, February 07, 2014
(view all comments by Hera)
Mae Murray had it all... ,beauty ,fame ,money . She was the queen of the Hollywood silent film era .What she lacked was any sort of self control . When Mae wanted anything , the most extravagant jewelry ,mansions ,or inappropriate men, she got it ,whatever the cost . Her indulgences caught up with her and she went into a personal and career crisis . The screen's top star was down on her luck , and made many more unwise choices . Her biography is a cautionary tale of what can happen to someone with no control of their wants and passions . It is such a haunting story that I had to re-read it , to try to understand how someone with what seemed a perfect life could be so reckless and naive.