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Douris Corporation collection on Douglas Fairbanks
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Description
The Douris Corporation collection on Douglas Fairbanks spans the years circa 1915-1952 and encompasses 3 linear feet. The collection contains a portion of Douglas Fairbanks's corporate records as acquired by the Douris Corporation. The bulk of the collection consists of story files, and contract and copyright files. The collection contains a small amout of material related to films starring Fairbanks, such as continuities, souvenir programs, and photographs. The few subject files contain correspondence from Raymond Rohauer of the Gallery of Modern Art; newspaper clippings; a biographical sketch of, and speeches by, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; and correspondence concerning Odyssey Pictures.
Background
The Douris Corporation is an American motion picture distribution company established in 1996, with offices in Los Angeles, California, and Columbus, Ohio. The Douris film library includes the Raymond Rohauer collection of classic feature and short films. The company founder and chief executive is Gary Dartnall. The United Kingdom affiliate, Douris UK Ltd., is operated by Tim Lanza in Columbus. Douglas Fairbanks was an American actor active in film from 1915 to 1934. He founded his own production company in 1916 and during the 1920s starred in a number of popular films that showcased his personality, athleticism, and acting skills. Fairbanks was married to actress Mary Pickford from 1920 to 1936 and the couple reigned over Hollywood from their residence in Beverly Hills, known as Pickfair. Fairbanks and Pickford were among the co-founders of United Artists.
Extent
3 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.