THE LOST FILMS OF JACK PICKFORD

As people who read the very first post of this blog will know, Jack Pickford is of great interest to me.  Recently while wading through some of the great magazines and journals available through the Media History Digital Library, I came across a surprisingly large number of Pickford pictures and stills from films now thought to be lost forever. I thought it would be nice to bring them together here, and maybe start a series of picture posts about lost films.  Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these rarities.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1917)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1917)

WILDFLOWER (1914)

WILDFLOWER

jack pickford 1

A STRANGE ADVENTURE  (1917)

strange adventure

THE DUMMY (1917)

photoplay magazine

photoplay magazine

HUCK AND TOM (1918)

HUCK AND TOM

WITH OLIVE THOMAS ON THE SET OF TOM SAWYER OR HUCK AND TOM

TOM AND HUCK

THE GHOST HOUSE (1917)

GHOST HOUSE POSTER

moving picture world magazine

moving picture world magazine

JACK AND JILL (1917)

moving picture world magazine

THE GIRL AT HOME (1917)

the girl at home big

the girl at home 2

WHAT MONEY CAN’T BUY (1917)

FRECKLES (1917)

moving picture world magazine

THE VARMINT (1917)

VARMINT 2

moving picture world magazine

BILL APPERSON’S BOY (1919)

BILL APPERSON'S BOY

THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME (1920)

LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME

little shepherd 2

jack pickford 4

THE PRETTY SISTER OF JOSE (1915)

jack pickford 2

HIS MAJESTY, BUNKER BEAN (1918)

Motion picture magazine june 1918 p83 bunker bean2

Motion picture magazine june 1918 p83 bunker bean

BUNKER BEAN

Finally we have a picture from an unidentified film.  Does anyone have any ideas where it might be from?  It would be from a film from 1917 or earlier.

motion picture magazine may 1917 p 40

7 comments on “THE LOST FILMS OF JACK PICKFORD

  1. olivethomasproject says:

    Wow, these are great pictures! I’m currently in the process of publishing a biography about Jack – what a tragic yet incredible life he had. The last picture would be from anyone of these films: “Seventeen”, “Freckles”, “What Money Can’t Buy”, “The Varmint”, “Ghost House”, or “Jack and Jill”. He starred in over 15 films with Louise Huff, those are the only ones released before and during 1917.
    The picture of Jack and Olive was taken in 1916. They were outside of their home, saying goodbye to each other while Jack left to shoot Tom Sawyer. That picture was first published in Photoplay magazine.

    Thank you for sharing these!

  2. Shane Brown says:

    Thanks. When does the biography come out?

  3. Joe Stephens says:

    Is the Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come with Jack Pickford available anywhere?

  4. Rebecca O'Neill says:

    I’m looking everywhere for a version of the 1917 Great Expectations – do you happen to know if a copy survives?

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