Saturday, October 10, 2015
The dead do tell tales... at least, silent screen legend Barbara La Marr does.
On Saturday, October 10, I'll be donning my seamed stockings and painting on my bee-stung lips to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote about her compelling life. The performance, taking place at Hollywood Forever, is the finale to the Los Angeles Art Deco Society's annual celebration of some of early Hollywood's most outstanding figures interred on the grounds. This event is a 2 1/2 hour living history tour narrated by a fantastic group of performers and historians. Come hear Barbara's fascinating tale as well as learn about the intriguing lives and works of others who made Hollywood and history, including director Cecil B. De Mille, action hero Douglas Fairbanks, silent screen god Rudolph Valentino, and many more. For show times and ticket information, please click here.
Some commentary on the show:
* " In regards to the Barbara La Marr show as performed by Sherri Snyder, I have had the privilege of seeing it on several different occasions. I was amazed and thrilled to see this very beautiful and talented young woman step back in time to recapture the tempestuous life of my mother during the silent days of Hollywood." ---Donald Michael Gallery (aka Marvin Carville La Marr, son of Barbara La Marr)
* "I wanted to thank you again for your fabulous portrayal of Barbara LaMarr today at Hollywood Forever. You captivated the tour goers. The performance was truly riveting as you unveiled the drama behind the woman. Wow! It was fantastic." ---Frank Cooper, Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
* "Don said he really feels the essence of his mother in your words, movements, and smile." ---Patricia Gallery, wife of Donald Gallery (aka Marvin Carville La Marr, son of Barbara La Marr)
* "She does for Barbara La Marr what Val Kilmer did for Jim Morrison." --Sara Henderson
To learn more about the life and work of the talented Miss La Marr (and about the Barbara La Marr biography I am now completing), feel free to peruse the tribute website I created for her: www.barbaralamarr.net
Left image: Barbara La Marr on the cover of Motion Picture Classic, 1924 / Center and right images: my portrayal of Barbara (center image: Los Angeles Times photo by James Staub)