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Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Terry Chester Shulman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The story of the Costellos is the story of the twentiethcentury’s second most accomplished family of actors—second only to the Barrymores, with whom they intermarried to beget a dynasty of unrivaled ... More


Twentieth Century

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ film Twentieth Century, a film written with Ben Hecht and Charles MacAruthur. Hawks talks about working with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard, and describes the ... More


Metro Director

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani joined the Metro Picture Corporation in late 1917. This period was to be the most fruitful of his American career. He directed prestigious productions with famous stage actors such as ... More


The Lion at Warners

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Introduction to John Barrymore and his masterful achievements on the stage in the early 1920s. Warners lures him to Hollywood in 1925with athree picture deal that he considers too lucrative to pass ... More


Alone Time

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Maurice brings with him to Hollywood a diary in which he confides his rage and revulsion at the fact of his demotion from head-of-household to lowly chauffeur, now having to drive his wife and ... More


Sherman and the Nut

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dolores gives birth to her first child, Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore, nicknamed Dede. Helene gives into actor/director Lowell Sherman’s daily proposals and marries him in a lavish ceremony held at the ... More


Deirdre, Johnny, and Jane

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Vruwink’s sterility casts a pall on his marriage to Dolores, who desperately wants more children. For this and other reasons, she starts drinking heavily. Helene is offered permanent residence at the ... More


Here Lies the Mick

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Maurice retires to the Motion Picture Country Home, where he will spend the rest of his life. After her father is awarded custody, Deirdre is shuffled around before being reunited with her mother at ... More


Mum Mum

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Dolores retires to her Fallbrook ranch to raise Tony far from any parental threats to her guardianship. She consolidates her control over her grandson by getting power of attorney, but takes no ... More


Chapter Eight

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the death of Rudolph Valentino in 1926, John Gilbert is the biggest male sex symbol in films. Despite fights at MGM, he is still at the top of their roster-this chapter takes a look at other ... More


Coming into His Own: Counsellor-at-Law (1933)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses primarily on Wyler's first prestige project, Counselor-at-Law, starring John Barrymore. It recounts the director's behind-the-scenes problems with the star actor, but also ... More


Chapter Eleven

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A background of the talkies, and his earliest experiments (Hollywood Revue, and the disastrous His Glorious Night and Redemption) in 1929 and '30. Background on early studio "revues." Early signs ... More


Searching for a Popular Approach, 1925–1945

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When MGM hired J. E. Williamson for a follow-up to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea to be titled The Mysterious Island, filmed in Technicolor, the production took four years to complete. Verne’s ... More


Introduction

Steven Rybin and Murray Pomerance (eds)

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the introduction to the book, the editors introduce the topic of John Barrymore’s performances in the cinema, and provide an overview of the various methods and approaches used to analyse his work ... More


The Pre-Bard Stage Career of John Barrymore

Philip Carli

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author discusses Barrymore’s performances onstage prior to his roles in performances of Shakespeare’s plays. The chapter discusses Barrymore’s work in plays such as Peter Ibbetson, The Fortune ... More


Dangerously Modern: Shakespeare, Voice, and the “New Psychology” in John Barrymore’s “Unstable” Characters

Michael Hammond

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Barrymore’s 1922 Hamlet introduced Freudian interpretation as a means of character development into American acting. It also provided Barrymore with a screen star persona that based his acting ... More


The Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes

Colin Williamson

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines John Barrymore’s performance as the titular character in Sherlock Holmes (1922), focusing on the reception of Barrymore’s performance as the titular title character. The chapter ... More


John Barrymore’s Introspective Performance in Beau Brummel

Martin Shingler

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1924, John Barrymore joined Warner Bros. to star in Beau Brummel, the Clyde Fitch play made famous by stage actor Richard Mansfield in 1890. Here, as this chapter explores, Barrymore fused ... More


“Keep Back your Pity”: The Wounded Barrymore of The Sea Beast (1926) and Moby Dick (1930)

Dominic Lennard

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the aftermath of the Great War, Moby-Dick experienced a resurgence, and two loose adaptations traded on the novel’s increasing prestige, The Sea Beast (1926) and Moby Dick (1930), both starring ... More


From Rome to Berlin: Barrymore as Romantic Lover

Douglas McFarland

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In four films made from 1926 to 1932, Don Juan, Eternal Love, Arsene Lupin, and Grand Hotel, John Barrymore played a series of leading men embroiled in passionate affairs. He showed himself adept at ... More


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