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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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Princess Mdivani 1926

Princess Mdivani 1926

(p.173) 14 Princess Mdivani 1926
Mae Murray

Michael G. Ankerich

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter explores the mysterious circumstances around the birth of Mae Murray’s son, Koran Mdivani, and her marriage to David Mdivani, who passed himself off as a prince. The chapter also covers the origins and history of the “marrying Mdivanis”, known for marrying rich and vulnerable women. Readers are introduced to Jeanette and Jack Donovan, an architect and his mother, who sold Murray a house and questionable antiques. Also covered are Murray’s appearances in her final MGM films: Altars of Desire, The Masked Bride, and Valencia.

Keywords:   Altars of Desire, The Masked Bride, Valencia, Koran Mdivani, David Mdivani, Jack Donovan

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