Mary Pickford 1924
"I'm sick of Cindrella parts, of wearing rags and tatters. I want to wear smart clothes and play the lover."
~ Mary Pickford (1892-1979)
Mary got her wish when she was cast in the leading role of the historical romance movie, "Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall," which was made in 1924. By the way, the stunt where Dorothy rides her horse up the steps and onto the three-foot wide wall was performed by Mary Pickford herself, after the stuntwoman's horse damaged a leg.
This is an old photograph from my personal collection