I’m proud to announce that for the third consecutive year the blogathon that is dedicated to the illustrious theatrical family known as the Barrymore’s is back.


Two years ago when this event first commenced, a constellation of bloggers coalesced together to pay tribute to the Barrymore siblings, and made it a triumphant success. Last year the blogathon was well received, and this year I’m hoping for even better results.


 Anyone that knows me would know that I’m a Barrymore enthusiast. I have always marveled over the talents of this prominent theatrical family who have graced the stage and screen with their versatile acting ability and unique artistry that has been showcased since before the birth of cinema and right up to the present day.

Ethel Barrymore was born on August 15th, 1879, so in commemoration of what would have been her 137th Birthday, I’m paying tribute to Ethel and her family by hosting my third blogathon dedicated to the Barrymore’s.


1. Bloggers are enabled to write about any film or subject relating to any member of the Barrymore family. The Barrymore’s are a long linage of show business personalities, so it’s only fair that I include the whole family, starting from Louisa Lane Drew, and continuing on to the present day with Drew Barrymore.

To get your juices flowing, here is a list of the Barrymore’s that bloggers are allowed to write about or write about films that star any of these names:

Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore, Louisa Lane Drew, John Drew Barrymore ( John’s son ), Georgina Drew, Maurice Barrymore, Sidney Drew, John Drew, Diana Barrymore or Ethel’s children, Samuel, Ethel and John.

2. Due to the diversity of the subject matter, I will be allowing no more than two duplicate entries. There are a wide range of topics or films to go around, and remember, you can write about any member of this illustrious family.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, please leave a comment on my blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you choose to write about, or if you wish to register by email, my email is: 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 get ready to join the Barrymore party.

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Grand Hotel ( 1932 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Dinner At Eight ( 1933 )

Thoughts All Sorts: Never Been Kissed ( 1999 )

Taking Up Room: Lionel Barrymore on the radio, Ever After ( 1998 ) & Marie Antoinette ( 1938 )

Caftan Woman: Ah Wilderness ( 1935 )

Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews: Twentieth Century ( 1934 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: You Can’t Take It With You ( 1938 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Svengali ( 1931 )

Real Weedgie Midget Reviews: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ( 1982 )

Vintage Ink Stand: Young At Heart ( 1955 )

Sat In Your Lap: The Great Man Votes ( 1939 )

The Midnight Drive In: Firestarter ( 1984 )

Critica Retro: A Free Soul ( 1931 )

The Stop Button: Captain’s Courageous ( 1937 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ( 1982 )

I Found It At The Movies: Charlie’s Angel’s ( 2000 )

A Shround Of Thoughts: Key Largo ( 1948 )

 Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Captain’s Courageous ( 1937 ), Maytime ( 1937, and Just For You ( 1952 )

Old Hollywood Films: The Paradine Case ( 1947 )

Anybody Got A Match: The Spiral Staircase ( 1946 )

Christina Wehner: The Spiral Staircase ( 1946 ) & Counseller At Law ( 1933 )

Movies Meet Their Match: Ever After ( 2004 )

The Dream Book Blog: Lionel Barrymore in The Show ( 1927 ) & The Devil Doll ( 1936 )



  1. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    Can I join please? I’d like to write one post about two of my favourite films featuring the siblings: Grand Hotel (for John and Lionel)and Portrait of Jennie for Ethel.


      1. maddylovesherclassicfilms

        Thank you so much. Really looking forward to this blogathon. Can’t wait to read all the entries. The Barrymore’s were such a talented bunch.


  2. annsblyth

    I’d like to give one a try that I haven’t seen before, so how about Svengali (1931) with John Barrymore for Musings of a Classic Film Addict? Thank you!


  3. Oh, how I love old movies. I would love to be part of this! One of my very favorites is “Young at Heart” starring Ethel Barrymore as Aunt Jessie. She was a truly talented actress. My blog is found at Thanks!


  4. I was wondering if I might join, as well. I would love to write about “Young at Heart” starring Ethel Barrymore. She was a very gifted actress (so convincing as the characters she played). Thanks!


  5. Stephen King’s stuff has been neglected on my blog, despite the fact that I really like his stuff (especially the early stuff). Drew Barrymore starred in two King film adaptations, post ET. “Firestarter” and “Cat’s Eye”. I have a copy of Firestarter, but I don’t have Cat’s Eye as yet. Put me down as a definite for Firestarter and if I can finally track down a copy of Cats Eye I’ll do it as a double feature.


  6. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    Hey. Really sorry but I’m going to have to pull out of this blogathon, as I’m not going to be available now on those days. I hope the blogathon goes really well. Looking forward to reading the entries when I get a chance. Sorry again. Maddy


    1. Tam May

      Hi Crystal,
      OK, I’ve been doing some thinking and I’d like to change my topic. I’d like to write about Lionel Barrymore in the Tod Browning films The Show (1927) and The Devil-Doll (1936).



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