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On Mr. DeMille's request, I went to see the great Barrymore, and reported back truthfully that I found him greasy and smelly (alcohol!) and I preferred to remain with DeMille, which pleased him no end. Dolores Costello in the end played Manon and became Mrs. John Barrymore. Such is fate! I might never have become Mrs. Grieve, although I doubt I ever would have become Mrs. Barrymore.
Her 1927 lawsuit against Cecil B. DeMille
set a precedent in establishing a star's rights. She did remain friendly with DeMille even after her victory. In later years she became active in Actors Equity's fight for the unionization of film actors. She became known as the "Joan of Arc of Equity."
The Joan of Arc of Equity