• • The Flint Séance • •
• • Mae tested the spirit with mention of a particular pet • •
• • From “The Spirit Book” comes this: She and her mother spoke affectionately for a long time during which Mae tested the spirit with mention of a particular pet she had. Her mother correctly named it and also gave Mae other evidential information, including her mother’s maiden name of Doelger [sic]. After that initial sitting, Mae West had many other séances with Leslie Flint, several at his home in Hendon, London.
• • From “The Spirit Book” comes this: In 1949, Leslie Flint went to America and again met with Mae West at her home in the Ravenswood Apartments, Hollywood, California.
• • Medium Jack Kelly at Lily Dale • • . . .
• • To be concluded on the next post.
• • Source: Flint, Leslie: Voices in the Dark [NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971] quoted in “The Spirit Book.”
• • On Wednesday, 18 March 1936 • •
• • On Wednesday, 18 March 1936, Variety reviewed "Klondike Annie," calling the motion picture "chic" and starting the critique on the front page. But the man-on-the-aisle objected to several elements therein. "Miss West is handicapped by having to wear rather dowdy dresses in about half the footage. In other portions she struts fine feathers and wears a set of furs that will make the women gasp," he commented on page 17.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • It was Mae West who revitalized the old bird-in-the-hand line. Except Mae revised the proverb to this: ''A man in the house is worth two in the street.''
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Gentlemen, pet your women. They love it like a tabby cat.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A newspaper article about feisty critics discussed Mae West.
• • Drama critic Percy Hammond commenting on Mae West in "The Constant Sinner": "She is a plump, almost Circassian blonde whose ample figure overflows her girdles in graceful cascades and whose laborious ambulations suggest that she has sore feet." . . .
• • Source: Redlands Daily Facts; published on Monday, 4 January 1971
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 14th anniversary • •
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fourteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,100 blog posts. Wow!• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fourteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4171st blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.
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