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Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

Actor (23-May-1883 — 12-Dec-1939)


Gary Carey. Doug & Mary: A Biography of Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1977.

Alistair Cooke. Douglas Fairbanks: The Making of a Screen Character. New York Museum of Modern Art. 1940. 36pp.

Ralph Hancock; Letitia Fairbanks. Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1953. 276pp.

Booton Herndon. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks: The Most Popular Couple the World Has Known. New York: W. W. Norton. 1977.

Richard Schickel. The Fairbanks Album: Drawn from the Family Archives by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society. 1975. 287pp.

Richard Schickel. His Picture in the Papers: A Speculation on Celebrity in America Based on the Life of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.. Charterhouse. 1973. 170pp.

Richard Schickel. Douglas Fairbanks: The First Celebrity. London: Elm Tree Books. 1976. 160pp.

John Tibbetts; James Welsh. His Majesty the American: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.. Cranberry, NJ: A. S. Barnes. 1977.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.450)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.213)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.497)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.329)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.190)

  12. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.154)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.106)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.184)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.143)

  16. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.272)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.227)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.173)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.281)

  20. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.57)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.286)

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