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Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Sherri Snyder


In 1914 at age seventeen, strong-willed, infamous Reatha Watson was declared by juvenile authorities to be “too beautiful for the city” and banished from Los Angeles. She soon returned, became further mired in scandal, and was subsequently barred by the film studios from working as an actress. Reborn as Barbara La Marr, she achieved renown as a dancer in the foremost cabarets throughout the country and on Broadway, acted in headlining vaudeville skits, and became a highly paid screenwriter for the Fox Film Corporation in the same town that cast her out. Her exotic beauty, curvaceous form, and ... More

Keywords: Reatha, too beautiful, scandal, actress, Barbara, dance, writer, 1920s, silent screen vamp/vamp, film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813174259
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherri Snyder, author