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.


  1. What an assortment of styles in those rear car windows. Those old cars reminded me how far back in time this actually was. Wondering what percentage of those 'modern' car owners even had a water closet inside their house yet.

  2. Guess Georgia Hale was wrong when she said she taught Charlie how to play tennis after he built tennis court on his property on Summit Drive.

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