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Winston-Salem’s Sweetheart: Mary Pickford

As always, click images for full size   https://youtu.be/SNTcUNZM66A This year’s River Run Film Festival takes as its focus the centennial of United Artists, founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., D.H. Griffith and Mary Pickford. UA was not a Hollywood studio, but a distribution channel that would serve many independent film makers… Continue reading Winston-Salem’s Sweetheart: Mary Pickford

Forsyth County, Local History, North Carolina History

Goody’s goodies in the Camel City…

As always, click images for larger size where available... https://youtu.be/NzPqiLXpHDY North Carolina has always been an important producer and consumer of patent medicines. It is the birthplace of the three best known headache relief powders. All three had pretty much the same basic ingredients, powdered aspirin, salycylamide and caffeine. For instance, the original B.C. formula… Continue reading Goody’s goodies in the Camel City…