My September 17 Barbara La Marr Performance (Mountain View Mausoleum Centenary Celebration)

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr 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 the majestic Mountain View Mausoleum (2300 North Marengo Avenue, Altadena, CA) on Sunday, September 17 as I 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 tragic death at age twenty-nine in 1926; and more will be spotlighted.

My performance is part of the Mountain View Mausoleum Centenary Celebration. Sponsored by Altadena Heritage, the celebration will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and feature performers portraying famous Altadenans (Barbara passed away in Altadena after battling tuberculosis) and live 1920s music. Click here for additional information and tickets.

(Photo: Me as Barbara on Mountain View Mausoleum's grand staircase. / Los Angeles Times photo by James Staub.)