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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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Self-Enchantment 1958–1960

Self-Enchantment 1958–1960

(p.285) 22 Self-Enchantment 1958–1960
Mae Murray

Michael G. Ankerich

University Press of Kentucky

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.

Keywords:   The Self-Enchanted, Jane Ardmore, Anita Loos, Dagmar Godowsky, Motion Picture Academy Library

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