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Mae MurrayThe Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips$
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Michael G. Ankerich

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136905

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.001.0001

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A World of Cheap Imitation 1928

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Mae Murray
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Michael G. Ankerich

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0016

This chapter examines how Mae Murray developed a vaudeville act after her $3 million fortune was siphoned off by her husband, David Mdivani. Her lawsuits against Sylvia Ulbach, masseuse to the stars, and Jeannette and Jack Donovan are examined. The chapter also explores Murray’s purchase of beachfront property and the building of her pink palace in Playa del Rey.

Keywords:   David Mdivani, Playa del Rey, Jeanette Donovan, Jack Donovan, Sylvia Ulbach

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