actress and Co-Founder of United Artists Film Studio, Mary Pickford,1925.
This black and white photo of Canadian-American actress Mary Pickford was taken in 1925 as a promotional still for the film “Little Annie Rooney”. One of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood, Mary was also a significant figure in the development of film acting. Not only was Mary a film actress, but she went on to co-found United Artists Film Studios and is also one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Mary Pickford used her stature in the film industry to support several causes. Mary promoted the sale of Liberty Bonds, through an exhausting series of fund-raising speeches that kicked off in Washington, D.C. where she sold bonds alongside Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Theda Bara, and Marie Dressler.
The restoration process on this photo was lengthy. You will notice that I removed the table from the original photo during the restoration process. The table seemed to draw away from Mary and I eventually felt it looked far once the table was removed.
The original black and white photo is below along with my full size colorization. If you would like any prints of my work feel free to use the contact form at the bottom of the page,. if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comment section below.