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Cinema: Too Good To Be Drew?

You can tell a new generation is due in Hollywood when actresses who used to play kooky nymphets start portraying earnest newspaper reporters. That's what will...

The Theater: Great Profilactor

John Barrymore lived all his brilliant, violent, much-married life in glass houses. No biography can hope to pull up any blinds; it can only poke under...

Radio: Barrymore for Barrymore

When John Barrymore lay ill of laryngitis last week, Dick Mack, writer-producer of the Rudy Vallee show on which John is stooge extraordinary, called him up to...

The Theatre: Scotch Mist

Six months ago a ham show opened in Chicago. Last week it was still running there. It had become a civic institution. It had played to 150,000 people and grossed...

The Theater: Benedick Forever

He hadn't wanted to be an actor, particularly he hadn't wanted to be dubbed "Ethel's baby brother"; he had wanted to be an artist. His father taunted him: "Do...

Science: The New Pictures

Between Us Girls (Universal) is chiefly notable because it provides the rattletrap tumbril on which John Barrymore's 21-year-old daughter Diana is supposed to...

Theatre: Very, Very, VERY Tired

Couple of months ago, after 14 years' absence from the stage, John Barrymore, 57, four times married, took to the road in a play burlesquing his matrimonial...

Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 2, 1931

The Woman Between (R. K. O.-Radio) is an example of appalling incompetence. Its story is 1915 drama couched in the seedy terms of 1890 farce. Lily Damita, the...

Books: Eccentric's Eccentric

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING (277 pp.)—Gene Fowler—Viking ($3.75). Who was Sadakichi Hartmann? Even his cronies found him hard to define. To John Barrymore,...

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