By Sherri Snyder
Barbara los angeles Marr's (1896--1926) publicist as soon as confessed: "There used to be no cause to lie approximately Barbara l. a. Marr. every thing she stated, every little thing she did was once coloured with news-value." while l. a. Marr was once 16, her older half-sister and a male spouse reportedly abducted her, inflicting a sensation within the media. 12 months later, her habit in l. a. nightclubs brought on legislations enforcement to claim her "too attractive" to be on her personal within the urban, and she or he was once ordered to depart. while los angeles Marr lower back to Hollywood years later, her loveliness and uncooked expertise stuck the eye of manufacturers and catapulted her to motion picture stardom.
In the 1st full-length biography of the girl referred to as the "girl who used to be too beautiful," Sherri Snyder offers an entire portrait of 1 of the silent era's such a lot notorious display sirens. In 5 brief years, l. a. Marr seemed in twenty-six motion pictures, together with The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), Trifling Women (1922), The everlasting City (1923), The capturing of Dan McGrew (1924), and Thy identify Is Woman (1924). but by means of 1925 -- discovering herself beset through a number of scandals, a number of failed marriages, a hidden being pregnant, and private prejudice in accordance with her onscreen personality -- she fell out of public desire. while she was once clinically determined with a deadly lung situation, she persisted to paintings, undeterred, till she collapsed on set. She died on the age of twenty-nine.
Few stars have burned as brightly and as in short as Barbara los angeles Marr, and her striking existence tale is considered one of tempestuous passions in addition to perseverance within the face of adversity. Drawing on never-before-released diary entries, correspondence, and inventive works, Snyder's biography bargains a invaluable standpoint on her contributions to silent-era Hollywood and the cinematic arts.
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