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Quote: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on Ernst Lubitsch

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 27, 2019

He never forgot that dialogue should complement, not replace, what is essentially a visual medium. -Douglas Fairbanks Jr., about Ernst Lubitsch Quote Source read more

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks: Five Swashbuckling Facts

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 23, 2016

Image Source Though he is mostly only remembered by classic movie fans today, actor, producer and studio owner Douglas Fairbanks was one of the most important and influential figures of early Hollywood. He was a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presented at the or read more

Safari (1940) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson DeWelles on May 12, 2016

Share This! It’s a Safari of Love! Burning sands . . . burning lips! It’s night-time on the glamorous Nile! Let’s back the truck up for a moment before looking at this week’s picture, 1940’s Safari with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Madeleine Carroll.  It’s again a good exercise read more

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

Reading Tracey Goessel’s comprehensive biography on Douglas Fairbanks, The First King of Hollywood, reminded me of Scott Eyman’s wonderful book on John Wayne; both books initially put me off only to pull me in towards learning a great deal about an actor I previously knew nothing about. read more

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

Reading Tracey Goessel’s comprehensive biography on Douglas Fairbanks, The First King of Hollywood, reminded me of Scott Eyman’s wonderful book on John Wayne; both books initially put me off only to pull me in towards learning a great deal about an actor I previously knew nothing about. read more

Angels Over Broadway (1940) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Dec 24, 2015

Share This! A HECTIC ROMANCE TO BLOW THE FUSES OUT ALONG MAZDA LANE! Among the list of films which perhaps don’t get the attention they deserve is 1940’s Angels Over Broadway, a title which plays a few ways over the course of a compact 78 minute running time.   The film, which was written and read more

Book review: THE FIRST KING OF HOLLYWOOD: THE LIFE OF DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS

Backlots Posted by Lara on Dec 16, 2015

With his swashbuckling persona, jaw-dropping acrobatics and million dollar smile, Douglas Fairbanks was the definition of what it means to be a movie star. Known equally well for being half of the most influential celebrity power couple of the 1920s, and for his lavish estate known as Pickfair tha read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 15, 2015

Today's star is swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks Jr. TCM is celebrating the career of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with 15 movies on Aug. 15. Here's what you need to know about one of old Hollywood's leading matinee idols. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go to www read more

The Mark of Zorro, Hits the Mark with Douglas Fairbanks Dashing To and Fro

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jul 30, 2014

The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Fred Niblo in 1920, is a triumphant piece of film-making and a seminal turning point in moving making history. The film was based on the 1919 story, The Curse of Capistrano, by Johnston McCulley. The relation of Zorro to The Scarlet Pimp read more

The Mark of Zorro, Hits the Mark with Douglas Fairbanks Dashing To and Fro

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jul 30, 2014

The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Fred Niblo in 1920, is a triumphant piece of film-making and a seminal turning point in moving making history. The film was based on the 1919 story, The Curse of Capistrano, by Johnston McCulley. The relation of Zorro to The Scarlet Pimp read more

The Mark of Zorro, Hits the Mark with Douglas Fairbanks Dashing To and Fro

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jul 30, 2014

The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Fred Niblo in 1920, is a triumphant piece of film-making and a seminal turning point in moving making history. The film was based on the 1919 story, The Curse of Capistrano, by Johnston McCulley. The relation of Zorro to The Scarlet Pimp read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Douglas Fairbanks

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Douglas Fairbanks, born today, May 23 in 1883! Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Zorro! ….. Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Robin Hood! ….. Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Don Juan! ….. Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie read more

Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks: “Hollywood’s First Royal Couple”

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Mar 28, 2012

Film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks wed on March 28, 1920 becoming what many refer to as “Hollywood’s First Royal Couple”. Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart” and probably the most famous woman in the world at the time and Douglas Fairbanks were both among read more

Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood: A Renaissance of Joy

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 29, 2012

There is a touch of spring and youth in the air. Could that be Douglas Fairbanks? It seems there is a Douglas Fairbanks Sr. restoration movement afoot. Notice any similarity? How about now? All of a sudden silent films are "in" and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., one of the most overlooked of read more

The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

The First King of Hollywood:  The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessel 560 pages October 2015 Chicago Review Press Amazon Barnes and Noble Powells Your local Indie "His story is also the story of the birth of an industry -- the transition of the movie business from a nickel novelty to read more

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