The Theatre: Scarlet Sister; Red Apples

Few U. S. families are so steeped in tradition as the Barrymores, whose eighth theatrical generation consists of John, Lionel and Ethel (the onetime Mrs. Russell Griswold Colt). One part of the Barrymore code is that to any member appearing in a Manhattan premiere, another member sends not a basket of roses, but a big red apple. This autumn Ethel Barrymore has been gallantly struggling for big red apples—some for herself and some for her daughter Ethel Barrymore Colt, 19, who is making the ninth generation's debut with her mother in Scarlet Sister...

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