Robin Hood & Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood, today, usually brings up images of Tiger Woods, a gorgeous Jack Nicklaus par 3 golf course, and some of the world’s finest luxury real estate in Southern California. This is, in fact true. But Sherwood is also known for some of Hollywood’s earliest, finest nostalgia and classic movie stars.
Douglas Faribanks, Sr and Robin Hood are often top of mind when hearing about Sherwood—and not because Fairbanks lived in one of Sherwood Development Company‘s beautiful Classics, but because of its seminal role in motion picture history. Wikipedia notes:
Robin Hood is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie’s full title, under which it was copyrighted, is Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood, … It was one of the most expensive films of the 1920s, with a budget estimated at approximately one million dollars and generally received favorable reviews.
Sherwood Forest & CompanySherwood Classic, Viana
It was here that the fabled Sherwood Forest sprang to life, not because Fairbanks lived in one of the Sherwood’s beautiful Classic estates, but for the setting of the fabled Sherwood Forest and its indelible mark on Hollywood’s earliest moments.
Today, behind the gates, is not unlike what Director, Allan Dwan recalled of Fairbanks:
Fairbanks was so overwhelmed by the scale of the sets that he considered canceling production at one point
There is no doubt that Sherwood Development Company had the same magical plans as Douglas Fairbanks, Sr did when we broke ground on our new construction.
No coincidence, anyway.