In 1929 Anita Page received over 10,000 fan letters a week, second only to Greta Garbo. Over one hundred of these were from an Italian admirer.
"I simply love the camera and it loves me. But the amount of concentration you have to use to feed the camera is so enormous that you’re absolutely ragged at the end of the day after doing something simple - like a look."
From the left: Mildred Harris, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Mary Gish (mother), and Dorothy Gish. Early 1920s.
Mary Pickford wanted all her films to be burned upon her death because she thought modern audiences would laugh and ridicule them, until close friend Lilian Gish talked her out of it.