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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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Life Is a Cabaret 1912–1914

Life Is a Cabaret 1912–1914

(p.29) 4 Life Is a Cabaret 1912–1914
Mae Murray

Michael G. Ankerich

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines Mae Murray’s life after her divorce from William Schwenker and the advancement of her career as an exhibition dancer in cabarets and clubs. Mae was in the middle of the dance craze that swept New York City in the 1910s. She danced with Rudolph Valentino, Clifton Webb, and Carlos Sebastian. Her name became associated with such clubs and theatres as the New York Roof and Sans Souci.

Keywords:   Exhibition dancer, Rudolph Valentino, Clifton Webb, Carlos Sebastian, New York Roof, Sans Souci

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