WE BARRYMORES by Barrymore

WE BARRYMORES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another royal progress of the Royal Family of American theater, this portrays not only Lionel's reluctance to make the stage his career (art and music were his preferences) but also Ethel's dedication to the family trade and John's equal inability to follow through with the artistic creation. From Lionel's earliest antiwork attitudes, through pixie moments, to an escape to Paris and painting, after the and marriage, and a return, first to pictures in their silent days. and later to the ""miracle"" of And after more curtain calls, back to Hollywood, pictures, and riding the boom of talking films, and on to radio... And there in his love of music, his own interpretations of the embroideries that embellish the Barrymore names, his friendships and business relations throughout his public (and private) years to add up to a friendly recap of a lifetime. For he's no hero boy but a nice guy you'll enjoy knowing.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1951
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts