Barbara LaMarr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood
March 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MST| Free
Sherri Snyder, actress, writer, and author of Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, portrays silent screen legend Barbara La Marr in a self-authored performance, then lectures about her, detailing Barbara’s oftentimes scandalous life from her humble beginnings to her tragic death at twenty-nine in 1926. Barbara’s banishment from Los Angeles at seventeen for being “too beautiful”; her notable careers as a dancer, vaudevillian, 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 are spotlighted. A question and answer session and book signing follow the performance and lecture. This is an encore presentation of the Barbara La Marr event presented by Sherri Snyder in April 2018.
Sherri Snyder is a Los Angeles-based actress, writer, and Barbara La Marr biographer. Being selected to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in the Pasadena Playhouse and Pasadena Museum of History production, Channeling Hollywood—a production in which five actors researched, wrote, and performed the life stories of their respective characters—, was a dream come true for Sherri. She has since regularly portrayed Barbara in a one-woman, self-penned performance piece; created the tribute website www.barbaralamarr.net; and, per the request of Barbara’s son, she has authored Barbara’s biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood.
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*Books will be available for purchase*