"The original book was informative, but lacked the visual punch of more modern "coffee table" books. This defect is corrected by the publication of this stunning, and I do mean stunning, anniversary publication.The original text is now illustrated with a myriad of rare images, many not previously published, or not published since the 1920's. It is a visual feast.... The layout of the book is quite simply magnificent and you get to see rare photos and rare items like the spreads showing the deluxe programs for Robin Hood (1922) and The Thief of Bagdad (1924) when Fairbanks was at his peak both physically and artistically.”
"Publisher Rowan & Littlefield’s new edition of their classic Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer ... gives a new generation an invaluable opportunity to step back in time and discover how movie stars and moguls were made in an era before digital effects and global entertainment conglomerates. As the original action hero and swashbuckler in such films as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922) and The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Fairbanks set a bar for which even present-day action stars continue to strive."
"This beautiful book is somewhere between a film history artefact and a movie star biography. This is an illustrated reprint of a 1953 biography of the wonderful Douglas Fairbanks, written by author Ralph Hancock with the star’s niece Letitia Fairbanks....to sample the flavour of a star’s life, the myth as well as the man, this is a silent movie-lover’s treat."
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