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Mary Pickford (1892-1979).

FEATURE IMAGE: Mary Pickford in 1927 in a publicity photograph for My Best Girl.

This publicity photograph of Mary Pickford in 1927 is by K.O. Rahmn. Knute Olaf Rahmn was Mary Pickford’s personal photographer who photographed her private, as well as professional, life throughout most of her career. Rahmn was the still photographer for a pair of her films, both in 1929, Coquette and The Taming of the Shrew. The 1927 photograph captures Pickford’s warmth, intelligence and beauty. The long screen kiss in My Best Girl between Buddy Rogers (1904-1999) and Mary Pickford may be because they were already falling in love. The pair wouldn’t marry until 1937 but then remained in wedded bliss for the next 42 years until Pickford’s death in 1979. In My Best Girl Pickford plays a sweet 18-year-old store clerk who falls in love with the new clerk (Rogers) who turns out to be the boss’s son. The Hollywood silent rom-com has all the surprises and happy results as can be predicted for movie-going audiences to enjoy. The film was directed by Sam Taylor (1895-1958).

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