Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Book Review: Mary Pickford by Peggy Dumond Leavey
A friend just posted on Facebook asking for suggestions for a good summer read. Mary Pickford: Canada's Silent Siren, America's Sweetheart by Peggy Dymond Leavey would be a good summer read.
Mary's story from young Canadian girl to America's sweetheart is a really interesting tale all by itself. What the author does special is to fill in the blanks . . . including lots of background information to make it easier to understand the times Mary lived in. I especially was fascinated by all the movie making information. Early Hollywood was not exactly what I expected.
Well written. Very interesting. Two thumbs up.