Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Look at Drew Barrymore

Drew Blythe Barrymore was born on February 22nd 1975 and is an author, director, model, producer and actress from America. A descendant of the very well-known Barrymore family. A popular family of cinema and stage actors. Drew’s grandfather was the late acclaimed actor John Barrymore. 

Drew’s first ever appearance was in an advertisement when she was just eleven months old. She made her film debut in 1980 starring in Altered States. In 1982, Drew starred in Steven Speilberg’s epic movie, E.T. The Extra – Terrestrial. Speilberg is one of Drew’s God-Parents. This was her movie-breaking role and she starred as Gertie in the movie. This led to her rapidly becoming one of Hollywood’s highly recognised child actresses of all time. This resulted in Drew later developing herself in many comic roles. 

Drew had a troublesome childhood that culminated in alcohol and drug abuse and sadly two periods in rehabilitation. She later wrote her autobiography in 1990 called Little Girl Lost. When an adult, Drew starred in several films which include Bad Girls, Poison Ivy, Scream, Everyone Says I Love You and Boys on the Side. 

Drew has been an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN Workd Food Programme and has made numerous donations to help this cause. In 2010, she famously won the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guold Award for Best Actress in Miniseries or Television Film for her role of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.

In 2007, Drew was featured on the cover of the 2007 People magazine’s most Beautiful People. 


Dance, Fools, DanceĀ 

This movie was released on 21st February 1931 and written by Aurania Rouverol and directed by Harry Beaumont. It had a budget of $234, 000 and made $1,268,000 of Box Office sales.

Joan Crawford plays a former socialite named Bonnie Jordan. Bonnie is a junior reporter and her brother Rodney, played by William Bakewell, is implicated in a beer-running gang. Rodney drives the car that hunts and guns down a rival group. Bert Scranton ( Cliff Edwards ) who is a journalist colleague of Bonnie’s ends up being murdered when he finds out too much. Jake Luva ( Clark Gable ) who is the chief of the gang is the main of plotting Scranton’s murder leading to Bonnie investigating. She nearly loses her own life after finding out what the gang have been up to but in the end they are brought to account and punished.