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America’s Sweetheart, Rollins’ Friend

Mary Pickford ’52H (1892-1979) Actress Mary Pickford was one of the biggest stars of silent films.  She was also a trailblazer:  the first actress to start her own studio, a co-founder of United Artists studio, and one of the five … Continue reading

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The Washington Desk

George Washington’s Desk at New York City Hall  (Photo courtesy of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York) In May 1947, Hamilton Holt wrote to former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  Pres. Holt had known Mrs. Roosevelt and … Continue reading

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