DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1925 - HFSID 19605
Sale Price $680.00
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, SR.
Sepia-toned photo from Strauss Peyton of Kansas City, Missouri of a debonair Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. from the waist up and sitting in a suit-and-tie, signed and dated"Very Sincerely" in 1925
Photograph signed "Very Sincerely/Douglas Fairbanks/1925". B/w, 7¾x10 overall, 7x9¼ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. Photo by Strauss Peyton of Kansas City, Missouri. 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, silvered, soiled and bowed. Signature has low contrast but is legible. Chipped in upper left corner. Light tear in lower right corner. Adhesive residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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