The Quarter Million Dollar Ringlet

      Although born a Canadian, Mary Pickford worked hard to sell Liberty Bonds to help with the U.S. war effort during the first World War. She and Douglas Fairbanks (her secret lover) and Charlie Chaplin toured the country, speaking at rallies like this one, urging people to buy war bonds. And remember, there were no microphones in those days!

      One time, as a publicity stunt, Mary offered to auction off one of her famous curls. The blond ringlet fetched $15,000. That is approximately a quarter of a million dollars in today’s money.

I wonder where that ringlet is today . . .



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