This is part of a series showing what the silent stars featured in the 1917 Kromo Gravure Trading Card set were up to at the precise moment in time covered in a 1932 Motion Picture Magazine article, Stars Who Have Vanished by Jack Grant.
I've been using the IMDb, Wikipedia, my physical bookshelf, and especially the NewspaperArchive.com database to search out the rest of the story for each of these old time stars in attempts to see what became of them from 1932 until their deaths.
Stars Who Have Vanished, 1932: Just completing a writing-supervising contract at RKO. Said to be planning to make talkie versions of some of his silent comedy hits.
What I Dug Up: MacLean wouldn't appear in a film after 1929, but did make good on his writing, supplying scripts for Wheeler and Woolsey and Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland, before becoming a producer.
He stopped producing in 1937 and was provided freelance stories to movies and television through the 1950's.
Died in 1967, age 77.
Continue Reading the Where Are They Now, 1932 Series:
signed photo of Silent movie star and producer Douglas MacLean by Fred Hartsook
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