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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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Outliving Fame 1941–1957

Outliving Fame 1941–1957

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(p.271) 21 Outliving Fame 1941–1957
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Mae Murray
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Michael G. Ankerich

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0021

This chapter examines Mae Murray’s vagabond lifestyle as she crisscrossed the country chasing a comeback and surviving on handouts from both strangers and old friends, such as Theda Bara, Loretta Young, Robert Z. Leonard, and Patsy Ruth Miller. The chapter addresses the question of whether Murray was the model for Gloria Swanson’s Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd.

Keywords:   Theda Bara, Loretta Young, Robert Z. Leonard, Patsy Ruth Miller, Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd

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