Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hear about the life of movie pioneer producer, writer, and swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks. He’s the subject of a new film retrospective at MoMA, "Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks," Dec. 17 through Jan. 12; there’s also a new DVD set of his films just out from Flicker Alley. Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta are co-authors of the biography Douglas Fairbanks.

Jeffrey Vance is introducing a screening
of the newly restored 1928 Fairbanks film, "The Gaucho"
Wed. Dec. 17 at 6:00 PM at MoMA
As part of "Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks"
Details from MoMA here


Tony Maietta and Jeffrey Vance

Comments [2]

Maggie from New York, NY

Sun tans..swimsuits..self-help books - a cultural legacy??? I'm a Fairbanks fan, but these guys are putting me off him. It's nonsense to suggest he is underappreciated, but you cannot put his films in the same league as Chaplin. Chaplins legacy is not due to his family, who have probably been overly cautious in his promotion, it is due to his artistic genius. Fairbanks' films are exciting and entertaining classics and he was wonderful and talented, but not in the same league as Chaplin, which I'm sure even he would have acknowledged.

Dec. 17 2008 01:20 PM

My understanding is that Coco Chanel gave us sun tans for the upper class and sportswear

Dec. 17 2008 01:11 PM

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