cover image Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart

Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart

Scott Eyman. Plume Books, $11.95 (352pp) ISBN 978-1-55611-243-0

Although she played innocents in silent movies, Pickford was tough and decisive offscreen; her achievements and failures are recorded here along with vignettes about film folk such as Buddy Rogers, her second husband. ``Eyman's portrait absorbs us in the life and times of a woman who, in his view, was at least 70 years ahead of her time,'' PW said. Photos. (Apr.)