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    What great fun I had modeling in the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles “Hollywood Deco: Art Deco Costume from Film and Stage” fashion show at the historic Bullocks Wilshire, once a renowned luxury department store, on March 9. The sold-out […]

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    Old Hollywood

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    I once again had the honor of shooting with Kevin Break, my wonderfully talented photographer friend, at his studio at the Brewery in Los Angeles last weekend.

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    Modeling Imagery

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    I'm honored to present a program on illustrious silent screen star Barbara La Marr at the historic La Venta Inn on the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Wednesday, October 18. Hosted by the Palos Verdes Historical Society as part of a fundraising […]

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    As Barbara La Marr

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    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 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on […]

  • 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 at the majestic Mountain View […]

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    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a legend in her time, leading an astounding life described by newspapers of the day as "a wilder story than she ever helped to film." Join me at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo as I portray […]

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    A big thank you to photographer and author Greg Autry for reviewing my Barbara La Marr biography in Splash Magazines.

    “Some may say [Barbara La Marr] was destined for a life of ruin, but in Sherri Snyder's skillfully written […]

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    After presenting my Barbara La Marr program for private groups throughout Southern California over the past several months, I am happy to present a program that is open to the public.

    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a […]

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    Acting Headshots

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    Home

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  • Thank you to film historian Thomas Gladysz for selecting my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, as one of the Huffington Post's "Best Film Books of 2017." Check it (and some other good reads) out […]

  • Thank you to Tammy Ayer of the Yakima Herald for interviewing me about silent screen legend and Yakima, Washington, native Barbara La Marr; my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood; and my self-authored, […]

  • I once again had the pleasure of modeling for Lady Josette Couture in a medieval-themed shoot photographed by René Salvador in San Diego. (Hair: Koji Kuninaga / Makeup: Rachel Gallenberger / Jewelry and accessories: Art Rivas)

  • Classic Movie Hub, in conjunction with the University Press of Kentucky, is giving away SIX COPIES of my newly-released biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood! Winners will be selected on the following dates: […]

  • The dead do tell tales---at least, Barbara La Marr does.

    Join me at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 13 as I don my seamed stockings and paint on my bee-stung lips to once again portray silent screen vamp Barbara La […]

  • Join me for an afternoon of legendary silent screen siren Barbara La Marr and swashbuckling adventure at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, March 24. I will be portraying Barbara in a self-authored performance piece, then lecturing about her, […]

  • (After presenting my Barbara La Marr program for private groups throughout Southern California over the past several months, I'm happy to present a program that is open to the public!)

    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a […]

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  • Many thanks to Stephanie Nolasco and Fox News for the opportunity to discuss silent film legend Barbara La Marr and my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood. The write-up may be viewed here.

    (Learn more […]

  • My upcoming biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, to be released in December 2017, is now available for pre-order at 30% off through June 30, 2017! Use discount code FS30 on the University Press of […]

  • My Barbara La Marr biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, scheduled for release in early December, 2017 through the University Press of Kentucky, may now be pre-ordered on Amazon!

    Writer and cinema […]

  • The dead do tell tales...

    Join me at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, October 21, as I once again don my seamed stockings and paint on my bee-stung lips to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a one-woman performance […]

  • I was very honored to be interviewed by the lovely and talented Dixie Laite, a wonderful writer and mayor at Dametown.com. Dixie and I discuss the one-woman performance I do as silent screen star Barbara La Marr, the biography I wrote on Barbara, […]


  • Happy Birthday Anniversary to the one and only Barbara La Marr (July 28, 1896 - January 30, 1926)! Though Barbara passed away at age twenty-nine from tuberculosis and nephritis, it was said that she lived many lives in one.

    Thank you to […]

  • I had great fun modeling for Lady Josette Couture in La Jolla a couple weeks back. I portrayed a queen in a medieval-themed shoot. These are a few behind-the-scenes shots. No, that isn't quarantine hair---I'm wearing a wig.

