Monthly Archives: September 2023

Happy National Silent Movie Day (September 29)!

Though not all silent films have survived, some of Barbara’s most noteworthy film acting work has!  Why not celebrate the day by watching one of Barbara’s wonderful films free online?

The Nut (1921)

The Three Musketeers (1921)

The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)

Souls for Sale (1923)

The Whilte Moth (1924)

Barbara, Ramon Novarro, director Rex Ingram, and cameraman John F. Seitz film a scene from The Prisoner of Zenda, 1922.

October 15 Hollywood Forever Tour and My Performance as Barbara La Marr

Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a legend in her time, leading an astounding, oftentimes scandalous life described by newspapers of the day as “a wilder story than she ever helped to film.” Join me, Sherri Snyder, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, October 15 as I once again portray Barbara in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote about her. Barbara’s banishment from Los Angeles at age seventeen for being “too beautiful”; her notable careers as an actress, a dancer, a vaudevillian, and a screenwriter; her tragic death at age twenty-nine in 1926; and more will be spotlighted.

My performance is part of the Los Angeles Art Deco Society’s 40th Hollywood Forever Cemetery walking tour. Also featured on the tour are the stories—told by performers and historians—of silent screen god Rudolph Valentino, matinee idol Douglas Fairbanks Jr., actress and William Randolph Hearst mistress Marion Davies, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, slain director William Desmond Taylor, glamour ghoul Vampira, and over twenty other Old Hollywood stars, movie moguls, and pioneers interred at Hollywood Forever.

In addition to portraying Barbara on the tour for many years, I have had the honor of producing it since 2017.

Click here for tickets and additional details. This event typically sells out.

(Photo: Barbara and me as Barbara.)