During our annual spring donation drive, we’re featuring a free online film festival for you to enjoy! We continue our month-long series on the life of Douglas Fairbanks with another episode from the 2005 documentary film, “The Great Swashbuckler,” produced by Delta Entertainment with the assistance of the Douglas Fairbanks Museum.
Pt. 4 continues the story of Doug and Mary Pickford’s secret romance which culminated in divorces from their respective spouses and finally, a much-anticipated wedding in 1920. Examines the fabled Pickford-Fairbanks marriage and everyday life at their world-famous Beverly Hills home, “Pickfair.” Also discusses the formation of United Artists, which Fairbanks founded in 1919 along with Pickford, Charles Chaplin and D.W. Griffith.
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
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