DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1929 - HFSID 504
Sale Price $450.00
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, SR.
Small sepia-toned bust photo of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. from the shoulders up in a suit-and-tie, signed and dated "from Uncle Doug" in 1929
Inscribed photograph signed "To Beverly/from Uncle Doug/Best Love/1929 ". B/w, 6½x8¾, printed on cardstock. In 1902, Fairbanks (1883-1939, born Douglas Elton Ulman in Denver, Colorado) made his Broadway debut in Her Lord and Master. He married Anna Beth Sully, the daughter of an industrialist, in 1907, and left acting to work for her father's soap company. When his father-in-law lost his fortune in 1908, Fairbanks Sr. returned to the theatre. His son and namesake, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., was born the following year, and in 1915, the family moved to Hollywood. During a World War I Liberty Bond tour with Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, Fairbanks fell in love with "America's Sweetheart." Having divorced Anna in 1918, Fairbanks Sr. married Pickford in 1920, and the couple settled in their Hollywood mansion, Pickfair. They reached the peaks of their careers in the 1920s. Pickford and Fairbanks separated in 1933, the year Pickford retired from acting. After their divorce in 1936, Fairbanks Sr. also retired. Lightly toned, soiled, rippled and bowed. Adhesive residue on verso with light rippling that touches signature. Otherwise in fine condition.
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