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Silent screen star Fairbanks enjoys new attention
"BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The spirit of Douglas Fairbanks is alive and well and living in Beverly Hills. You'll find some of the silent-screen legend's stuff there, too: costumes, posters, personal letters, a contract — even a chunk of his old house. They're all part of "Douglas Fairbanks: The First King of Hollywood," an exhibit running through April 19 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard."
 

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Indicative of the sloppiness of the times . . .

. . . the gentleman pictures with the story on Douglas Fairbanks, the silent film star is his son Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

A two-minute search of imdb.com would have greatly benefited Yahoo's researcher (though father and son were both fascinating characters).
 

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Yep, the dad was the "King of Hollywood," and that's not him but his son.

I knew the son mainly as a figure discussed by Alan Flusser (DF Jr. was a big fan of the cutaway collar, IIRC), but am intrigued to learn that Fairbanks the Younger had quite a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy in WWII:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Fairbanks,_Jr.#World_War_II
 

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As a child I was quite a fan of Faibanks Jr ....

He also starred in many adventure films, including Gunga Din with Cary Grant. Another one was Sinbad the Sailor. He was quite a snappy dresser with a propensity for wearing polka dot dress shirts. He passed away fairly recently at the age of 90 plus. He was an anglophile living in England for a number of years. You might say he was the American Ronald Coleman.
 
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