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Maybelline Girl, Mae Murray, Rose to Fame During the Silent Film Era and Was Known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen"

By Sharriewilliams


May Murray appeared in this Maybelline ad while starring with Rudolph Valentino in The Delicious Little Devilin 1919.
“Once you become a star, you are always a star!” 
Purchase this Comedy/The Delicious Little Devil (1919) DVD
The Delicious Little Devil is a silent film drama/comedy produced by Universal Film Manufacturing Company in 1919 stars Mae Murray and features a "pre-star"Rudolph ValentinoPurchase the card at Silent Cinema Inc.lobby card
Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips (Screen Classics) (Hardcover) The real-life silent screen queen of the 20s was defined, not only by her screen allure, but also by her fabrications, her fictions, her pretenses, her litigiousness and her decidedly odd behavior.



she was once "The Merry Widow," or a hardworking professional silent screen actress who got lost in her own publicity.

Mae Murray could not let go of the fantasy that Hollywood had and it destroyed any hope of her leading a normal life out of the spotlight.

Murray's life could be the model for Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.  She was a Ziegfeld Girl, a successful dancer and a successful Silent Film movie queen.




Click on the video and enjoy Maybelline's Movie Legend, Mae Murray.

Why is it that so many of these Silent Film Stars lives in so tragically? Mae Murray's sad ending.


When the Talkies took over many turned to Alcohol and died young likeMary Eaton


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