Category: Mae Murray

  • Michael G. Ankerich: The SVM Interview

    Michael G. Ankerich: The SVM Interview

    I was delighted to be interviewed for the February/March issue of Southern Views Magazine (SVM). For those of you who may not have access to the publication, I am providing some of what we discussed in this blog.   You have been writing books about American silent film and early twentieth century actors and actresses for the last […]

  • Remembering Valentino, making new friends

    The highlight of my recent Hollywood adventure had to be the annual Valentino Memorial Service, an event that pays tribute to the life of Rudolph Valentino on the anniversary of his death,  August 23, 1926.  Not only was I there this year, I also had the honor of speaking about the friendship of Valentino and […]

  • Mae Murray Biographer, Michael G. Ankerich, to Speak at Valentino Memorial Service this Friday, August 23

    I’m making my way cross country tomorrow morning.  Not the crack of dawn, friends, but the butt-crack of dawn.  I will arrive in LA in time to speak at the annual Valentino Memorial, set for Friday, August 23, at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in Hollywood, at noon. I will talk briefly about Rudy’s friendship with Mae Murray, […]

  • Mae Murray biographer to speak at Valentino Memorial, sign books at Book Soup

    By Michael G. Ankerich My friends in Los Angeles and surrounding environs, mark your calendars for these dates: Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. I want to meet you! While I am in LA doing research for my new book, Hairpins and Dead Ends: The Perilous Journeys of 20 Actresses Through Early Hollywood, I […]

  • Journeys in Classic Film reviews Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

    I am always elated and very appreciative when reviewers of my work take the time to ponder the message I am trying to get across in my writing. Journeys in Classic Film, in their review of my latest book, Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips, does just that. For me, the greatest compliment a writer […]

  • Mae Murray: The Sight and Sound Review

          Thank you, Pamela Hutchinson and Sight and Sound magazine for your review of Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips!     This section is a “blow up” of the text.   Page 2 of the review …        

  • Interview with Mae Murray Biographer Michael G. Ankerich

    It is always a please to talk with Immortal Ephemera and Cliff Aliperti.  He recently talked with me about Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips.  After you read the interview, check out this site.  It’s one of the best!  Interview with Mae Murray biographer Michael G. Ankerich   Introduction: Meet Michael G. Ankerich  […]

  • Mae Murray — The Movie?

    Could it be that Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips is headed for the big screen? Maybe!  The publisher and I got our first nibble this morning. An independent filmmaker read the Murray bio and is interested in developing a screenplay and film about her life.  Certainly, nothing definite, but some movement forward, wouldn’t you say? Perhaps […]

  • Bright Lights Film Journal reviews Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

    Brights Lights Film Journal recently reviewed Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips. Check it out here or below.  I love Matthew’s final summation of our Miss Murray. Read to the end.   By Matthew Kennedy Not too many remember Mae Murray. Not a one of her films is on Netflix, and she’s scarcely […]

  • Film Threat interviews Michael G. Ankerich

    I am very pleased with the  interview that Phil Hall did with me for Film Threat in connection with Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips.  Thanks, Phil! Check it out. Michael G. Ankerich: The Lost World of Mae Murray By Phil Hall Say the name “Mae Murray” and most people would probably respond with […]