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Fun Fact: Barbara La Marr and Hedy Lamarr

Barbara La Marr was one of film producer Louis B. Mayer’s favorite actresses.  They made four films together (Harriet and the Piper, Strangers of the Night, The Eternal Struggle, and Thy Name Is Woman) in the 1920s.  In the late 1930s, over a decade after Barbara’s untimely passing, Mayer discovered a gorgeous, talented, intelligent young actress named Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler.  He christened her Hedy Lamarr in honor of Barbara.

Barbara La Marr (on left) and Hedy Lamarr