Dolores Costello

In the movie Noah’s Ark, filmed in 1928, the flood scene at the movie’s climax was created by actually dumping 600,000 gallons of water onto the set. Three extras drowned and many suffered broken bones. This led to the introduction of safety regulations for movie stunts in 1929.

Noah’s Ark (1928 film) Paul McAllister (center), George O’Brien and Dolores Costello Noah’s Ark is a 1928 American epic romantic melodramatic disaster film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello and George O’Brien. The story is by Darryl F. Zanuck. The film was released by the Warner Bros. studio. It is representative of the …

In the movie Noah’s Ark, filmed in 1928, the flood scene at the movie’s climax was created by actually dumping 600,000 gallons of water onto the set. Three extras drowned and many suffered broken bones. This led to the introduction of safety regulations for movie stunts in 1929. Read More »

The grandmother of Drew Barrymore, Dolores Costello, spoke with a lisp which affected her transition from silent to talking movies. Her granddaughter, Drew Barrymore, also has a lisp.

Vintage: Portraits of Dolores Costello – Silent Movie Star Dolores Costello (1903 – 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. She had a younger sister, Helene, and the two made their first film appearances in the years 1909–1915 as child actresses for the Vitagraph Film …

The grandmother of Drew Barrymore, Dolores Costello, spoke with a lisp which affected her transition from silent to talking movies. Her granddaughter, Drew Barrymore, also has a lisp. Read More »