    Photographer […]

  • July 18, 2018 – "Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood" Performance, Lecture, and Book Signing Event in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a legend in her time, leading an […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years

    I am very pleased to report that I am currently in the middle of writing the final chapter of my biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr. The epilogue will follow and then I […]

  • Today I submitted my completed index, the final installment of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, to my publisher.

    On this same day ten years ago, I received a much hoped-for phone call from Brad […]

  • Thank you to Roz Templin for reviewing my book, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, in the May issue of The El Segundo Scene.

    “Packed with extensive research and never-before-released documents, Snyder's […]

  • I have now finalized the title of my Barbara La Marr biography with my publisher, the University Press of Kentucky. Look for Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood to be released sometime in the Fall/Winter of 2017. UPK's […]

  • To commemorate the release of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, Classic Movie Hub invited me to contribute a guest post for their website. In my post, "Barbara La Marr: Life on Her Own Terms," I discuss […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years


    I enter the final chapters of my Barbara La Marr biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr, with a blend of emotions. Mainly, I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to […]

  • Show Times: Friday, February 12, 7 PM / Friday, February 19, 7 PM *** (See details below.)

    In addition to writing my biography on silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr and performing the one-woman show that I wrote about her incredible […]

  • I always enjoy modeling for the lovely Diana Drake of Lady Josette Couture. This latest shoot, done in La Jolla, had a medieval theme---and an amazing team.

    Photographer: René Salvador

    Hair/wigs and makeup: Markuz […]

  • I will be at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival on Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., signing copies of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood. Book signings will be held alongside the Memorabilia […]

  • I recently had the pleasure of discussing the unbelievable life and estimable career of silent screen luminary Barbara La Marr; my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood; and my one-woman show about […]

  • Thank you to film journalist and historian Phil Hall for interviewing me about legendary silent screen star Barbara La Marr and my book, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, on his podcast, The Online Movie Show with […]

  • My October 11 Performance as Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr and (Socially Distant) Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour

    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr, known as the "too beautiful" girl, was a legend in her time, leading an […]

  • March 30, 2019 – "Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood" Performance, Lecture, and Book Signing Event in Cave Creek, Arizona

    Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr was a legend in her time, leading an […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    11 years

    The dead do tell tales... at least, Barbara La Marr does.

    Join me at Hollywood Forever on Saturday, October 11 as I don my seamed stockings to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a one-woman performance piece that I wrote […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years

    In addition to portraying silent screen siren Barbara La Marr, I have also been writing about her. My Barbara La Marr biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp, Barbara La Marr, is still moving […]

  • Legendary silent screen goddess Barbara La Marr was known as much for her laudable career as for her infamy. Her tempestuous life, the scandalous headlines she generated, and her sultry screen image are only part of the story, however. Learn more […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    11 years

    All continues to come along very well with my biography on Barbara La Marr, one of the silent screen's most complex, fascinating sirens. I have completed over thirty chapters and am currently in the process of adding to certain earlier […]

  • On November 15, 2017, my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, was released by the University Press of Kentucky! The first full-length Barbara La Marr biography, the book is an in-depth examination of the […]

  • Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr, known as the "too beautiful" girl, 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 […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years

    The dead do tell tales... at least, silent screen legend Barbara La Marr does.

    On Saturday, October 10, I'll be donning my seamed stockings and painting on my bee-stung lips to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a […]

  • On Sunday, June 10, I will be appearing in a fashion show hosted by the Los Angeles Art Deco Society in the famed Bullocks Wilshire building (3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010), a preeminent Los Angeles department store throughout […]

  • When I was recently interviewed about silent screen goddess Barbara La Marr and my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, for Film Matters Magazine, my interviewer, Lily Frame, kindly told me, "To say I […]

  • I'm very excited to be appearing as 1920s silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in my self-authored, one-woman performance about her astonishing life; lecturing about her; and signing copies of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too […]

