Barbara La Marr with her son Marvin Carville La Marr.
After her death in 1926 her son was adopted by actress ZaSu Pitts and her husband, film executive Tom Gallery. He was renamed Don Gallery and was the godchild of Paul Bern and later unofficially Jean Harlow.
Zasu Pitts and Gibson Gowland in Greed, 1924
Zasu Pitts, 1924
A Modern Musketeer
ZaSu Pitts and Mary Pickford in the film A Little Princess (1917)
Happy Birthday ZaSu Pitts (January 3, 1894 - June 7, 1963)
“I adored ZaSu Pitts. Everyone did. She had so many friends - close friends like Thelma Todd, Frances Marion, Barbara La Marr, and, of course, my mother, Leatrice Joy…ZaSu was a brilliant, brilliant dramatic actress in silent film. Did you ever see her incredible performance in Erich von Stroheim’s Greed? She was remarkable. Her face was so mobile and expressive. Those unforgettable eyes of hers…”
~Leatrice Joy Fountain, daughter of silent screen stars Leatrice Joy and John Gilbert
(excerpt from ZaSu Pitts: The Life and Career)