In 1919, she wroter her autobiography 'Just Me', and filled it with fabrications and inaccuracies to protect her privacy.
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[when asked about marrying again after her divorce from Wallace McCutcheon Jr.
] Mine was not a divorce of convenience, but one of necessity, and I have no idea of making it a necessity again.
Flying airplanes, racing cars and swimming across rivers, Pearl did much of her own dangerous stunt work, and as a result suffered a number of injuries that forced her to begin using a stunt double in her later films. Over the years her alcohol use increased substantially to help numb her chronic pain from all those injuries. In 1933 she had to be hospitalized for alcoholism and became addicted to...
She was famous for her blond hair, which was actually a wig she began wearing early in her career. She discovered that it photographed better than her own naturally dark hair, and it eventually became her trademark. Whenever she wished to be unnoticed in public, she would appear without the wig - using her own hair as a disguise.