Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Thank Goodness Mrs Drew is Going to Keep on Writing and Producing These Comedies -- August 7, 2019

Moving Picture World, 02-August-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.

Lucille went on to write, direct and star in movies on her own. Her first solo starring effort was "Bunkered."

Moving Picture World, 02-August-1919
Lucille adapted the script for the first two-reeler of a series with Ernest Truex.

Moving Picture World, 09-August-1919
The author of the original story, Albert Payson Terhune, wrote many books about dogs. Producer Amedee Van Beuren made many features, shorts and cartoons.

Moving Picture World, 09-August-1919
The author compared one of Sidney's last movies, the short "Squared" with the feature on the same program and liked the short better.

Moving Picture World, 23-August-1919
Lucille was working on her next movie on location at Lake George in New  York state.

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