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Barrymore (Lionel) Music manuscripts
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Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954) became a leading Broadway actor by 1900 and went on to appear in 250 screen roles. He also wrote several scripts, a novel and composed orchestral music, including a symphony. The collection consists primarily of music compositions by Barrymore which range from solo to orchestral works. Although some of the music is printed, most is in manuscript form.
Barrymore was born as Lionel Blythe on April 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he became a leading Broadway actor by 1900; began film career in 1909; appeared in 250 screen roles and also wrote several scripts; won an Academy Award for his part in A Free Soul (1931); wrote a novel, Mr. Cantonwine, and also wrote his memoirs, We Barrymores (1951); composed orchestral music, including a symphony, and various orchestras performed several of his works; dedicated his tone poem, In Memoriam, to his brother John, and it was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1942; married to Doris Rankin (1904-23) and Irene Fenwick (1923-36); died in 1954.
6.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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