We continue our month-long online film festival and Spring 2009 Donation Drive with another episode of the 2005 documentary film, “The Great Swashbuckler,” produced by Delta Entertainment with the assistance of the Douglas Fairbanks Museum.
Pt. 2 covers the time period from Fairbanks’ reign as a leading actor of the Broadway stage to his earliest work in the movies. Includes clips from Doug’s first film, “The Lamb,” as well as rarely-seen appearances he made as an extra on D.W. Griffith’s “Intolerance” and “Martyrs of the Alamo.” (1915) Also discusses his first marriage to Anna Beth Sully and the birth of his son, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in 1909.
Featuring rare Fairbanks film clips, photographs and other materials from the museum’s archives. Also includes interviews with museum curator and Fairbanks biographer Keri Leigh, film historian Sparrow Morgan, and Annette Lloyd of Hollywood Forever.
90 minutes, available in 9 parts on YouTube or on DVD through the museum’s online gift shop at http://DouglasFairbanks.org
Enjoy this episode? Please support the museum during our annual donation drive. We need your help this year!
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