Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Chief of Pickfair

In The Thief of Baghdad. Really, one rather sees what Mary saw in him...

Forty years after he retired, Douglas Fairbanks could still make Grandmother Muscato a little misty when she mentioned him. Oh, there was Valentino, and Novarro, and all sorts of others - but Fairbanks? He was the one, for her and for millions of others. For some, he still is...


  1. Is he wearing palazzo pants?

  2. I never paid much attention to the Sr. Fairbanks, until I saw a revival of his '31 talkie, "Reaching for the Moon." Even a few years past his prime, he was charming, magnetic, and had a fabulous torso.

  3. I'd let him shinny up my rope.