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.
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.
3 linear feet of papers.
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