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Collection of scrapbooks, stills, and ephemera about the Barrymore family, 1900s-1960s (Collection LSC.2145)
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  • Title: Collection of scrapbooks, stills, and ephemera about the Barrymore family
    Collection number: LSC.2145
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.8 linear ft. (2 boxes and 5 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1900s-1960s
    Abstract: The collection consists of clippings, stills and a small amount of ephemera related to the careers of actors Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Sharon Evans Lucchesi.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of scrapbooks, stills, and ephemera about the Barrymore family (Collection 2145). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7165487 

    Biography/History

    No biographical information is available about collector Sharon Evans Lucchesi. She started collecting Barrymore family ephemera as an adolescent during the 1950s and 1960s.
    The Barrymore family is a prominent American theatrical family. Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore are descended from both the Barrymore and Drew families of actors. They were born in Philadelphia (in 1878, 1879, and 1882, respectively) to Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew Barrymore. All three siblings become leading actors of both stage and screen, appearing in a number of plays and films, including Rasputin and the Empress (1933) in which they appeared together. Lionel Barrymore was known for his work as a character actor, and he appeared in around 200 films. Ethel Barrymore was known primarily for her theatrical performances, although she also appeared in several silent films. John Barrymore was well known for his work in both stage and film, particularly the 1922 production of Hamlet in which he starred. John Barrymore died in 1942, followed by Lionel Barrymore in 1954, and Ethel Barrymore in 1959.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of clippings, stills, a small amount of other ephemera relating to the careers of actors Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore and compiled by Sharon Evans Lucchesi. Included are primarily scrapbooks of clippings, publicity photographs and stills, and a small amount of ephemera and books. The collection appears to have been compiled in the 1950s and 1960s. The collector annotated some materials with project titles and dates. The bulk of the content reflects the careers of Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, and John Barrymore; however, there is also a very small amount of material relating to other family members.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Barrymore family.
    Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959.
    Barrymore, John, 1882-1942.
    Barrymore, Lionel, 1878-1954.
    Actors--Archival resources.