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This is an original 1923 two-page black and white halftone print with a full-page portrait and a brief biographical sketch of famous silent film actor, Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939). An excellent athlete, he was a highly popular actor in such swashbucklers as "The Mark of Zorro" (1920), "The Three Musketeers" (1921), "Robin Hood" (1922), "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924), "Don Q, Son of Zorro" (1925), "The Black Pirate" (1926), "The Gaucho" (1927), "The Iron Mask" (1929), "Mr. Robinson Crusoe" (1932), and "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934). In 1919 he, together with Pickford, Chaplin, and Griffith, formed United Artists. He was married to Mary Pickford from 1920-1936. There is an image of their home "Pickfair" on the second page. Please see both images.
This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No water damage. There is a small tear in the bottom margin of the second page. Please note: There is printing on the verso of both pages.
Period Paper is pleased to add another collection of silent film images, including some rare aerial views of Hollywood studios, to our already extensive collection of movie memorabilia. This collection of halftone prints from 1923 showcases the stars and other influential people of the silent film era. Each print provides a portrait and a brief biography which will be of interest to the collector or historian of early movie history.