Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The dead do tell tales---at least, Barbara La Marr does.
Join me at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 13 as I don my seamed stockings and paint on my bee-stung lips to once again portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in the one-woman performance piece I wrote about her astounding life. My performance is the finale to the Los Angeles Art Deco Society's 35th Hollywood Forever Cemetery Walking Tour. (In addition, I'm producing the tour for the second year in a row.)
Visit the gravesites of early Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and pioneers as performers and historians "dig up the dirt" on Hollywood's history---and several of its scandals.
Also featured on the tour are the stories of those who mapped Hollywood---including Col. Griffith J. Griffith and Hollywood founder Harvey Wilcox---and others who put Hollywood on the map: silent film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, actress and William Randolph Hearst mistress Marion Davies, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, slain director William Desmond Taylor, and over twenty other legendary Los Angelenos.
Signed copies of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood (University Press of Kentucky, 2017), will be on hand.
For further details and to purchase tickets, click here. Tickets sold out last year!
(L to R) Barbara La Marr on the cover of Motion Picture Classic magazine; me as Barbara; my Barbara biography.