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eBook The House of Barrymore (Library Edition) ePub

by Margot Peters

  • ISBN: 1441709711
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Margot Peters
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged library edition (March 1, 2010)
  • ePub book: 1681 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1756 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 458

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-614) and index. Traces the lives of the famous Barrymore family of actors and actresses from the 1860s to the present day. 539-614) and index Donor challenge: For only 3 more days, your donation will be matched 2-to-1. Triple your impact! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today.

The House of Barrymore book. Biography with the grip of a le Carre novel. 48 pages of photographs.

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Biography with the grip of a le Carre novel.

Margot Peters (born May 13, 1933) is an American novelist and biographer, including of Charlotte Brontë, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the Drews and Barrymores, May Sarton, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. She is a recipient of the Ambassador Book Award. Peters was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Narrated by Wanda McCaddon. This epic family biography begins in the 1860s with Louisa Drew, the greatest comedienne of her time, mother of the brillian.

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This epic family biography begins in the 1860s with Louisa Drew, the greatest comedienne of her time, mother of the brilliant Georgiana Drew Barrymore and mother-in-law of the vaudeville star and matinee idol Maurice Barrymore. But it is the children of Georgie and Maurice who are the heart of the book: Ethel, Lionel, and John, the most extraordinary members of an extraordinary family. We see Ethel's sensational social and stage debuts in London and on Broadway; her struggle with alcohol, debt, and damaged reputation; and her spectacular comeback in The Corn is Green. We see John's vault to fame in Shakespearean stage roles and his triumphant move to the screen before succumbing to the ''Barrymore curse'' of addiction to alcohol. And we see the steadier Lionel pursuing his talents in painting and composing before finally capitulating to the family tradition. We see both the price and the privileges of their extraordinary fame; and finally, with the death of Ethel, the decline of America's first family of acting.

Comments

Cha Cha
Geniuses are often difficult to live with and often not particularly admirable. We have seen this so many times, we oughtn't to be surprised. In the performing arts, we are part of the problem in our role as the audience. Most of what the Barrymores did was well below their abilities, and much is lost thanks to the ephemeral nature of live theatre and the nature of the film used in the early days which turned to jelly and are lost. Hence, we don't have all the evidence we need. This fine book redresses some of this, but cannot touch the essence of their art. Louisa Lane Drew was one of the greatest talents our country ever produced, her accomplishments are legendary. Thus it is fitting that the author examines her too. I might have titled the book, Louisa Lane Drew and the Three Barrymores. As a chronicle of a great era in our culture, this is a magnificent work. If Lionel and John were actors in spite of themselves, their achievements are all the more remarkable. I fell under Ethel's spell thanks to a photo of her in Captain Jinks in a photo book of plays and players. It showed the most beautiful young woman I'd ever seen and she just jumped off the page at me. I can see that in my mind's eye over fifty years later. Though the merits of the script might be highly dubious, it's one of an artist's duties to take something lesser and transform it into something greater. We've an inside look here at how plays and movies got made and learn more about many of the most significant workers in them. The author deserves our highest praise.
Inth Inth
Poorly written, filled with fluff, hard to concentrate while reading.Can't seem to find the pertinent facts about the Barrymores. It droned on and on in style of a bygone time.
Quinthy Quinthy
Wanted to read this after watching the Barrymore's as Stars of the Month on TMC. Much more interesting than I expected. Such a great family of the theater!
Malien Malien
What I expected
Zovaithug Zovaithug
This is a very good and detailed history about the Barrymore children, Ethel, Lionel, and John.
melody of you melody of you
everything was fine
Phenade Phenade
interesting book, i got it for a friend and she really enjoyed it
Good pictures