A revolutionary, creative and industrious woman of Hollywood, Mary Pickford founded United Artists with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith in 1919. She starred in 52 features throughout her career. On June 24, 1916, Pickford signed a contract that granted her full authority over production of the films in which she starred,and a record-breaking salary of $10,000 a week. In addition, Pickford's compensation was half of a film's profits, with a guarantee of $1,040,000 (US$ 18,130,000 in 2019). The Arches are in awe of her accomplishments all those years ago.
"I intend to remain young indefinitely."
Reader's Digest, Vol. 5 - 1926
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
St. Petersburg Times, 25 January, 1936
released March 29, 2019
The Arches are:
Murphy Spark- Lead Guitar, Bass
Nova Williams - Rhythm Guitar
Jessica Fury – Drum Kit, Samples
Nina Blade – Keyboards, Bass
Jon Angelwood-vocals on Don't Look Back at Me
John W. Hartford Memorial Strings
From Admiral Leonard's Royal Orchestra:
Johnny Kahn - Trumpet on Golden Age
Ralph Gerhy - Trombone on Golden Age
Captain Bob - Tuba on The Pussy Lounge
Album cover concept by MLS
Mixed & Mastered at Swany River Studios
All songs written & arranged by Mark L Swanson (Murphy Spark)
except Mary Pickford Part 1 & Adrift by Murphy Spark and Nina Blade
Swany River Productions, LLC