"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "~ Mary Pickford
*Who is Mary Pickford?
Silent film movie star, Mary Pickford became famous portraying naive, childish characters on screen. In contrast—her real-life persona was a mixture of mature acting ability, razor-sharp filmmaking, and astute business acumen, the combination of which seemed almost other-worldly. Her popularity helped establish Paramount as the foremost studio. And though she was not the first female performer to achieve star status, Pickford was arguably the movies' first superstar.
Mary Pickford used her screen-idol reputation to become her own producer, and ultimately her own company boss with the formation of United Artists. Pickford dumbfounded her associates with her business astuteness, paving the way as Hollywood's first female movie mogul. She used the independent film movement to secure her position in the industry, and remained a life-long advocate for independent production.
In 1941, she became a founding member of the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers.
Can we say, "Go girl."
Peace and blessings,
**Information from the archives of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers