ETHEL BARRYMORE: “NIGHT SONG”

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BARRYMORE MISCELLANY:

At Immortal Ephemera ( here ) there’s loads of photos tracing the Barrymores. Did you know that Diana Barrymore was married to Bramwell Fletcher ( see…you know who he is ) and that her mother had an affair with a well-known children’s books author? Did you know Dolores Costello married a man older than her mother, and Ethel’s cousin (an aviator in WWI) has a plaque with his name on it in Central Park (near Strawberry Fields)? And what IS Ethel Barrymore’s relationship to a Colt .45 firearm?

These are some of the tidbits I learned as I was reading up on Ethel Barrymore. If you’re a little curious about Ethel’s thoughts about working with her brother’s in the only film the trio did together ( “Rasputin and the Empress” ) you can read Once Upon A Screen’s account by clicking the trio’s photo below. Did you know that here on Manhattan’s 47th Street is the theater the Schuberts BUILT specifically for Ethel Barrymore? You didn’t? Well I’m here to tell you…or show you, in six minutes. Yep, click on foto And here are other photos of the Barrymore clan hot-linked for you to check out at your leisure.

     BARRYMORE in %22RASPUTIN...%22    ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATER    BARRYMORE-ETHEL (YOUNG)          
             The Barrymores                  Ethel’s N.Y. Theatre                     ETHEL

MAURICE BARRYMORE   GEORGIANA DREW ( Young Woman )   SIDNEY DREW   BARRYMORE- JOHN DREW          BARRYMORE- MOTHER & DAUGHTER
Ethel’s Father        Ethel’s Mother    Uncle Sidney      Uncle John     Mother & Grandmother

  BARRYMORE KIDS      ETHEL BARRYMORE'S KIDS      ETHEL & JOHN DREW COLT ( BABY )      ETHEL & KIDS ( Little little )
Ethel & Her Brothers  Ethel & Her Husband    Her Youngest Son     Ethel & Her Children

 ETHEL, SAMUEL & JOHN ( MEN )   ETHEL & Daughter ETHEL     JOHN BARRYMORE ( PROFILE )     DOLORES COSTELLO
Ethel & Her Sons   Ethel & Her Daughter  Ethel’s Brother John   John’s Wife Dolores

   BARRYMORE- DIANA (II)             JOHN DREW BARRYMORE           DREW BARRYMORE
John’s Daughter – Diana      John’s son John Drew                Drew Barrymore 

                              

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18 thoughts on “ETHEL BARRYMORE: “NIGHT SONG”

  1. Pingback: THE BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON HAS NOW ARRIVED | In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.

  2. Hey, another film you’ve introduced me to! (You’re like a personal life/movie coach!) Ethel Barrymore sounds terrific in this film – she’s certainly a scene-stealer in the clip you posted.

    You mentioned her beauty, and it seems to me she was beautiful her whole life, no? In fact, she seemed to have gotten more beautiful the older she became.

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    • Hey S.S.,

      I’m inclined to agree with you about Ethel’s beauty. ( I’ve had to mature a bit to be able to recognize that ). I enjoy “Night Song” a lot. I hope you get to see it. Not just for Ethel but Dana Andrews does a fantastic acting job as a bitter blind man. If you ever do watch it, please…let me know.

      Yours truly,

      Your Life/Movie Coach CineMaven. ( 😉 )

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  3. Lionel and Ethel were being interviewed together. Lionel left the room when the interviewer asked Ethel about family history. The question was, what was the last thing their father was in. Ethel couldn’t remember, and so called out the question to her brother. His answer came back, “Mary Boland, I think.”

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  4. Pingback: THE BARRYMORE TRILOGY BLOGATHON: A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS | In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.

  5. Thanks so much for participating in the blogathon Theresa. I’ve only just got around to reading the entries now, and your post on Ethel was highly worth the wait. Excellent article.

    Seeing as my Barrymore blogathon has closed, I’ve decided to host another blogathon, and I would like to invite you to participate. The link is below with more details

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/in-the-good-old-days-of-classic-hollywood-presents-the-lauren-bacall-blogathon/

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    • Ahhh The Good Ol’ Days, the good ol’ days. That Barrymore Blogathon was a smorgasbord of Barrymores and I’m happy to have been included. I saw your announcement of your upcoming LAUREN BACALL blogathon. I’d like to participate. Let me get back to you with the movie I hope won’t be covered by others. Thanks for THIS invitation as well.

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  6. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again (if it’s worth saying once, it’s worth saying twice, right?!) – I love the way you put your own twist on classic movies and actors, it’s so refreshing. I actually haven’t seen this one, so thanks for highlighting it – there’s a big gap in my Ethel Barrymore knowledge. I too think she was always a beauty, perhaps just not to popular tastes.

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    • “Night Song” is a very enjoyable movie and I ( again ) wholeheartedly recommend it. I learned about Ethel on the run as I wrote for this blogathon. And if you have to say a third time that you like the way I spin and twist and turn a phrase, well…I guess I’ll just have to bear up under the compliment. ( Thank you sooo much. Hope I stay easy breezy and informative. )

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