We Barrymores

This page is dedicated to the legendary family of actors, The Barrymores-- with special regard to the talented trio of siblings:

Lionel Barrymore (4/28/1878 – 11/15/1954)
Ethel Barrymore (8/15/1879 – 6/18/1959)
John Barrymore (2/15/1882 – 5/29/1942)

Taken on September 23, 1922 Lionel went aboard the S.S. George Washington in New York City bound for Europe where he spent several weeks.

Taken on September 23, 1922 Lionel went aboard the S.S. George Washington in New York City bound for Europe where he spent several weeks.


posted 1 year ago on 8/1/2013 +
bobertsbobgomery:

John Barrymore for When a Man Loves, 1927

bobertsbobgomery:

John Barrymore for When a Man Loves, 1927


posted 1 year ago on 6/12/2012 + mariondavies

bobertsbobgomery:

John Barrymore and Karen Morley in Arsène Lupin, 1932


posted 1 year ago on 29/11/2012 + mariondavies

John Barrymore and Dolores Costello in When a Man Loves, 1927


posted 1 year ago on 13/10/2012 + mariondavies
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posted 1 year ago on 9/10/2012 + julia-loves-bette-davis
steamboatbilljr:

The night that John Barrymore—who bore a lifelong resistance to the family trade—made his debut as a star in The Fortune Hunter in 1909, he spoke with his brother Lionel.

“Well, Jake,” Lionel said, “it looks like you are hooked for good.” 
“What in the hell happened?” Jack asked. “Who am I?”
“It usually takes me two nights,” Lionel replied, “to find out what happened on the first. You’ll live.”
“But I’m scared stiff,” Jack said. “Why didn’t I give a stinking performance?”
“Because,” said Lionel, “you couldn’t.”

steamboatbilljr:

The night that John Barrymore—who bore a lifelong resistance to the family trade—made his debut as a star in The Fortune Hunter in 1909, he spoke with his brother Lionel.

“Well, Jake,” Lionel said, “it looks like you are hooked for good.”

“What in the hell happened?” Jack asked. “Who am I?”

“It usually takes me two nights,” Lionel replied, “to find out what happened on the first. You’ll live.”

“But I’m scared stiff,” Jack said. “Why didn’t I give a stinking performance?”

“Because,” said Lionel, “you couldn’t.”


posted 1 year ago on 8/10/2012 + deforest
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bobertsbobgomery:

John Barrymore, 1937

bobertsbobgomery:

John Barrymore, 1937


posted 1 year ago on 28/9/2012 + mariondavies
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orsons:

Lionel Barrymore, ca. 1925

orsons:

Lionel Barrymore, ca. 1925


posted 1 year ago on 3/9/2012 + deforest
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orsons:

This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.

orsons:

This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them. Hollywood is tied hand and foot to the demands for artificiality of the masses all over the world.


posted 1 year ago on 26/8/2012 + deforest
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Ethel Barrymore, 1890

Ethel Barrymore, 1890


posted 1 year ago on 19/8/2012 +
orsons:

John Barrymore, 1926

orsons:

John Barrymore, 1926


posted 1 year ago on 11/8/2012 + mariondaviesdeforest)
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The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out.
Ethel Barrymore

The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don’t like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don’t like it, you don’t understand and you ought to find out.

Ethel Barrymore


posted 1 year ago on 6/8/2012 +