Mary Nolan, Ziegfeld Girl and Silent Movie Star

A Biography Including Her 1941 Memoir


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About the Book

Mary Nolan (1905–1948), also known as Imogene “Bubbles” Wilson, was the subject of two infamous court cases—one with Frank Tinney and the other with Eddie Mannix—in the 1920s. Like many Ziegfeld Follies girls, she had the beginnings of a promising career, but by the 1930s it had been destroyed by adultery, drugs and physical abuse.
This biography follows Nolan’s life from the backwoods of Kentucky to her death in 1948. Included is a series of newspaper articles published in 1941 that were to be expanded into her memoir, which she was unable to complete before her death.

About the Author(s)

Louise Carley Lewisson lives in Tampa, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Louise Carley Lewisson and Mary Nolan
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 168
Bibliographic Info: 9 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7717-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3638-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface  1
One—Beginnings  3
Two—On the Stage  7
Three—The Frank Tinney Affair  11
Four—Germany  22
Five—Hollywood and Eddie Mannix  29
Six—A Movie Star  34
Seven—On Her Way  43
Eight—Legal Troubles Abound  48
Nine—More Legal Battles  54
Ten—The Final Curtain  62
Eleven—In Her Own Words  71
Filmography  139
Chapter Notes  153
Bibliography  158
Index  161