Barbara La Marr Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog December)

“Barbara La Marr: The Girl who was Too Beautiful for Hollywood”
Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog

Yay! The contest is over and the winner is: Denyse! Congratulations!

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of  “Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky and author Sherri Snyder. And, remember, we’re also giving away FIVE MORE copies via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…

In order to qualify to win this prize via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Jan 6 at 10PM ESTWe will pick one winner via a random drawing and announce him/her on Facebook and here on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday January 7).

If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at  @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away FIVE MORE books there as well! PS: you don’t even need a twitter account to enter! (Click here for twitter contest details as well as more information about the book.)



ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, January 6 at 1oPM EST —

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What is it that intrigues you most about Barbara La Marr or her career? And, if you’re not familiar with Barbara La Marr, why do you want to win this book?

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…

Barbara La Marr James A. Woodbury portrait 1921
Barbara La Marr (James A. Woodbury portrait 1921)

About the Book:  In the first full-length biography of the woman known as the “girl who was too beautiful,” Sherri Snyder presents a complete portrait of one of the silent era’s most infamous screen sirens. In five short years, La Marr appeared in twenty-six films, including The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), Trifling Women (1922), The Eternal City (1923), The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924), and Thy Name Is Woman (1924). Yet by 1925―finding herself beset by numerous scandals, several failed marriages, a hidden pregnancy, and personal prejudice based on her onscreen persona―she fell out of public favor. When she was diagnosed with a fatal lung condition, she continued to work, undeterred, until she collapsed on set. She died at the age of twenty-nine. Few stars have burned as brightly and as briefly as Barbara La Marr, and her extraordinary life story is one of tempestuous passions as well as perseverance in the face of adversity. Drawing on never-before-released diary entries, correspondence, and creative works, Snyder’s biography offers a valuable perspective on her contributions to silent-era Hollywood and the cinematic arts.


Click here for the full contest rules. 

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

Good Luck!

And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon via the below link (click on image):

Good Luck!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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20 Responses to Barbara La Marr Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog December)

  1. francis peters says:

    Being a fan of silent films I have read scattering information, correct or incorrect, through the internet. I also own the Douglas Fairbanks DVD box set which includes the film “The Nut” which brought her fame.
    To learn more of her short life would be of great interest to me. Therefore my reason for hoping to win a copy of this book. Fran Peters

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I discovered some silent gems over the past few years, and realized that I didn’t know much about many of the silent stars (except for the mega stars)… so for me, it’s wonderful to be able to learn about La Marr… Thank you so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  2. Shelia says:

    I do not know about Barbara La Marr at all since I haven’t delved much into the silent films. But her life seems so tragic while also being successful. Biographies are a favorite of mine so it would be interesting to learn more.

  3. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I find these personal stories of the film pioneers very interesting and would like to learn more about her.

  4. Carl says:

    I’m often pleasantly surprised to find a gap in my knowledge of certain subjects. I think it’s really fun to learn about people like Barbara LaMarr who were important artists at the time but are much less well-known today. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

  5. Kelly Yockman says:

    Barbara LaMarr was actually the first silent film actor/actress I had ever heard of. I was in an antique store, and I came across this little card, with her picture and name on it. She was beautiful, but I left the card there. That night I looked her up and realized how intriguing she was. Between a judge telling her she was too beautiful to be in jail to being the inspiration to Hedy LaMarr’s name. I never found that card I regret not getting it. This was probably 5 years ago. And because of her, I now have a greater appreciation for silent films as well as many other actors and actresses that aren’t as popular as let’s say Marilyn Monroe or Charlie Chaplin. So I owe her a lot.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh I love that! What a memorable way to discover a ‘new’ star… Thank you so much for sharing that, and for entering the contest, and Good Luck 🙂

  6. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I was fascinated by Sherri Snyder’s Guest Post on this blog about her book and would love to learn more about LaMarr. I know Barbara LaMarr only from the early paper doll series of silent stars.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks so much for reading the Sherri post! I thought it was fascinating too! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  7. Javier Valverde says:

    I’m not familiar with the work of Barbara La Marr but I would like to win the book because I’ve always been fascinated by her story ever since I started reading silent film books. I read an anecdote about her in Gloria Swanson’s autobiography and in a biography of Louis B. Mayer and I would like to know more about her.

  8. Jodi says:

    I had never heard of Barbara La Marr before this contest. I must say her presence alone intrigues me to learn more. I am especially fond of the earliest cinema and adore the 1920’s, so anything from that period perks my ears up right away! 🙂

  9. james zeruk says:

    I had heard the name over the years but never really focused on it. But now reading about her biography has piqued my interest in her. She’s really quite interesting and I can only imagine how it might have been her to star in SUNSET BOULEVARD!

  10. I learned about Barbara La Marr while doing research on the great Zasu. Anyone who could inspire the fierce loyalty of that friendship is worth getting to know. Thank you for bringing her to us!

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