Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, John Barrymore, Uncategorized

Introducing Acting Royalty: The Fifth Annual Trilogy Barrymore Blogathon has cometh!

I am absolutely thrilled that the day my lovely co-host, Crystal, and I have been waiting for, has arrived! For the next two days we will be celebrating one of the greatest acting trios and most famous siblings to ever grace the sawdust stage and silver screen! So without further ado (yes, John, that includes… Continue reading Introducing Acting Royalty: The Fifth Annual Trilogy Barrymore Blogathon has cometh!

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Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, John Barrymore, Uncategorized

Sweet Prince: A Tribute to John Barrymore

My grandfather's parents were Cornish immigrants. They worked hard, but they were considered very "working class". My grandfather decided that he would be cultured, he would ball dance like a dream, he would sing beautifully and be dashingly handsome. He would be a matinee idol of sorts. When I think of my grandfather I think… Continue reading Sweet Prince: A Tribute to John Barrymore

Blogathons, John Barrymore, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

The Barrymores are entertainment royalty. Their influence in the world of entertainment is almost incalculable. If you are familiar with their work, you will come to realise how many homages have been paid to them, how many performers have affectionately imitated them (like Douglas Fairbanks Jr in Our Modern Maidens (1929), and how their legacy has inspired… Continue reading Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

All Hallows' Eve, Classic Film Discoveries, John Barrymore, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Doctor and the Demon: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920)

This post does discuss some sensitive subjects that may be potentially triggering. So please read on at your own risk of maybe unleashing an evil alter ego. Ya just never know.  Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel has become one of the most famous novels of the English literary canon. It has been adapted numerous times… Continue reading The Doctor and the Demon: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920)