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Film's First FamilyThe Untold Story of the Costellos$
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Terry Chester Shulman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178097

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.001.0001

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The Lion at Warners

The Lion at Warners

(p.77) 10 The Lion at Warners
Film's First Family

Terry Chester Shulman

University Press of Kentucky

Introduction to John Barrymore and his masterful achievements on the stage in the early 1920s. Warners lures him to Hollywood in 1925with athree picture deal that he considers too lucrative to pass up. Spying Dolores from Jack Warner’s office, he casts her on the spot as his leading lady in The Sea Beast. While Maurice remains in New York trying to save enough money to pay his way west, Jack and Dolores’s romance blossoms under the wary but welcoming eye of Mae Costello. Barrymore yields happily to Mae’s mothering as the family awaits Maurice’simminent arrival.

Keywords:   John Barrymore, The Sea Beast, romance, Maurice’s arrival

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