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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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Sherman and the Nut

Sherman and the Nut

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(p.120) 15 Sherman and the Nut
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Film's First Family
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Terry Chester Shulman

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0015

Dolores gives birth to her first child, Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore, nicknamed Dede. Helene gives into actor/director Lowell Sherman’s daily proposals and marries him in a lavish ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Though they have reconciled, Helene chooses not to ask Maurice to give her away. John Barrymore does the honors instead. Married life again goes awry for Helene. The couple fight constantly, with Sherman’s omnipresent mother, Julia, adding insult to injury. The small movie parts Maurice had been getting evaporate with the Crash of 1929, forcing him to return to vaudeville to make ends meet. While performing in a sketch in Stockton, California, he befriends a young woman named Vivienne Sengler. She sues him a year later on a bogus charge that he had backed out of his promise to marry her. Eventually, she drops the case, but not before dragging the Costello name through the mud.

Keywords:   Lowell Sherman, Dolores Ethel Mae Barrymore, Crash of 1929, Vivienne Sengler, Lawsuit

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