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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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(p.279) Twenty-Seven
Barbara La Marr

Sherri Snyder

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter chronicles various scandals, sparked by the disclosure of Barbara’s past during Herman Roth’s trial, that signal a shift in both public attitude toward Barbara and her emotional stability. Barbara’s cross-country tour as spokesperson for Southern California (and the various chambers of commerce therein)—a publicity stunt arranged by Bert Ennis, her press agent, to promote her upcoming starring films with Sawyer and First National—founders after an interview with Louisiana reporter Meigs O. Frost. Publicly scorned for risqué comments attributed to her, Barbara, along with Ennis, Sawyer, and First National, rush to contain the uproar as Barbara’s films are banned from certain theaters. Following Barbara’s arrival in New York City to make her starring films, more scandals break out: she is alleged to have caused a murder, she is romantically linked to her White Moth (1924) costar Ben Lyon, and Jack Daugherty announces his plan to divorce her.

Keywords:   Barbara, Ennis, Frost, Sawyer, Lyon, Jack

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