Monday, January 11, 2010

listen to your agent

'dinner at eight' is proof enough that advice can fall on cloth ears. in the classic 1933 comedy/tragedy, hard as he tried, his manager (played by the inimitable lee tracy) failed to get 'larry' (barrymore) to lay off the 'stuff.' in real life i don't think the stuff ever kept john barrymore from giving unforgettable performances. one can only imagine what his career might have been like sober. considering he really wanted to pursue his love of drawing, he might have never set foot on a stage.

photo: one of the more cheerful scenes which only lead up to larry being told, 'you're through.'

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