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Douglas Fairbanks

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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(1883–1939), actor.

The handsome, flamboyant actor, whose acrobatic antics were as celebrated offstage as on, was born in Denver and made his stage debut in...

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Fairbanks, Douglas

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1674 words.

Fairbanks, Douglas (23 May 1883–12 December 1939), actor, was born Douglas Elton Ulman in Denver, Colorado, the son of Charles Ulman, a lawyer, and Ella Adelaide Marsh, who had been...

Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1255 words.

Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr. (09 December 1909–07 May 2000), actor, was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr., in New York, the only child of Douglas Fairbanks, an actor, and Anna Beth Sully...

Fairbanks, Douglas Elton, Jr

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 675 words.

Hon. KBE 1949; DSC 1944

Born New York City, 9 Dec. 1909; s of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Denver, Colorado, and Anna Beth Sully, Providence, RI; ...

Fairbanks, Jr, Douglas

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1909–2000)

US actor and television producer. Apart from his work in the theatre and in films, Fairbanks has led an active business life and has taken part in several public...

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Douglas Fairbanks

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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(1883–1939), actor.

The handsome, flamboyant actor, whose acrobatic antics were as celebrated offstage as on, was born in Denver and made his stage debut in...

See overview in Oxford Index

Fairbanks, Douglas

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 184 words.

The handsome, flamboyant actor, whose acrobatic antics were as celebrated offstage as on, was born in Denver and made his

Fairbanks, Douglas

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 244 words.

Born Denver, Colorado, USA, 1883; of American parents; his father was a New York attorney who went west to look after mining properties; m Mary Pickford (who obtained a...

Fairbanks, Douglas (1883–1939)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 236 words.

US actor and producer whose good looks and charm made him an idol of the silent film era.

Before turning to films ...

Fairbanks, Jr, Douglas (1909–2000)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 282 words.

US actor and television producer. Apart from his work in the theatre and in films, Fairbanks has led an active business life and has taken part in several public service missions for the...

Fairbanks, Douglas (1883–1939)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 76 words.

In 1919, he founded United Artists (UA) with Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, and his wife Mary

United Artists Records

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 310 words.

The United Artists company was founded by silent film stars Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, each of whom

Pickford, Mary

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Architecture; Art. 230 words.

Born Toronto, Canada, 8 April 1893; (family name Smith); mother a character actress; m 1st, Owen Moore (divorced, 1919); 2nd, 1920, Douglas Fairbanks (divorced, ...

The Importance of Shooting Doug

Michael Sragow.

in Victor Fleming

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 5731 words.

Douglas Fairbanks was known for his physicality onstage as well as his all-American golden boy reputation. Fleming credited Fairbanks as showing him the “motion” in “motion pictures,” given...

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United Artists Records

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The United Artists company was founded by silent film stars Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, each of whom wished for independence from the existing studios. It rose to...

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headless

Overview page.

The Headless Man in British use, an anonymous figure featuring in photographs at the centre of the Argyll divorce case in the 1960s; in August 2000, a presumed identification of the man...

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Chapter Eight

Eve Golden.

in John Gilbert

March 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3676 words.

With the death of Rudolph Valentino in 1926, John Gilbert is the biggest male sex symbol in films. Despite fights at MGM, he is still at the top of their roster-this chapter takes a look at...

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Seeking Stardom

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Anna May Wong

July 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 16005 words.

This chapter covers Wong's rise to Hollywood stardom while hampered by yellow face competition and rules against mixed race romance on screen. It discusses her flapper persona, mixed race...

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Hollywood Lemons

Neil Rennie.

in Treasure Neverland

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 12760 words.

This chapter, beginning with the silent film of Peter Pan, is principally about the Holllywood pirate product, taking in some of the best-selling novels, particularly Rafael Sabatini's The...

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Saving Tara and Gone With the Wind

Michael Sragow.

in Victor Fleming

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 16696 words.

As with The Wizard of Oz, Fleming took on Gone With the Wind when some shooting had already been done under other directors, and these directorial conflicts would plague the rest of the...

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Fifteen

Sherri Snyder.

in Barbara La Marr

December 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 3495 words.

This chapter continues charting the course of Barbara’s tenure in Fox Film Corporation’s writing department and covers the beginning of her career as a silent film actress. After appearing...

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