By John C. Tibbetts,James M. Welsh,Kevin Brownlow,Vera Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks and the yank Century brings to existence the preferred celebrity of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his top, within the youngsters and twenties, the swashbuckling adventurer embodied the hot American Century of pace, chance, and competitive optimism. The essays and interviews during this quantity convey clean views to his lifestyles and paintings, together with analyses of flicks by no means ahead of tested. additionally released right here for the 1st time in English is a firsthand construction account of the making of Fairbanks�s final silent movie, The Iron Mask,/i>.
Fairbanks (1883�1939) was once the main bright and strenuous exponent of the yank Century, whose dominant mode after 1900 was once the mass advertising and marketing of a burgeoning democratic optimism, at domestic and in another country. in the course of these first a long time of the 20th century, his satiric comedy adventures shadowboxed with the illusions of sophistication and customized. His characters controlled to mix the yankee Easterner�s adventure and pretension and the Westerner�s promise and growth. because the masculine personification of the outdated international aristocrat and the hot global homemade man�tied to culture but emancipated from history�he built a uniquely American aristocrat striding right into a new age and sensibility.
This is the main whole account but written of the movie occupation of Douglas Fairbanks, one of many first nice stars of the silent American cinema and one of many unique United Artists (comprising Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith). John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh�s textual content is mainly wealthy in its insurance of the early years of the star�s profession from 1915 to 1920 and covers intimately a number of motion pictures formerly thought of lost.
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