July 18, 2018 – "Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood" Performance, Lecture, and Book Signing Event in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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 Wednesday, July 18 at the Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275, as I portray Barbara in a self-authored performance piece, then 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. I will also answer questions about Barbara and sign copies of my book, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood. The event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and roughly an hour and a half long, is being held in the park's McTaggart Hall and is FREE to attend.
(Photo: [left to right] Barbara La Marr; me as Barbara; my Barbara La Marr biography.)