blogathIn commemoration of Ethel Barrymore’s, 136th Birthday on August 15th, I’m hosting, The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, a blogging event for film enthusiast bloggers to coalesce by paying tribute to the ‘Royal family of Hollywood’, known as the fabulous Barrymore’s. Ethel Barrymore has been my third favorite actress for many years, and being an ardent supporter of Ethel, I’m also very passionate about John and Lionel. To me, the Barrymore siblings are very underrated, and definitely deserve more recognition than what they have received during the years, so for the special day, I thought I would honor the Barrymore’s by hosting a blogathon, dedicated to the entire Barrymore family, starting from Louisa Lane Drew and continuing on to the present day with John’s granddaughter, Drew Barrymore.


1. You can write about any subject relating to the Barrymore’s, or any movie from the filmography of any member from the Barrymore family of actors. The choice is yours. As long as the topic relates to any aspect of the Barrymore’s or their career, it’s more than welcome.

2. Duplicates are welcome. While many blogathons don’t allow duplicates, I’m more than happy to have more than one person blogging about the same subject.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or send me an email at: carolelombardforever If you decide to register by email, please be sure to include the name of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s celebrate the indelible Barrymore’s.


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ROSTER, WITH THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS: Twentieth Century ( 1934 ) Ever After ( 1998 ) Outspoken And Freckled: Grand Hotel( 1932 ) You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 ) John Barrymore’s marriage to Elaine Barrie. Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ ( 1946 ) Jaid Barrymore. The Last Days Of Disco ( 1998 ) Riding In Cars With Boys ( 2001 ) Rasputin And The Empress ( 1932 ) Lionel Barrymore as James Temple in ‘Key Largo’ ( 1948 ) ‘Keeping Up With The Barrymore’s’. A wink of how they might fare in the day of reality TV. The Wedding Singer ( 1998 ) Grey Gardens ( 2009 ) Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde ( 1920 ) Grand Hotel( 1932 ) Midnight ( 1939 ) The Beloved Rogue ( 1927 ) Portrait Of Jennie ( 1948 ) and Johnny Trouble ( 1957 ) Sherlock Holmes ( 1922 ) Dinner At Eight ( 1933 ) Lionel Barrymore as James Temple in ‘Key Largo’ ( 1948 ) and John and Lionel Barrymore in ‘Grand Hotel’ ( 1932 ) Reviews of a selection of John Barrymore’s classic movies, and a John Barrymore life story. Duel In The Sun ( 1946 ) You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 ) High School Confidential ( 1958 ) Ethel Barrymore as Miss. Willey in ‘Night Song’ ( 1947 ) Arsene Lupin ( 1932 ) Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie in the ‘Dr. Kildare’ series Midnight ( 1939 ) The Mysterious Island ( 1929 ) None But The Lonely Heart ( 1944 ) Svengali ( 1931 ) John Barrymore’s friendship with W.C Fields and The Bundy Drive Boys A Free Soul ( 1931 ) 50 First Dates ( 2004 ) In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Ethel Barrymore in ‘The Secret Of Convict Lake’ ( 1951 ) and “Night Song ( 1947 ) When A Man Loves ( 1927 ) Lionel Barrymore’s performance in ‘Down To The Sea In Ships’ ( 1949 ) John Drew Barrymore’s performance in ‘While The City Sleeps’ ( 1956 ) The Spiral Staircase ( 1946 ) West Of Zanzibar ( 1928 ) Pinky ( 1949 ) On Borrowed Time ( 1939 ) History of John Barrymore Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind ( 2002 ) Ethel Barrymore as Mrs. Warren in ‘The Spiral Staircase’ ( 1946 ) Deadline USA ( 1952 ) E.T ( 1982 ) The Barrymore’s time in Philadelphia The Spiral Staircase ( 1946 ) Barrymore ( 2011 ) The Temptress ( 1926 ) John Barrymore in ‘The Great Profile’ and ‘The Invisible Woman’ ( 1940 ) Lionel Barrymore in ‘Key Largo’ ( 1948 ) “There Isn’t Anymore.”. The heritage of the Barrymore family. Overview of Lionel Barrymore’s career. Drew Barrymore in ‘Everyone Says I Love You’ ( 1996 ) Grand Hotel ( 1932 ) and Dinner At Eight ( 1933 ) Portrait Of Jennie ( 1948 ) This Side Of Heaven ( 1934 ) Drew Barrymore in ‘Music And Lyrics” ( 2007 ) Svengali ( 1931 ) The Devil Doll ( 1936 ) John Barrymore’s Gothic townhouse in Greenwich Village, that served as his residence between 1917 – 1920. Pinky ( 1949 ) Drinking with John Barrymore.

http://moviefanfare/: Too Much, Too Soon ( Biopic on John and Diana Barrymore. ) 1958. Charlie’s Angels ( 2000 )

http://sacredcelluloid/: The Invisible Woman ( 1940 ) The Mad Genius ( 1931 ) Romeo And Juliet ( 1936 ) You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 ) The Farmer’s Daughter ( 1947 )

Silverscreenmodes: A Free Soul ( 1931 ) Sherlock Holmes ( 1922 ) WW1 era farce comedies of Mr. And Mrs. Sidney Drew. John Barrymore and Carole Lombard in “True Confession” ( 1937 )



  1. Erich Kuersten says:

    Mine shall be: “Drinking with John” – How Twentieth Century, Bill of Divorcement, Grand Hotel and Dinner at Eight are the ultimate bender quadrilogy – and also if you can find it, Frederic March as JB in THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY (at


  2. Gary Cahall says:

    Greetings. I received your Barrymore Blogathon invitation and would like to sign up on behalf of MovieFanFare. On Friday 8/14 I’ll be reviewing the 1958 biodrama Too Much, Too Soon, starring Dorothy Malone as Diana Barrymore and Errol Flynn as her father, John Barrymore. We’ll put a banner up on our homepage by tomorrow. Thanks.


  3. joelnox says:

    Very cool idea for a blogathon. I don’t have a blog but I’ll be reading all the entries. I like the Barrymore brothers but I love Ethel a bit more. I’ve recently been able to catch up on many of her lesser known films through the double wonders of Youtube (Deadline U.S.A., Moss Rose & The Secret of Convict Lake) and TCM (Johnny Trouble & It’s a Big Country). Now if I could only find Just for You somewhere I’ll have seen her complete filmography not counting her silents.


  4. Nick says:

    Could I write about “The Invisible Woman” (1940)? It’s a strange, little send-up of Universal’s horror films, but features John Barrymore in one of his last film roles.

    My blog’s web address is


  5. emilytracey1 says:

    Thanks so much for the invitation!
    I’d be very interested in writing about the 1936 Romeo and Juliet.
    Emily (thatclassicmovielife)


  6. maedez says:

    This looks fantastic! Unfortunately, I am moving house (and cities) around the time of the blogathon, so I won’t be able to participate. Thanks for the invite, and I look forward to reading everyone’s entries!


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