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Featured Player: An Oral Autobiography of Mae Clarke
by James Curtis
To the American public, she will always be remembered as the woman who had a grapefruit ground into her face by James Cagney in the 1931 film classic Public Enemy. In fact, in an acting career that spanned nearly four decades, Mae Clarke appeared in nearly 100 feature films and logged in nearly as many television appearances. During the two years before she died at the age ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published October 4th 1996 by Scarecrow Press
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It's nice to know that Mae Clarke wrote a memoir. She was a very charming and versatile actress, and I was honestly surprised to know that she had a book simply because she isn't hailed as a Hollywood Great these days. However, she's quite an icon. From getting a grapefruit smashed in her face to having Frankenstein's monster assault her to playing a (very classy) prostitute in World War I England, she had quite a colorful career, and certainly one full of stories. We get to read about how the g ...more