The Theatre: Ethel's 40th

One wet, snowy Manhattan evening forty years ago last week handsome young Ethel Barrymore slushed from her nearby boarding house to the Garrick Theatre where she was opening in Clyde Fitch's Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines. At the theatre she found a big red apple from Uncle John Drew (apples are traditional at Drew-Barrymore opening nights). Next morning the papers weren't very good to Captain Jinks. But they were wonderful to Ethel, and a week later Producer Charles Frohman put her name up in lights. The first time she saw the lights, she...

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