DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR. - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 1938 - HFSID 165308
Sale Price $180.00
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. signs a card in pencil.
Autograph Note signed: "To Elsie/from/Doug Fairbanks, Jr./who has been very thrilled/1938", 4x4½ card. Card of Café Lamaze, Hollywood, California, advertising appearance by Myrus, "Man with the X-Ray Eyes/The Wizard of Mental Telepathy". Signed on verso in spaces left empty to "Ask Myrus". From the collection of Elsie Myrus, the wife of the mental telepathist, who solicited autographs from celebrities attending her husband's performances. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909-2000), the son of the dashing actor of the 1920s and Anna Beth Sully, the daughter of an industrialist, was raised by his mother after his parents' divorce in 1918. At the age of 13, he starred in Lasky's Stephen Steps Out, an unsuccessful attempt to exploit the Fairbanks name. Although the younger Fairbanks, a movie producer as well as an actor, appeared in some 75 films, his father took little interest in his son's career, and the two did not become close friends until the early 1930s. His feature films included Stella Dallas (1926), Little Caesar (1930), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gunga Din (1939) and Sinbad the Sailor (1947), and Fairbanks also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies and hosted the anthology series, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents (1952-1955). In the 1930s, he was married to actress Joan Crawford. Slightly soiled. Fine condition.
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