It has been awhile since I did a simple little photo post, but I thought you might enjoy this group of Dolores Costello shots from a 1942 RKO campaign.
Costello is presented in a striking series of photos with poses alternating between matronly and distinguished with a few tossed in that might even be called sultry. She is shown reading, sewing, lounging and arranging flowers. Her children, DeeDee and John Drew Barrymore, even pop up in couple of shots to listen to Mom read and sit at the piano where they presumably rehearse for her.
1942 was the most newsworthy year for Dolores Costello in awhile. In October the previous year she signed a contract with Orson Welles at RKO to play in what turned out to be a masterpiece, The Magnificent Ambersons. It released to theaters in July of 1942. Just prior to that, John Barrymore, her ex-husband and father of DeeDee and John Drew, died on May 29, 1942.
While I couldn't locate any of these shots in fan magazines or even newspapers of the period, I would assume they were snapped with the dual purpose of A) promoting and reintroducing the public to Miss Costello after a few years absent from the screen, and B) doing so in a way that both linked her to the late Barrymore and showed that the legendary actor's children were being well looked after.