The couple were better known as screen stars Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford and their marriage was described as "Hollywood's first royal wedding".
1920: Screen stars Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford wed and their marriage was described as "Hollywood's first royal wedding".
1935: The so-called King and Queen of Hollywood, Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford, were divorced.
Starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks
, Jr., Joan Fontaine and Sam Jaffe, it is the archetypical example of Hollywood's "Raj" films.
Synopsis: Silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks
was an absolute charmer.
Irvin, a television historian, details the forgotten television pilots and short-lived series of 52 movie stars from 1948 to 1985, from those who wanted to continue their fame in a new medium after their movie careers slowed, but failed, to those who had some success in television, including Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks
, Jr., Jose Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Susan Hayward, Buster Keaton, Alan Ladd, Hedy Lamarr, Janet Leigh, Peter Lorre, Myrna Loy, the Marx brothers, Ethel Merman, Maureen OAEHara, Anthony Perkins, Jane Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Temple, Orson Welles, Mae West, and Shelley Winters.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, founded in 1899 as the Hollywood Cemetery, houses the remains of Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Douglas Fairbanks
, Nelson Eddy, Peter Lorre, Janet Gaynor, and many more.
She divorced her first husband, Irish-born actor Owen Moore, and married film star Douglas Fairbanks
a few days later.
But what of his best friend and fellow thespian Douglas Fairbanks
, who was arguably an even bigger name in the 1910s and '20s, yet is largely forgotten today?
Critique: With extraordinary attention to detail, ""The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks
" is a truly impressive biography that is especially remarkable for its historic accuracy, detail, candor, sources, and insight.
BORN EVA Peron, Argentina's first lady, 1919, above HUW Wheldon, British broadcaster, 1916 DAVID Tomlinson, UK film actor, 1917 DIED SEVE Ballesteros, golf champion, 2011, above COLIN Blakely, UK actor, 1987 DOUGLAS Fairbanks
, Jr, US actor, 2000
It soon 1920 of Hollywood's biggest stars, Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary Pickford, married in Los Angeles.