“The good die young, because they see it’s no use living if you have got to be good.” – John Barrymore
Moving Picture World (1920).
Tempest (1928). Artist: Charles W. Pancoast.
“Of course, we are all exhibitionists or we shouldn’t be actors. No one expects us to act like anything but lunatics and no one expects us to have the slightest reticence. So we don’t!” – John Barrymore in 1931.
“Beloved Rogue.” Artist: James Montgomery Flagg. Mixed-media on heavy illustration board. 20″ x 24.”
A caricature from the Ambassador Hotel’s Field and Turf Club, circa mid-1930s.
One of the more bizarre images ever to come out of the MGM photo department. Left to right: John Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, Wallace Beery, Pete, Robert Montgomery, Lee Tracy and Clark Gable. The bodies, of course, are the Our Gang kids.
“Whew! Kinda chilly. I wonder how the nudists stand it.” — spoken by Virginia Bruce [pictured] in The Invisible Woman (1940). Pictured with her is co-star John Barrymore.