Sunday, September 20, 2020
My October 11 Performance as Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr and (Socially Distant) Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour
Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr, known as the "too beautiful" girl, was a legend in her time, leading an astounding, oftentimes scandalous life described by newspapers of the day as "a wilder story than she ever helped to film." Join me at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, October 11 as I once again don my seamed stockings and paint on my bee-stung lips to portray Barbara in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote about her. Barbara's banishment from Los Angeles at age seventeen for being "too beautiful"; her notable careers as an actress, a dancer, a vaudevillian, and a screenwriter; her death at age twenty-nine in 1926; and more will be spotlighted.
My performance is part of the Los Angeles Art Deco Society's 37th (Socially Distant) Hollywood Forever Cemetery tour. Also featured on the tour are the stories---told by performers and historians---of silent screen god Rudolph Valentino, action hero Douglas Fairbanks Sr., actress and William Randolph Hearst mistress Marion Davies, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, slain director William Desmond Taylor, and over twenty other early Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and pioneers interred at Hollywood Forever.
In addition to performing as Barbara on the tour for many years, this is my fourth year producing the tour since Frank Cooper, the man who created and ran it for thirty-three years, handed me the reins.
This event typically sells out. To comply with the current health and safety mandates, tour group sizes are limited this year. For ticket information and additional details, click here.
(Photo: Barbara La Marr [left] and me as Barbara.)