by Kelley Smoot Garrett
Again the Hollywood influences which surrounded Letitia begin to show through with her use of John Barrymore to depict the Lonely Princess’ wicked uncle, The King.
Fascinating to say the least, the imagery involved in selecting John Barrymore as the model for the wicked King. Barrymore and Letitia’s real-life uncle, Douglas Fairbanks, were known to be pals about town. Could Barrymore have represented the shadow side of the publicly lighter and happier Fairbanks? Speculation abounds, especially when you read quotes likes this, from Letitia’s cousin, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, who writes, “He is a chap whom most men like and most women hate.”
Till next week, dear readers