Friday, July 5, 2019

Mrs Sidney Drew in Bunkered -- July 5, 2019

Moving Picture World, 19-July-1919
Sidney Drew starred in the Mr and Mrs Sidney Drew comedies with his first wife, Gladys Rankin Drew and his second wife, Lucille McVey. Sidney's sister, Georgiana Drew, was the mother of Ethel, Lionel and John Barrymore. Sidney and his first wife were the parents of S Rankin Drew. The Mr and Mrs Sidney Drew series was a success for Vitagraph, then Metro and then Paramount. Sidney Drew died on 19-April-1919.

Moving Picture World, 12-July-1919
Lucille went on to write, direct and star in movies on her own.  Her first starring effort was "Bunkered."

Moving Picture World, 26-July-1919
"The Return of Polly" refers to the character whom she frequently played.

Moving Picture World, 19-July-1919
Amedee Van Beuren signed John Joseph Harvey to direct comedies starring Ernest Truex.  Lucille adapted the first story.

Moving Picture World, 19-July-1919
Producer Amedee Van Beuren offered "Five-Reel Prices for Two-Reel Stories" for Truex and Drew comedies.

Moving Picture World, 19-July-1919
Hobart Henley produced "The Gay Old Dog," adapted from an Edna Ferber story by Lucille.

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