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The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful.

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  • The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful.

    Unlucky 26 … again! I’ve already written about the tragic Clara Bow, who left the bright lights of Hollywood at the ripe old age of 26.

    Another “starlet” who was cursed by the number 26 was Barbara LaMarr who was a sixteen year old veteran when she arrived in the City of Angels. Dubbed the girl who was too beautiful, (an unlikely trait in Hollywood), she seemingly crammed quite a bit of living into her short ten year career; six husbands, a rumoured two thousand lovers (she allegedly claimed that her idea of a good night’s sleep, was a catnap between bouts of sex) and more than twenty easily unforgettable movies. Some had the equally forgettable titles of “Rose of Nome”, “The Little Grey Mouse” and “The Brass Bottle”.

    Barbara apparently died of “natural” causes on, you guessed it, January 30, 1926, drugged, burnt out and exhausted. Now 2000 lovers divided by 10 years equals a new lover every 1.08 days if my math is correct. Small wonder she was burnt out and exhausted!

    One Hedy Kiesler inherited Barbara’s last name, but that’s another story!

    "The embers of our past lives lie smouldering within us awaiting the winds of remembrance to fan them in flames of reality." Dax.