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Barbara La MarrThe Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood$
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Sherri Snyder

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813174259

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001

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Barbara La Marr

Sherri Snyder

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter opens with sixteen-year-old Reatha, now residing in Los Angeles with Rose and William, her parents, inexplicably vanishing from her home in January 1913. The chapter then delves extensively into the events that follow her father’s charge that she has been kidnapped. Police attempts to track Reatha down and rescue her, Reatha’s mysterious return to her mother and father, Reatha’s sensational explanation of what transpired, the ensuing, widely publicized court hearing, and the full exposure of the truth of Reatha’s disappearance are presented. Central figures in the incident (also discussed at length in the chapter) include Reatha’s half-sister, Violet, and Violet’s illicit lover, Clark Boxley—the accused kidnappers.

Keywords:   Reatha, kidnap, Violet, Boxley, William, Rose, mother, father, court

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