Sunday, September 4, 2011
Those interested in men's clothing will want to know that items from the New York residence of actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who was inducted into the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame in 1969, will be auctioned at Doyle New York in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10am. The sale comprises over 430 lots of memorabilia, bespoke clothing, accessories, photographs, books, silver, furniture, artwork and decorations.
Born into Hollywood royalty – his father was the actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and his stepmother was "America’s Sweetheart" Mary Pickford – Fairbanks' had an overly fashionable personal style that was in my opinion a distinct rung below the Astaires and Grants of the time but was nonetheless generally well turned out. My favorite photo of the man has him standing next to then President Ronald Reagan and Cary Grant, and looking considerably better than either of those worthies on that occasion.
See you there.
Posted by Will at 7:00 AM