Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. – photos and quotes

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When Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. first entered the motion picture business, he was signed by Paramount for $50 a week. However, the comparison to his famous father was a huge hurdle that dogged him.

“Before my first option, they asked me, would I sooner have my salary cut in half – or be fired? I said, ‘Of course, cut.’ They cut – then fired me.”Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Source: Sheilah Graham (1938)

 

Old Hollywood Collection: “Little Caesar” Poster Coffee Mug

 

"I never tried to emulate my father. Anyone trying to do that would be a second-rate carbon copy. I was determined to be my own man, although having the Fairbanks name did make it easier to get into an office to see someone." -- Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I never tried to emulate my father. Anyone trying to do that would be a second-rate carbon copy. I was determined to be my own man, although having the Fairbanks name did make it easier to get into an office to see someone.”Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Photographer: George Hurrell

 

Marlene Dietrich and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Taken in 1937.

Marlene Dietrich and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in 1937.

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