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EARNS $30,000 A
BY GERTRUDE M. PRICE.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 13. Little
Mary Pickford is earning $30,000 a'
year as a "movie" star. A year ago
she was earning $10,000 a year. She
is not quite twenty years old. And
yet she has only just commenced to
dream, she says, of what she will do.
Mary Pickford is out here in the
good old California sunshine conva
lescing and working at the same
time. Not so very long ago she had a
serious operation for appendicitis and
lay at death's door in a New York
hospital. The doctors gave up hope
of saving her. But she made a deter
mined fight for life and won, just as
she has done in everything else she
However, the illness and the doc
tor's imperative orders to sleep many
hours, live simply and much of the
time in the open, made it necessary
to give up her "Good Little Devil."
She came West and settled down in
"a love of a bungalow," as she calls
it, with her mother.
Not being willing to 'remain idle,
she accepted an offer of the Famous
Players' company and is working
again in the pictures. Her hours are
easy. She is in the open air a good
part of the time and there is no night
work. So little Mary is rapidly gain
ing health andrstsgneth again.
To me she said: feel much bet
ter since I've been here. Of course,
unlike the stage, I have my work
during the day andean go to bed
early. No traveling, and then I can
have a home life. We that is ma and
I have a dear little bungalow. I gee
out every morning and water the
ferns and the lawn. We have a big
grate fire. T sit in front of it and
have all sorts of dreams "
While we may agree with the De
partment of Agriculture that the
skunk is one of man's best friends,
we deny that he is acceptable as his