Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Is Signed by Famous Players -- June 28, 2023

Motion Picture News, 02-June-1923

Famous Players signed Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, the son of major star Douglas Fairbanks, to a contract. Doug Jr was 13, but his dad worried that having a son in movies would make him look old. Doug Jr went on to have a long and prominent career. He always spoke well of his stepmother, Mary Pickford.

This is my favorite adaption of The Prisoner of Zenda. Ronald Coleman was heroic; Madeline Carroll was beautiful; and Doug Jr got to play a bad guy. 

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