Showing posts with label Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. Show all posts

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Charlie & Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. playing "Doug" at the Fairbanks Studio, April 1923

"Doug" (short for "Dougledyas") was a game made up by Douglas Fairbanks. It was a cross between badminton and tennis. A shuttlecock was used instead of a ball and you could also use your body to hit the birdie instead of the racket.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A game of "Dougledyas" at the Fairbanks Studio, 1923

Dougledyas, or simply, Doug, was a game that was invented by Douglas Fairbanks. The rules were similar to tennis but six could play instead of four and a shuttlecock was used instead of a ball.


Front: CC & Douglas Fairbanks.
Standing (L-R): Raoul Walsh, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jack Pickford, C. Carlton Bingham