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Film's First FamilyThe Untold Story of the Costellos$
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Terry Chester Shulman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178097

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.001.0001

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Mae

Mae

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(p.18) 3 Mae
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Film's First Family
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Terry Chester Shulman

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0003

Maurice meets Mae and they marry in secret. Immediately after the ceremony he leaves her for six months to go on tour. She says nothing of the marriage to her stepfather, Vincent Tresham, leaving that task for her new husband upon his return. Maurice and Tresham have words when the truth comes out, andthe newlyweds storm off to begin married life ontheir own. Mae’s introduction to the itinerant life of struggling stage performer goes from bad to worse when she becomes pregnant and, since Maurice is on the road, has to go live with Maurice’s family in the slums of Pittsburgh.

Keywords:   Mae Costello, Secret marriage, pregnancy, Vincent Tresham, Maurice’s family, slums of Pittsburgh

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