Saturday, March 11, 2023
After presenting my Barbara La Marr program for private groups throughout Southern California over the past several months, I am happy to present a program that is open to the public.
Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a legend in her time, leading an astounding life described by newspapers of the day as "a wilder story than she ever helped to film." Join me on Saturday, April 1 at the Los Angeles Central Library as I portray Barbara in a self-authored performance piece, then present a slideshow lecture about her, detailing her oftentimes scandalous life from her humble beginnings to her tragic death at age twenty-nine in 1926. Barbara's banishment from Los Angeles at age seventeen for being "too beautiful"; her notable careers as a dancer, a vaudevillian, a screenwriter, and an actress; her impact upon cinematic history; and her fierce determination to forge her own destiny amid the constant threat of losing it all to scandal and, ultimately, death will be spotlighted.
A question-and-answer session will follow the performance and lecture. I will also be signing copies of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood (a limited number of books will be available for $35 each, cash only).
The event, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and roughly an hour and ten minutes long, will be in Meeting Room A on the first floor of the Los Angeles Central Library (630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles) and is FREE to attend.
(Photo: [left to right] Barbara La Marr, me as Barbara, and my book.)