The University of Kentucky Press has announced the release of Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips. Check it out.
Here are the details. The official date is November 21, 2012. The biography is estimated to be 392 pages with almost 100 photographs, many of which have never been published. Just in time for Christmas,, I might add. I’m just getting back from an adventure in Morocco, so you all may see it before I do. That’s okay!
I am starting a blog about Mae and the book in the coming days, hopefully before I leave for Los Angeles next week to research Hairpins and Dead Ends. In the new blog, I will share some photos that didn’t make it into the book and some thoughts about this extraordinary personality and how I approached the telling of her story.
I really like the cover design my publisher came up with. Would Mae have liked it? I ask myself the same question. Since she probably would not have been happy that her real story is being told, I have my doubts! With Mae, however, you never know . . .