Friday, May 29 Quiz — What was It? Who was It?

30 May

He was in love with a famous swinger …

There was a lot of drinking and skullduggery involved …

And some weekend fun up at the Farm …

Alas, but not least, you know him well

— Tim


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  1. barb

    May 31, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Tim, is the “it” the Cock ‘n Bull pub in Los Angeles way back when, and the “he” John Barrymore? But I don’t know how those two are connected. Does this have something to do with the prank w/Barrymore’s body?

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 31, 2020 at 1:05 am

      That’s it, Barb! The alleged Weekend at Errol’s! J.B. died on Friday, May 29, 1942, with the prank ensuing on Saturday and/or Sunday. Errol was at the Cock and Bull trying to drink away his sorrows over the death of his idol, friend and mentor (and, it was erroneously rumored in some quarters, his illegitimate father.)

      As a young man, John Barrymore was very seriously in love with Evelyn Nesbit, the (in)famous Girl on the Red Velvet Swing.

      Regarding the last photo, that’s Sid Grauman pressing JB’s great profile into wet cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.…

      Alas, John Barrymore, we know him well …

      (Hamlet is where the “skullduggery” came from …