Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. And Others
A collection of material gathered by Evelyn Buck, an Englishwoman who worked for Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. and his family for twenty years, including:
- two black and white publicity photographs of Fairbanks, one signed and inscribed in blue felt pen For Evelyn - "one of the family" with all warm good wishes to you from Douglas Fairbanks, 1974 -- 9x7in. (23x17.8cm.) framed; and a black and white publicity photograph of Fairbanks with his second wife Mary Lee Hartford and their three children -- 8¼x10in. (21x25.4cm.), with corresponding envelope
- a running dialogue in Fairbanks' hand on both sides of three sheets of lined yellow paper, titled For Evelyn, written on the occasion of her retirement in 1969/1970, Fairbanks writes a story-like reminiscence for Evelyn to read on her journey back to England, ending...And we, back here, are still saying & thinking, fondly and gratefully of you - and that there are still many things to see & do....oh, EVELYN!, Bon Voyage - and Toodle-loo - and we'll be seeing you soon!, D.F.; and a fourth sheet written by Fairbanks' wife, Mary...Evelyn dear - this is a little note to read on your way home...Spending 8 months with you, like peas in a pod, I have come to know your rare qualities...It has been an experience for me...
- approximately fifty signatures, majority late 1960s, subjects include: Vivien Leigh, James Stewart (2), Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire, David Niven, Merle Oberon (2), Bob Hope, Rudolph Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn (2), Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. and Sam Spiegel (2), in two autograph books, and
- two black and white publicity photographs, one of Joan Crawford, the other of Sammy Davis Jnr., both signed and inscribed by subjects, both -- 8x10in. (20.3x24.5cm.) both framed (a lot)