Then. Who doesn't know the story of Mary Pickford — Canadian girl who made good in Hollywood early in the last century — even if her films aren't relevant to contemporary tastes anymore?

Mary Pickford on a visit home (211 University Avenue) on March 24, 1924. She was born in 1892 (d.1979) so she was 32 here. She looks lovely. It's an age at which a woman's beauty peaks, in my opinion. No longer young, and still far from early middle age. I only mention this as she, being an actress, made a career out of her coquettish good looks. A career that ended when that look faded.

Now. April 2013.