Douglas Fairbanks Jr. December 09, 1909-May 7, 2000
December 9, 2015 is Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s birthday. He’s one of my favorite actors and so talented (but a bit underrated!) I would love to see his work celebrated more as I feel he is sometimes overlooked as one of the great classic cinema stars.
Why not watch a Doug Jr. movie this Wednesday, his birthday, to celebrate his life and career? I recommend The Prisoner of Zenda, my favorite Fairbanks film and one of his finest movie performances.
How about Ghost Story? It’s Doug’s final film and one of my sentimental favorites.
What I’m Watching:
Wednesday is a wonderful day to watch a Douglas Fairbanks Jr. movie. I’ll also be watching From Here to Eternity on TCM at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday December 9. I’ve been wanting to see it again and Montgomery Clift’s amazing performance.
Looking ahead to 2016, I’m excited to see Red River on the TCM schedule in January. This film stars John Wayne and Monty Clift and I have never seen it. I’m really looking forward to this movie!
I also keep my eye on the TCM schedule for more Douglas Fairbanks Jr. films, too!
If 2016 is anything like 2015, it should be an outstanding year for classic movie lovers.
Thanks for hanging out with me in classic cinema land! Come back and join me for more classic film and cinema style in the upcoming year.
I wish you a very happy holiday and a very joyous New Year!
-Allison at Celluloid and Lipstick.
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