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Title : Memories: An Autobiography
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ISBN : 8598950
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 310 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Memories: An Autobiography Reviews

  • Monica
    2019-03-12 08:46

    I saw a remark that this book was "tedious" and the person making the comment only thought it was interesting because Ethel Barrymore knew JM Barrie. I'd like to say that comment is only a reflection of the arrogance of the person who wrote it. Contrary to them, I was impressed with Ethel Barrymore's life and appreciative of such an in-depth look into her world and all the wonderful people and friends she had all over the globe. She did not dwell on her acting. Though the memoir recounts the plays and tours, her life was about the people she knew, and there were many, mostly famous, and of substance. I often wanted to go on line and learn more about her friends but it would have turned into a very long time on line and I wanted to read the book. She lived through WWI, the Depression, and WWII and saw a tremendous change in the world from the turn of the last century to the time of her death in 1959. Her memoir takes the reader on a journey from her beginnings in Philadelphia to England and on several trans Atlantic and cross country tours of the U.S. She spent 50 years performing on stage and I regret not being able to have seen her, as I would have loved to have seen her little brother John, and her father Maurice. She did not write much about her early film work, her life was on stage. Her work in Hollywood is only a mere fraction of what she did and I'll be grateful to see any films with her as I can.