MPF On-Camera Interviews Announcement

The Foundation is pleased to announce that we have begun filming on-camera interviews about Mary Pickford, her legacy, her personal history, her philanthropy, and her contributions to the film industry. Mary’s talent and dedication will be discussed by such notable experts as:

Tino Balio: Film scholar and author of United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars, among other titles

Cari Beauchamp: Film historian and award-winning author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood and Joseph Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years

Malcolm Boyd: Bestselling author, civil rights activist and close friend of Mary Pickford

Cecilia DeMille Presley: Granddaughter of Cecil B. DeMille

Randy Haberkamp: Managing Director of Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Jan-Christopher Horak: Director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Betty Lasky: Daughter of film producer Jesse L. Lasky

Leonard Maltin: Film critic and author of Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide

Henry Stotsenberg: Chairman and CEO of the Mary Pickford Foundation

Kevin Thomas: Film critic for the Los Angeles Times

Mark Vieira: Film expert and author of Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood & Harlow in Hollywood and Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy

Marc Wanamaker: Film historian

Joseph Yranski: Film historian

We will continue our on camera interviews in order to create a complete research archive for discovering information about Mary Pickford and the silent film era.

We plan to utilize these interviews in an in-depth documentary film study about Mary Pickford, her life, her legacy and her philanthropic endeavors.