January 26 - 1934: Movie queen Pickford gets police guard here

2006: Record cold today on Cape
Star of stage and screen Mary Pickford.

1934: Police guard Mary Pickford en route to Falmouth

Married to Douglas Fairbanks and the most popular actress of the era

On this day in 1934, as reported by the Centralia (Wash.) Daily Chronicle under the headline:

"Actress Guarded" - FALMOUTH, Mass.

(AP) - Mary Pickford, motion picture actress, was under guard today at the home of Fulton Oursler, playwright and magazine editor, to which she fled from Boston last night after telling police a man and a woman had trailed her for two days.

A Falmouth policeman patrolled the Oursler estate and ordered all visitors from the property. He declined to explain what orders he had received other than to say that no one other than members of the Oursler family or those with known business were to be permitted to enter the grounds.

Miss Pickford, who had appeared on a Boston stage, sped to Cape Cod last night under "movie" conditions. She traveled in her own automobile with a police cruising car trailing behind. The Boston officers accompanied her as far as Buzzards Bay, where a state trooper took over the escort duty to the Oursler home.

The actress refused last night to give any explanation for her actions, but the Boston police said they had received a complaint from Miss Pickford that she had been trailed by a man and a woman for two days

The butler was the only person who would answer the telephone at the Oursler home, and he said he had been told to give no information.

Read about Mary Pickford here.

2006: Bitter cold day, 9 degrees at 6am in Hyannis

15-25 mph winds, chill factor to -16 degrees during the day

On this day in 2006 it began snowing on the Outer Cape from Provincetown to Chatham around 6am and was expected to continue off and on all day with a total accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. It would remain partly sunny over the Upper Cape but continue blustery and much colder with highs around 14. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Wind chill values will be as low as 16 below, but it was 10 degrees COLDER in Boston.


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