Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford

This photograph shows Movie Stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. It was on this day, June 24, in the year 1916 that Mary Pickford became the first woman to get a Million Dollar contract in Hollywood.
Personally, I think that movie stars get paid too much. I think firemen, math teachers, soldiers, and nurses all deserve to make more than movie stars.

6 comments:

  1. Add sports stars and "celebutants" to your overpaid list. Why oh why don't we revere our scientists any more? Albert Einstein was incredibly well known but who's even heard of Michio Kaku?

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  2. Norkio,
    A lot of this starts in High School . . . why is the football coach paid more than the science teacher and math teacher combined (in Texas anyway, or at least in some places in Texas). We need more students to understand the importance of Math and Science.

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  3. I totally agree with you. Stars are way overpaid.

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  4. Consider this: high school, the modern science industry, and many other things are systems. The people that become high school teachers are incredibly easy to replace. You just post a want ad and people with the right qualifications come flooding in. Actors are not replaceable nearly as easily. It's the difference between car parts--very necessary, very important, very replaceable, and high-quality art. No one will die if the Mona Lisa disappears--but its worth thousands of dollars more than one of your car parts. If you decided to be a car part instead of the Mona Lisa, either enjoy how useful you are as a replaceable car part, or make different decisions. Its as simple as that. If you want money, decide to find out what it takes to get money. If you want fame, find out what it takes to get fame. If you want to be a replaceable part of a system, that's your choice.

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  5. DG,
    That is actually the most rediculous thing I have ever read. Actors are a dime a dozen, and the industry chooses to make some actors "stars". When one star burns out, there is a thousand waiting to take their place.

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  6. That's over 19,000,000 in todays money. Lots of actors make more than that these days. Yeah, they ge pain way too much. But that's out capitalist system. I'd rather not have some government entity telling studios how much they cold pay them.

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