The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood

James Kotsilibas-Davis


The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood

The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood

  • Title: The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood
  • Author: James Kotsilibas-Davis
  • ISBN: 9780517528969
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover



When Lionel Barry made his first film in 1912 in a seedy loft in lower Manhattan, the Barrys were already the first family of Broadway These were theater people, serious actors, artists For them, making films was dirty work and the only stimulant for mucking around in the movies was the obvious one money Yet when the film business moved west to that godforsakWhen Lionel Barry made his first film in 1912 in a seedy loft in lower Manhattan, the Barrys were already the first family of Broadway These were theater people, serious actors, artists For them, making films was dirty work and the only stimulant for mucking around in the movies was the obvious one money Yet when the film business moved west to that godforsaken wasteland known as Hollywood, so did the Barrys Despite disdain, disgrace, and often denial, the Barrys left us hundreds of monumental movie triumphs, culminating in Rasputin and the Empress, in which John, Lionel, and Ethel each had starring roles.The Barrys The Royal Family in Hollywood chronicles the films of each Barry in fascinating detail, but this book is much than a mere film story Here also are the personal lives of each We live the superlative success and gaudy decline of Jack we experience the myriad talents as well as the personal frustrations of Lionel we relish the biting wit and indomitable spirit of Ethel Finally, we witness the rarely studied lives of Barry children and grandchildren, especially Diana and John, Jr who most profoundly experienced both the gifts and the blows of the remarkable Barry legacy.Woven into the glitter Barry tapestry are rich anecdotes of other Hollywood kings and queens including Garbo, Gable, Hepburn, Loy, Harlow, Gilbert, Thalberg, Cukor, Fairbanks, and Pickford, to mention only a few In a panorama even D.W Griffith would approve, here is the greatest of Hollywood stories and the history of America s quintessential theatrical family.


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