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Mae Murray

The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips (Screen Classics)

Michael G. Ankerich, Kevin Brownlow (Foreword by)


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Mae Murray (1885-1965), popularly known as ""the girl with the bee-stung lips,"" was a fiery presence in silent-era Hollywood. Renowned for her classic beauty and charismatic presence, she rocketed to stardom as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies, moving across the country to star in her first film, To Have and to Hold, in 1916. An instant hit with audiences, Murray soon became one of the most famous names in Tinseltown. However, Murray's moment in the spotlight was fleeting. The introduction of ta.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813136905, 392pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2013

About the Author

Former news reporter Michael G. Ankerich is author of The Sound of Silence: Conversations with 16 Film and Stage Personalities Who Bridged the Gap between Silents and Talkies and coauthor of The Real Joyce Compton: Behind the Dumb Blonde Movie Image.