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March 10, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Elaine Barrie, 87, who had a tumultuous, highly publicized romance with actor John Barrymore and became his fourth wife, died March 1 in New York City. The cause of death was not reported. The couple's first interaction occurred in 1935, when Barrie, then 19 and a student at Hunter College, wrote a letter to Barrymore -- 35 years her senior -- while the actor was hospitalized in Manhattan.
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January 30, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
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July 17, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Feel like a movie? Sure, you can take in the latest eardrum-ripping Batman adventure or you can sit under the stars and undergo a totally different cinema experience--silence. For the 10th year, Paramount Ranch in Agoura is the setting for the mini silent-film festival Silents Under the Stars, opening Sunday with "The Beloved Rogue," starring screen idol John Barrymore. This 1927 classic may be silent, but viewing it won't be. Moviegoers will hear the chirps of crickets and an occasional coyote as the plot unfolds on the outdoor screen at the old movie ranch nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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October 24, 2013 | By Susan King
Stacy Keach's dance card is quite full these days. "I have done four sitcoms in five weeks!" said the 72-year-old actor, who first demonstrated his comedic chops as Cheech and Chong's nemesis Sgt. Stedenko in the 1978 stoner comedy "Up in Smoke. " Just last week, he appeared in the L.A. Theatre Works production of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at UCLA, and on Sunday he'll be narrating Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" at the "EEK! At the Greek" Halloween concert with the Symphony in the Glen Orchestra.
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October 7, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
This month marks the 80th anniversary of the premiere of "The Jazz Singer," the Al Jolson vehicle with music and a few lines of dialogue that ushered in the sound era. Ironically, "The Jazz Singer" arrived at a time when silent films were at their apex. The 1920s saw the release of such classics as "The Big Parade," "Greed," "The Wind" and "The Scarlet Letter." Cinematography, production design and editing were top-notch; the directorial talent, including King Vidor, Ernst Lubitsch and F.W.
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March 12, 1996 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Barrymore, matinee idol of the 1920s, was also one of the greatest classical actors America ever produced, the Hamlet of his time. Likewise, Scottish-born Nicol Williamson is widely held to be the Dane of his generation. So it's particularly apt that Williamson is the one to play Barrymore in a one-man tribute to the late actor. His "Jack: A Night on the Town With John Barrymore" opens Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse before its Broadway engagement next month.
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November 14, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Two things to keep in mind when considering "Barrymore," starring Christopher Plummer as the great John B: It was brilliant as a one-man stage show; it was never a good candidate for film. Indeed, the struggle to transform itself for the big screen is there in every frame. Adapted and directed by Erik Canuel, "Barrymore" sticks very close to its source, William Luce's deliciously gossipy play. The filmmaker is reluctant to even let his leading man step off stage. The setting is 1942, the final year in Barrymore's life.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1989
"They certainly did in the Chicago company." --John Barrymore, when asked if Romeo and Juliet had a physical relationship. From Peter Hay's "Broadway Anecdotes"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
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November 14, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Two things to keep in mind when considering "Barrymore," starring Christopher Plummer as the great John B: It was brilliant as a one-man stage show; it was never a good candidate for film. Indeed, the struggle to transform itself for the big screen is there in every frame. Adapted and directed by Erik Canuel, "Barrymore" sticks very close to its source, William Luce's deliciously gossipy play. The filmmaker is reluctant to even let his leading man step off stage. The setting is 1942, the final year in Barrymore's life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2009
Detective work Here are some other actors who have portrayed Sherlock Holmes on TV and film: Tom Baker: 1982 miniseries "The Hound of the Baskervilles." John Barrymore: 1922's "Sherlock Holmes." Michael Caine: 1988's "Without a Clue." Peter Cushing: 1959's "The Hound of the Baskervilles," among others. William Gillette: 1916's "Sherlock Holmes." Charlton Heston: 1991's "The Crucifer of Blood." Ronald Howard: 1954-55 TV series "Sherlock Holmes."
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July 1, 2009 | SUSAN KING
John Barrymore and John Gilbert were the Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt of the silent era. Astonishingly handsome, charismatic and athletic, they possessed that undefinable "it" quality that turns performers into superstars on the big screen. They also gave the 1920s' other top male stars, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, a run for their money at the box office more than 80 years ago.
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October 7, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
This month marks the 80th anniversary of the premiere of "The Jazz Singer," the Al Jolson vehicle with music and a few lines of dialogue that ushered in the sound era. Ironically, "The Jazz Singer" arrived at a time when silent films were at their apex. The 1920s saw the release of such classics as "The Big Parade," "Greed," "The Wind" and "The Scarlet Letter." Cinematography, production design and editing were top-notch; the directorial talent, including King Vidor, Ernst Lubitsch and F.W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Drew Barrymore, whose name and ancestry were far better known than his own credits in the acting profession that made his family famous, has died. He was 72. Barrymore, the father of actress Drew Barrymore, died Monday in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes. "He was a cool cat. Please smile when you think of him," the actress said in a statement released by her publicist.
NEWS
May 1, 1988
I think Steve Allen has forgotten the days when on his very own television shows he often played a character who was always gulping from a glass and becoming sillier and sillier, thereby denigrating the very subject he propounds today. His comments on the foibles of the late actors John Barrymore and Errol Flynn, which were publicly well known, and his apparent bitterness toward his mother's family, particularly his uncle's weakness as a chronic gambler, were harsh and judgmental.
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December 9, 2009
Detective work Here are some other actors who have portrayed Sherlock Holmes on TV and film: Tom Baker: 1982 miniseries "The Hound of the Baskervilles." John Barrymore: 1922's "Sherlock Holmes." Michael Caine: 1988's "Without a Clue." Peter Cushing: 1959's "The Hound of the Baskervilles," among others. William Gillette: 1916's "Sherlock Holmes." Charlton Heston: 1991's "The Crucifer of Blood." Ronald Howard: 1954-55 TV series "Sherlock Holmes."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Elaine Barrie, 87, who had a tumultuous, highly publicized romance with actor John Barrymore and became his fourth wife, died March 1 in New York City. The cause of death was not reported. The couple's first interaction occurred in 1935, when Barrie, then 19 and a student at Hunter College, wrote a letter to Barrymore -- 35 years her senior -- while the actor was hospitalized in Manhattan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former actor John Barrymore III, the grandson of the Shakespearean actor and silent film star, is recovering after being beaten inside his home by teenagers who allegedly were trying to steal his stash of marijuana, police said. Six teenagers pulled up to Barrymore's upscale house in a Volkswagen van last week, said police spokesman Jim Bennett. When Barrymore and his wife, Rebecca, opened the door, they were beaten with a metal trailer hitch slung in a sock.
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