Tag: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mae Murray: The intriguing photos you won’t see in her biography

    One of the best parts about Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips are the photographs that are intermingled throughout the book’s 392 pages.  My publisher, The University of Kentucky Press, was very generous with their allotment.  I started out with about 150 that I felt should be part of the final product.  We […]

  • Mae Murray’s 1960 Radio Interview

    As I celebrate the publication of my new book, Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips, I wanted to share with you an interview Mae Murray gave in 1960 as she celebrated the release of her first biography by Jane Ardmore, The Self-Enchanted. The interview can be found on YouTube in three parts.  Follow […]

  • Michael G. Ankerich talks about Mae Murray and his upcoming biography

    Lottie, my film buff friend who lives in Atlanta, interviewed me several years ago about Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels.  Last week, while I was working on the index for Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips, Lottie asked me whether she could read the proofs. I let her have a look. After reading […]

  • Mae Murray: Named One of 10 Must-Read Film Books of the Fall by The Huffington Post

    As I sit here working on the index for Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips, I learn that the book has been named by The Huffington Post as one of the 10 must-read film books being released this fall.   Thanks, Thomas Gladysz and The Huffington Post. Check it out! It won’t be […]

  • Mae Murray: Through the Eyes of Artists

    Artists and illustrators over the years have tried to capture the essence and beauty of silent film actress Mae Murray.  In anticipation of the release of my new book, Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips, in the fall, I wanted to share with you some of the best examples of Mae Murray in […]

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Mae Murray

    I just discovered this terrific blog: Karen Carpenter Died for Your Sins.  Interesting! I was very pleased that my upcoming Mae Murray biography was mentioned earlier this month.  Take a look! What We Talk About When We Talk About Mae Murray.

  • “Amazingly Unusual” : Two new reviews for Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels

    I’m always delighted when someone takes the time to read my books.  I’m thrilled when they take the time to review them and give their opinions of my work.  Dangerous Curves was a super fun book to research.  I’m working on a companion volume to be released in early 2014. Here are the two recent […]

  • Discovering Old Hollywood Among the New – My 2012 Tinseltown Adventure

    Almost 30 years since I made my first to Tinseltown, Hollywood still has a pull over me. There’s a line in an Eagles song that goes something like, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” Although I’ve come and gone countless times over the past three decades, flying in […]