(3/29/28) Radio: Appeared on an NBC radio special: "The Dodge Hour", with D.W. Griffith
, Charles Chaplin
and John Barrymore
. Sponsored by Dodge Brothers to introduce its newest automobile, it was broadcast from New York, Detroit and Hollywood. No recording is known to exist.
3 Biographical Movies |
13 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
3 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Elton Banks | Douglas Fairbanks Sr. | Mr. Douglas Fairbanks | Elton Thomas
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
[Referring to D.W. Griffith
] D. W. didn't like my athletic tendencies, or my spontaneous habit of jumping a fence or scaling a church at unexpected moments which were not in the script. Griffith told me to go into Keystone comedies.
Gifted movie-fan President Woodrow Wilson
with an early film projector, which Wilson used to watch a movie almost every afternoon in the White House when he was recuperating from a stroke in 1919. Soon after, Wilson's lawyer son-in-law William Gibbs McAdoo Jr.
would serve as chief counsel to Fairbanks' fledgling United Artists company.
Stunts He did all his own, with one exception