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Ten Valuable Mary Pickford Movie Posters & Memorabilia

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Valuable Mary Pickford (1892-1979) movie memorabilia includes posters, autographed photos, sheet music, movie heralds, lobby cards, props and portrait photos. America's Sweetheart!

Mary Pickford – a.k.a. "America's Sweetheart" – reigned as the queen of silent films. Born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Canada, on April 8, 1892, Pickford got her start in show business touring theaters with her family. In 1909, she made her film debut, appearing in the movie short The Heart of an Outlaw. In time, Pickford became one of Hollywood's biggest stars, living in regal splendor at her Beverly Hills mansion known as Pickfair with second husband Douglas Fairbanks. Mary Pickford died in Santa Monica, California, on May 29, 1979.

Here are ten valuable Mary Pickford movie posters and film memorabilia that are sure to interest film collectibles buffs. "We were pioneers in a brand-new medium. Everything's fun when you're young." - Mary Pickford on the early silent cinema.

Mary Pickford Pollyanna (1920) Swedish One Sheet Movie Poster

Mary Pickford plays Pollyanna Whittier in United Artists' Pollyanna, which hit American movie screens on January 18, 1920. A Swedish one sheet poster (23x25-inches) in folded very fine condition brought $1,265 at auction.

Pollyanna 1920 Swedish movie poster $1,265

Mary Pickford Taming of the Shrew (1929) One Sheet Movie Poster

Mary Pickford and husband Douglas Fairbanks Sr. appear together in 1929's Taming of the Shrew, an early sound film. A one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $9,775. Pickford and Fairbanks were married from 1920 to 1936 and were one of Hollywood's original power couples.

Mary Pickford Autographed Photo

Mary Pickford signed a number of photos in her lifetime. A vintage 8x10-inch photograph autographed in white ink – "Sincerely Mary Pickford" – fetched $1,015.75.

Mary Pickford signed 1920s photo $1,015.75

Mary Pickford Pompeian Beauty Products Personality Poster

A Pompeian Beauty Products poster (7x24-inches) featuring Mary Pickford was produced circa 1910. One example in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $191.20.

Mary Pickford Tess of the Storm Country Movie Herald

Mary Pickford stars as Tessibel "Tess" Skinner in Tess of the Storm Country, released by United Artists on November 12, 1922. A movie herald (4x6-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $21 at auction.

Tess of the Storm Country 1922 herald $21

Mary Pickford's Collar Prop from Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)

Mary Pickford has the title role in Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924). Pickford's collar prop from her Elizabethan costume sold at auction for $717.

Mary Pickford Pollyanna (1920) Mini Lobby Cards

A pair of original 1920 Pollyanna mini lobby cards (8x10-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $155.35 at auction.

Pollyanna 1920 mini lobby cards displayed at movie theaters $155.35

Mary Pickford Melbourne Spurr Portrait Photo

Famed Hollywood photographer Melbourne Spurr snapped a beautiful portrait of Mary Pickford in the 1920s. This 9x11-inch photo in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $107.55.

Mary Pickford The Foundling (1916) One Sheet Movie Poster

Mary Pickford appears as Molly O in The Foundling, released by Paramount Pictures on January 2, 1916. A one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine/near mint condition on linen brought $5,750 at auction.

Mary Pickford Edwin Bower Hesser Portrait Photo

A Mary Pickford portrait photo taken by Edwin Bower Hesser in the 1920s in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $64. Hesser's all important credit stamp in purple ink appears on the back of the photograph.

Mary Pickford portrait by Edwin Bower Hesser $64

Mary Pickford Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Mary Pickford 1914 Sweetheart of Mine sheet music $13

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