This chapter explores the arduous task that writer Jane Ardmore went through when penning Mae Murray’s life story, The Self-Enchanted, in the late 1950s. Murray, living in a dream world, refused to acknowledge close family, dates, her first husband, and her early career. The chapter also explores what contemporaries Anita Loos and Dagmar Godowsky thought of the book and how Murray went around to Hollywood bookstores, even the Motion Picture Academy Library, and marked through phrases in copies of her book that offended her.
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