  • Join me on Saturday, December 2, from noon to 4 p.m., for the Hollywood Heritage Museum's 6th Annual "Afternoon With the Authors." I will be signing copies of my newly-released biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for […]

  • I will be at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival on Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., signing copies of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood. Book signings, part of the festival's Memorabilia […]

  • Silent screen siren Barbara La Marr passed away on January 30, 1926, having lived life on her own terms. Her death, attributed to tuberculosis and nephritis, was hastened by her tendency to "burn the candle at both ends," severe diet […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    11 years

    I had the pleasure of modeling some gorgeous vintage recreations by reVamp in a fashion show at Concours d' Elegance, a vintage automotive show. The event was held at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, site of an unsolved murder […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    11 years

    Performing as silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr and writing her biography is, without question, one of the greatest thrills of my life. As I approach the final segments of her extraordinary, turbulent, incredibly full life in the […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    11 years

    Below are some backstage snaps of me as Liza Minnelli (in her actual costume from "New York, New York") at "S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies," an AIDS benefit at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The show---hosted by Robert Osborne and featuring […]

  • I am very excited to present a virtual event on the impassioned, tempestuous life and laudable career of silent film legend Barbara La Marr—the subject of my biography, Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood, and my […]

  • Many thanks to Dixie Laite, a wonderful writer and mayor at Dametown, for reading my book and spotlighting silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in Dametown's Hall of Dame. Dixie writes, "Get ahold of Sherri Snyder's definitive biography, Barbara La […]

  • I had a grand time shooting with photographer John Hawkins and makeup artist Christen Hiller. In the top image, I'm wearing a gown by Lady Josette Couture. In the lower images, I'm wearing a circa late 1930s-early 1940s […]

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  • Silent screen actress Barbara La Marr, known as the "too beautiful" girl, 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 […]

  • I am thrilled to announce that my Barbara La Marr biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr, is officially finished! I have truly enjoyed every moment of this amazing, five-year […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years

    Today, October 2, 2015, is a momentous day in my life. It is the day that I completed a draft of my Barbara La Marr biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr. Over the coming […]

  • Belated thanks to Alan Petrucelli of The Entertainment Report for including Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood in its “Best Celebrity Bios of the Year” listing.

    The book is available for purchase from the […]

  • Join me at the Homestead Museum's annual Ticket to the Twenties Festival on Sunday, October 8 as I don my seamed stockings and paint on my bee-stung lips to portray silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr in a one-woman performance […]

  • When I modeled in the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles vintage fashion show at the historic Bullocks Wilshire this summer, I had the pleasure of shooting in the building with Craig Owens, a photographer and author of Haunted by History. In this […]

  • I was recently asked by the Palos Verdes Pulse to write an article about silent screen star Barbara La Marr and the making of her final film, The Girl from Montmartre. Filmed partly on California's beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula in 1925, the […]

  • My Barbara La Marr biography will be published by University Press of Kentucky!

    The acquisitions editor at University Press of Kentucky informed me this afternoon that their board members "wholeheartedly approved" my completed manuscript, […]

  • Sherri Snyder

    10 years

    Show Times: Sunday, February 15, 9 PM / Sunday, February 22, 8 PM *** (See details below.)

    In addition to writing my biography on silent screen vamp Barbara La Marr and performing the one-woman show that I wrote about her incredible life, I […]

  • On the anniversary of Barbara's birthday (July 28, 1896), I am very happy to report that, after submitting my completed biography, The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful: The Extraordinary Life Story of Silent Screen Vamp Barbara La Marr, to an […]

  • I had the pleasure of modeling some beautiful vintage recreations by reVamp at Concours d' Elegance, an annual, high-end vintage automotive show. (I'm in the blue dress in the photo below.) The event was held at the historic Greystone […]


  • It was an incredible joy to give my annual self-authored performance as silent screen star Barbara La Marr on the sold-out 37th Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (Socially Distant) Hollywood Forever Tour on October 11. Safety mandates required […]

  • October 2 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 […]

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  • Sherri Snyder

    17 years