Screenshot of Douglas Fairbanks in movie Robin Hood

Screenshot of Hollywood star Douglas Fairbanks as Robin Hood

Description

Screenshot of Douglas Fairbanks in the title role in Robin Hood.

Robin Hood, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922.

Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery.

Author Description

United Artists, cinematographers Arthur Edeson & Charles Richardson

Licence

Public domain in the United States; Permission: PD -- first published in the US before January 1 1923

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