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DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR. - MENU SIGNED 07/07/1939 - HFSID 145272

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, SR. Small signed menu from a European Sales Convention at United Artists, which Fairbanks helped found. This menu is dated 1939, the year of his death. Menu signed "Douglas Fairbanks". 4¼x6¾, printed on cardstock. Luncheon menu from a July 7, 1939 European Sales Convention at United Artists.

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DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, SR.
Small signed menu from a European Sales Convention at United Artists, which Fairbanks helped found. This menu is dated 1939, the year of his death.
Menu signed "Douglas Fairbanks". 4¼x6¾, printed on cardstock. Luncheon menu from a July 7, 1939 European Sales Convention at United Artists. Fairbanks died five months after the date on this menu. 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 and soiled and creased. Folded once and unfolded. Fold is worn. Otherwise in fine condition.

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