MARY PICKFORD - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES "BUDDY" ROGERS - HFSID 347397
MARY PICKFORD and CHARLES “BUDDY” ROGERS The husband-and-wife couple look lovingly into each other's eyes in this signed black and white photograph Photograph Signed: “Chas. Buddy Rogers” and “Mary Pickford”. B/w. 8x10.
Sale Price $374.00
MARY PICKFORD and CHARLES “BUDDY” ROGERS The husband-and-wife couple look lovingly into each other's eyes in this signed black and white photograph Photograph Signed: “Chas. Buddy Rogers” and “Mary Pickford”. B/w. 8x10. Actual image 7½x9¼ with a white border (one surface). In this photograph, the couple celebrates Pickford's Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Middlebury College. Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904-1999) played with a California-based swing band in the 1930s, but was better known for his films. He debuted in the silent film Wings (1927), which won the first-ever Oscar as Best Picture. That same year, the actor who would be known at the peak of his popularity as "America's Boyfriend" was paired with "America's Sweetheart", Mary Pickford, in My Best Girl. In 1937, Rogers became Pickford's third and last husband. In later years he would often act as spokesman for his increasingly reclusive wife. Rogers' other films include Abie's Irish Rose (1928), Young Eagles (1930), Golden Hoofs (1941), and his last starring role, An Innocent Affair (1948). Mary Pickford (1893-1979) began working at Biograph Studios in 1909 at $40 a week. By 1912, she was making $500 weekly at Adolph Zukor's Famous Players. Her salary was doubled periodically. In 1916, Pickford signed an astounding contract with Zukor for $10,000 a week plus a $300,000 bonus plus the formation of The Mary Pickford Company (later, The Pickford Corporation), a studio devoted exclusively to the making of her films. She was also to share the profits in Zukor's studio. Pickford was the first superstar of the movies. In 1919, Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks formed United Artists to distribute their films. In 1920, Pickford and Fairbanks were married, a union that lasted sixteen years. In 1936, she became First Vice President of United Artists and, in 1937, established the Mary Pickford Cosmetics Company. That same year, she married former co-star Charles "Buddy" Rogers. Her many film credits include The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), the silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), and Coquette (1929). Wrinkling along edges on all sides. Descriptive note adhered to verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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