International Portrait Gallery
South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Decades before Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power and Johnny Depp became swashbuckling cinematic heroes, Douglas Fairbanks dashed across the screen with the greatest of athletic ease in such extravaganzas as "The Mark of Zorro," "The Iron Mask" and "The Black Pirate."
Fairbanks was much more than a motion picture superstar, though; he and his second wife, Mary Pickford, were Hollywood royalty who reigned from their Pickfair mansion during the 1920s. He was also a pioneering independent film producer who created United Artists with Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and D.W. Griffith and was the first president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; through the institution he helped develop the film curriculum at USC.
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