Harry Richman, one of the great names in show business history, told her "when a girl wants to make it in show business, and she's not sure of her talent, then publicity will help."
So publicity she got it was front-page news she married a midget. The marriage lasted only a few days, but how long dose it take to take a picture? Jokes started because of it.
"How did a midget make love ot Lois DeFee?"
"Someone put him up to it."