A while ago I read the book PICKFORD: THE WOMAN WHO MADE HOLLYWOOD, and I was really intrigued by the fairy-tale gone wrong romance of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. If Pickford was indeed the woman who made Hollywood (and I certainly believe she was), then Mary and Doug together made Hollywood royalty. Pickfair was their perfect 15-acre home, the most famous home in America at the time, excluding the White House.
What I love about Pickfair is how hard Doug and Mary worked to make it their, and America's, utopia. They worked so hard that it tore their dreams apart. It was heartbreaking to read about the love they had in the beginning. I felt like I was reading a Victorian novel, the way things just built up around them and tore them apart in spite of themselves...so tragic. From reading the book it seemed that they each regarded the other as their one true love, despite remarrying. And they both ended up so sadly..