Theatre: Very, Very, VERY Tired

Couple of months ago, after 14 years' absence from the stage, John Barrymore, 57, four times married, took to the road in a play burlesquing his matrimonial life, My Dear Children. One of the "children" was Elaine Barrie, 24, Barrymore's latest wife.

Soon the Barrymores' acting gave strong hints of their home life. With gusto John shouted at Elaine such stage lines as "You damned selfish brat." In the play he spanked her harder, she fanged his wrist more savagely, than was necessary.

Fortnight ago their quarrel burst like a boil: Elaine quit the show in a spuming huff. A few days later,...

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