PICKFORD - FAIRBANKS TOUR

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PICKFORD - FAIRBANKS TOUR

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 12:42 am

Hello
I've been away from the forum for awhile, and for my first post I have put together the Pickford - Fairbanks Tour.
I'll be posting a few more tours. I hope you enjoy them
Bob

PART ONE
PICKFORD BEFORE FAIRBANKS
 
TORONTO, CANADA
 
JOHN CHARLES SMITH
BORN -
 
CHARLOTTE HENNESSEY
BORN - JANUARY 1, 1873
 
1892
John Charles Smith married Charlotte Hennessey. They had three children, Gladys Louise, Charlotte and John Charles. They would change their names to Mary, Lottie, Jack and their last name to Pickford and invade motion pictures.
 
211 UNIVERSITY AVENUE 
The Smith family home where Gladys (Mary Pickford) was born on April 8, 1892 and Charlotte (Lotte), on June 9, 1893.
it was torn down in 1943.

1894
81 WALTON STREET
When Mary was two years old the family moved to a small house on this street. John Charles (Jack) was born on August 18, 1896.

1898
 
FEBRUARY 11
John Charles Smith died.
 
After her father's death Mary and family moved to a house up the block on Walton Street.
 
9 ORDE STREET
They next moved here.
 
1909 - 1920
NEW YORK CITY
Charlotte and her brood moved to the Big Apple.
 
8th AVENUE AND 79th STREET
They shared an apartment with Mary Gish and her two daughters, Dorothy and Lillian.
 
In 1909 director William DeMille, Cecil B's brother, renamed Gladys Smith to Mary Pickford.
 
WEST 17th STREET
Charlotte and children lived here in an apartment.
 
THE WHITE STONE
Mary once lived here.
 
Mary lived at the following locations:
 
240 WEST 68th STREET
270 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
In 1920 Charlotte packed up her three acting children and moved to Los Angeles.
 
1920
LOS ANGELES
Mary divorced Owen Moore in 1920.
 
141 NORTH WESTMORELAND AVENUE
Charlotte, Mary, Lottie and Jack moved here.
 
1918
1519 NORTH WESTERN AVENUE
Lived here.
 
AUGUST 1918 - 1919
56 FREMONT PLACE - HANCOCK PARK
Mary Pickford rented the house for a year and lived here with her mother, sister and, at times, brother.

1919
After Pickford moved out, the next renters was Charlotte Shelby and daughters Mary Miles Minter and Margaret Shelby. The stayed only a year.

1920
CHARLOTTE PICKFORD
129 FREMONT PLACE
Charlotte Pickford rented this house for a brief time.

JACK PICKFORD AND OLIVE THOMAS
646 GRAMERCY PLACE
The house was sold to actress Eva Tanguay in 1917, she then rented it to Jack and Olive.

CHARLOTTE PICKFORD
1001 ELDEN - 1926

PART TWO
FAIRBANKS BEFORE PICKFORD
 
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR.
(Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman)

1883 - 1901
DENVER, COLORADO

61 SOUTH 14th STREET
On May 23, 1883, he was born here at home.

1898
1629 FRANKLIN STREET
His family moved here.

EAST DENVER HIGH SCHOOL
Attended this school.

1901 - 1915
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

1901
Was living permanently living here.

1907
'KENNETH RIDGE'
WATCH HILL, RHODE ISLAND
On July 11 he married Beth Sully here at the Sully family mansion. Her father, Daniel J. Sully, was known as 'The Cotton King'.

BUCHAN SOAP COMPANY
Doug gave up acting and went to work here at his father - in - law's business as a soap salesman.

THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL - NEW YORK CITY
Having tired of selling soap, Doug decided to go back to acting on Broadway and he and Beth moved here.

1915 - 1939
THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS

1915
ARRIVED IN HOLLYWOOD

FINE ARTS STUDIO
(D. W. Griffith's studio)
4500 SUNSET BOULEVARD
Went to work here.

NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE
He rented a two - story house. It was his first Hollywood home.

1916
Moved to Los Angeles permanently.

LA BREA AVENUE
Moved to a house on this street.

1917
1015 LAUREL WAY
He next moved here.

1919
7263 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
And then he moved here.

PART THREE
DOUG AND MARY

JOHN FAIRBANKS
7254 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
After leaving and divorcing Beth, and during his affair with Mary, Doug lived here with his brother.

1920

MARCH
MINISTER J. WHITCOMB BROUGHER
1331 WEST 4th STREET - LOS ANGELES
Doug and Mary were married here at the minister's home.

THE CHATEAU TRIANON APARTMENTS
LOMA LINDA AVENUE
They stayed here.

'GRAYHALL'
1100 CAROLYN WAY - BEVERLY HILLS
Doug and Mary stayed here while Pickfair was being built.

PICKFAIR
1143 SUMMIT DRIVE - BEVERLY HILLS

'FAIRFORD'
705 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY - SANTA MONICA
(Originally Ocean Front Avenue)
Their beach house, where he died in 1939.

PART FOUR
FAIRBANKS AFTER PICKFORD

FAIRBANKS AFTER PICKFORD
While Mary kept Pickfair , Doug kept Fairford, where he and his third wife, Lady Sylvia Ashley lived, and where he died in 1939.

ALSO
2044 LAUREL CANYON DRIVE
Fairbanks may have owned this house in the 1920s

1939 - 1941
FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE
THE GREAT MAUSOLEUM
He was originally interred next to Will Rogers until a suitable memorial for him was built.

MAY 23, 1941
HOLLYWOOD FOREVER - HOLLYWOOD
The unveiling of the $40,000 memorial commissioned by his widow, Lady Sylvia Ashley Fairbanks, on what would have been his 58th birthday.

PART FIVE
PICKFORD AFTER FAIRBANKS
After Mary and Doug, she kept Pickfair where she lived with husband, Buddy Rogers, until her death.

701 NORTH PATENICO ROAD - PALM SPRINGS
Her desert home with Buddy Rogers

FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, GLENDALE
THE GARDEN OF MEMORY
Mary is buried in the family plot.
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Re: PICKFORD - FAIRBANKS TOUR

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 9:36 am

Great information Bob thanks for sharing.

What is your methodology or source for divorce information? Death notices and Marriage Licenses have been easier to find.

I have been trying to find out information on exactly when my grandfather was divorced in the late 20's right when he left Hollywood for the Pacific NW. I found a Legal Notice on July 31,1929 in the LA Times regarding some business arrangement dissolution, but not much available in CA records.

Regards,
Dana
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Re: PICKFORD - FAIRBANKS TOUR

PostFri Nov 10, 2017 11:57 am

What became of the Palm Springs property? I imagine Buddy Rogers kept it until his death.
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