A Girl of Yesterday (1915)

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This typical silent rags-to-riches comedy-drama featured Mary Pickford and her real-life brother Jack as sibling orphans sheltered from the world by a maiden aunt (Gertrude Norman). Suddenly, Jane (Pickford) inherits a large sum of money, enabling the two to start "living." Becoming sophisticates almost over night, Jane and John take to the air in newfangled aeroplanes, dabble with city slickers (including a haughty vamp played by screenwriter Frances Marion), and wear the latest fashion. Both Jane and John, however, eventually learn that not all that glitters is gold. Famous Players-Lasky, the producing company, hired real-life aviator Glenn Martin for a key role in this film. According to Frances Marion, the bespectacled Martin refused to kiss her as the scenario demanded "because my mother wouldn't like it." For the first and only time (also according to Marion), Adolph Zukor, the mighty chairman of Paramount, was called to the set to diplomatically convince Martin to follow the script.