Film Stills and Portraits

Heart of a Siren (1925)

The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Strangers of the Night (1923)


Barbara, Conway Tearle, and Charles De Roche in The White Moth (1924)


Barbara in one of her costumes from Sandra (1924)


The Eternal Struggle (1923)


Barbara in one of her costumes from The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)


Strangers of the Night with Matt Moore

Barbara and Matt Moore in Strangers of the Night (1923)


Barbara, pictured with her maid and chauffeur, often arrived at United Studios in her bathrobe during filming of The Girl from Montmartre in 1925. Concealing a grave illness beneath her cheery front, she was fighting for a chance to defy her sex-symbol typecasting and stage a career comeback. She would never learn of the plaudits her performance garnered; she passed away on January 30, 1926, at the age of twenty-nine—the day before the film’s release.


Barbara and Conway Tearle in The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Sandra (1924)

Sandra (1924)


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Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Trifling Women (1922)


Barbara in The Eternal City (1923) with (left to right) Bert Lytell and Lionel Barrymore


Barbara as she appeared in the Chicago Examiner, August 27, 1915, during her days as a professional dancer.


Trifling Women

Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Trifling Women (1922)


The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


Barbara pic screenland 1924

Barbara in Screenland Magazine, 1924


Sandra (1924)


The Eternal City (1923)


The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Barbara and William V. Mong in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


Barbara and Richard Tucker in Poor Men’s Wives (1923)


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Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


Thy Name is Woman

Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


Souls for Sale

Souls for Sale (1923)


Shooting of Dan McGrew

The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


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The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)


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The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Trifling Women (1922)


The Girl From Montmartre

Barbara and Robert Ellis in The Girl from Montmartre (1926)


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Barbara and Lionel Barrymore in The Eternal City (1923)


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Barbara and Bert Lytell in The Eternal City (1923)


Barbara and Ramon in Thy Name is Woman

Barbara and Ramon Novarro in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


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Barbara in one of her costumes from Trifling Women (1922)


Barbara and Conway Tearle in The Heart of a Siren (1925)


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Sandra (1924)


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Barbara and Wallace MacDonald in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


Conway Tearle and Barbara in The White Moth (1924)


Ramon Novarro and Barbara in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)


Souls for Sale (1923) (Barbara is in the center.)


Arabian Love Herschel Mayall and John Gilbert

Barbara, Herschel Mayall (center), and John Gilbert in Arabian Love (1922)


Barbara in her Whitley Heights home, circa early spring 1924

Photograph taken on the set of Thy Name is Woman (1924). Pictured with Barbara are (left to right) director Fred Niblo and co-stars Wallace MacDonald, Ramon Novarro, and William V. Mong.

Photograph taken on the set of Thy Name Is Woman (1924). Pictured with Barbara are (left to right) director Fred Niblo and co-stars Wallace MacDonald, Ramon Novarro, and William V. Mong.


 (Barbara is pictured in one of her costumes from The Prisoner of Zenda (1922).

Barbara is pictured in one of her costumes from The Prisoner of Zenda (1922).


Barbara in Thy Name Is Woman (1924)


Seventeen-year-old Reatha Watson (a.k.a. Barbara La Marr) as she appeared in the Los Angeles Examiner, June 10, 1914, when the press was aflame over her bigamous marriage to Lawrence Converse.


Los Angeles Examiner, June 15, 1914, photo of seventeen-year-old Reatha Watson (a.k.a. Barbara La Marr). In the wake of Reatha’s bigamous marriage to Lawrence Converse, she was dubbed an “enchantress of fatal beauty” by the press.


Barbara in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) with Stuart Holmes (on her left) and Ramon Novarro (on right in foreground)

Barbara in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) with Stuart Holmes (on her right) and Ramon Novarro (on right in foreground)


Barbara as she appeared in an advertisement for Richelieu pearls, 1924


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Barbara with Doris Pawn in The Hero (1923)


Barbara and George Marion in The White Monkey (1925)


Barbara and Charles De Roche in The White Moth (1924)


Barbara and Arthur Sawyer, her manager (on left), cameraman Rudolph Bergquist (in center), and director Phil Rosen (on right) on the set of The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Barbara in Sandra (1924)


Barbara and Eleanor Boardman in Souls for Sale (1923)


Barbara (third from left among those seated in front row) with company members from Souls for Sale; Rupert Hughes is on her left, Frank Mayo is second from her right, Richard Dix is seated on far right, Eleanor Boardman is on his right. (Actor William Haines, who had a bit part in the film and with whom Barbara would soon begin a relationship, is standing [in white shirt] behind Hughes.)


Barbara, Percy Marmont (center), and Lew Cody (on right) in The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


Promoting The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)


Barbara (first on right in middle row) pictured with a portion of the Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922) cast and crew; she is seated next to director Clarence Badger.


Barbara and Earle Williams in The Eternal Struggle (1923)


Strangers of the Night (1923)


1923


The Prisoner of Zenda (1922); Barbara as Antoinette De Mauban, Stuart Holmes (standing) as Black Michael, and Ramon Novarro (seated, center) as Rupert of Hentzau


Barbara poses on a gilded bed owned by French singer, dancer, and actress Gaby Deslys. Patterned after the boat from the “Grotto of Venus” scene in the opera Tannhäuser, the bed was used by director Rex Ingram for Barbara’s film Trifling Women (1922).


Barbara photographed by Hoover Art Studios


Barbara in The White Moth (1924); photographed by Paul Grenbeaux


(Left to right) Barbara, Lionel Barrymore and Bert Lytell in what publicity touted as “one of the most dynamic dramatic delineations motion pictures have ever known.” (1923)


Barbara and Jack Daughterty, her final husband, return to work at Universal Studios two days after their wedding in May 1923


Barbara and Lewis Stone in The Girl from Montmartre (1926)


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1924


Barbara and William V. Mong in Thy Name is Woman (1924)


Barbara, E. H. Calvert (on left), and Lewis Stone in The Girl from Montmartre (1926)

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Barbara and her son, Marvin Carville La Marr (a.k.a. Ivan La Marr; a.k.a. Donald Gallery), in 1923

Barbara pic by Witzel

Barbara headshot

1923

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Barbara signed this photograph, “‘For this is wisdom—To Love’—I wonder—?  Barbara.”


Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer, November 2, 1921, photo of Barbara in The Three Musketeers


Circa early 1924

Circa 1922


1923

Circa late 1923-early 1924

Eleanor Boardman (left) and Barbara in Souls for Sale (1923)
Barbara circa late 1922-early 1923
Barbara and Ramon Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
Barbara and Paul Doucet in The Heart of a Siren (1925)
Barbara and Ramon Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
1924 rendering by illustrator and photographer Hal Phyfe
1924 rendering by illustrator and photographer Hal Phyfe
Barbara and director Clarence Badger on the set of The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924)
Barbara in The Girl from Montmartre (released in 1926)
Barbara and Charles De Roche (foreground) in The White Moth (1924)