24/06/1916 The first female film star gets a million dollar contract
Mary Pickford: Hollywood’s First Million-Dollar Actress - Decades TV Network
Mary Pickford was a Canadian-born film actress and producer. She was a co-founder of both the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio. In 1916, she signed a contract which guaranteed her an income of at least $1,040,000 over two years. In return for making six films, she would receive 50% of the profits, with a guaranteed minimum salary of $10,000, paid every Monday.
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