Monday, May 12, 2014
New Book, "THE MAYBELLINE PRINCE" ...a controversial rebuttal to "THE MAYBELLINE STORY"
Pioneer...activist...legend: The 1970s were a time of free love and experimentation. Few cared if you were gay, straight, bisexual or transgender. It was the era of sex, drugs & rock n roll. In the midst of all this appeared a woman who had turned the head of Al Capone, married into the famous Maybelline company, and possessed such beauty, magnetism and allure that made men do most anything. When Evelyn F. Williams and her enigmatic young male companion arrived in Hot Springs, Arkansas, they took over the famous town in a whirlwind of lights, rock n roll, cameras, beautiful people and a grand lifestyle. They created a media frenzy wherever they went until jealousy and resentment led to stories of orgies, twisted sex, drugs, Mafia hits...and the mystery of the Maybelline Queen s fiery death, which some still call an unsolved murder. This is the uncut version of that high-living time written by the young man who lived it with Evelyn the man who was supposed to never be heard from again Danné Montague King, a.k.a., The Maybelline Prince who went on to found a skincare dynasty of his own. Hobnobbing with decadent bluebloods, politicians, movie stars and social activists, Danné amassed a large and loyal following the world over.
My grandmother, Evelyn F. Williams and Dannie King, Danné Montague King, (a.k.a., The Maybelline Prince,) at the Grand Opening of Miss Maybelline's nightclub, "The Palace," in Hot Springs Arkansas, 1978.
My Publisher, Bettie Youngs, has just published the other side of my grandmother's mysterious arson related death... written by Miss Maybelline's hairdresser, Dannie King, (Prince Montague King, or aka The Maybelline Prince.) You can buy order it on Amazon.
I just received a copy of the book from King himself and will write a review as soon as I read it. Stay tuned for my reaction to King's tale of my grandmother, Evelyn F. Williams, mysterious demise.