Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, 1924

When Doug met Mary

In late 1915-early 1916, Douglas Fairbanks met Mary Pickford, and the rest is history. But how exactly did these two super-stars – the first-ever hero and heroine of motion pictures — come to carry-out a most passionate love affair, get married, and be crowned King and Queen of Hollywood, barely 3+ years later?  At this […]

Resemblance between Mary Pickford (1917), Princess April Morning-Glory (1941), and Audrey Fairbanks, great-granddaughter of Letitia Fairbanks (2013)

Dec 11, 1939: By the clock….

Taking a wee break from 100 year events, we’ll skip ahead to a commemorative date in 1939: Letitia Fairbanks’ 26th birthday and the death of her uncle, Douglas Fairbanks. It was on this night that Letitia first conceived of creating a lasting, memorable art installation that would be worthy of her famous and much beloved […]

Mary Pickford, on hosting Professor Albert Einstein at a Pickfair dinner

On This Day 100 Years Ago: Einstein publishes theory of relativity

Mary Pickford, on hosting Professor Albert Einstein at a Pickfair dinner: Not that Douglas [Fairbanks] and Charlie [Chaplin] were always acting like a couple of kids out of Mark Twain. I saw them once watching Professor Einstein demonstrate his theory of relativity with a knife, fork, a plate, and the edge of our dining-room table. […]