Friday, January 17, 2020

Mae West: Footwear Fatigue

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 22 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Did Mae West’s feet ever hurt? • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: We refer to Mae West as a hunting cat, but rarely a sex kitten or even feline, as we would a more gamine beauty. Feline is a word we attribute to Lauren Bacall: cat-like, slinking, and shimmying her way into our and Bogey’s hearts in To Have and Have Not. Mae West shimmies with every inch of her vaudeville attitude, because a stage actor must use every tool at their disposal, including their bodies.
Mae West's black platform heels
• • Sabina Stent wrote: I have often wondered if the shoes ever hurt West’s feet.
• • Sabina Stent wrote: In “Undone: High Maintenance,” Mary Karr’s offers a scathing down with heels! rally cry, confronting the historical stigma of heels wielding power, fantasy, and fetish.
• • excruciating heels would telegraph a woman’s masochism • • … 
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Monday, 17 January 1944 • •
• • An article about the motion picture "The Heat's On" starring Mae West was published in Hollywood Citizen-News in Monday's issue on 17 January 1944.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Much of this money is spent to maintain a reputation. Stars feel that a "rep" for some particular idiosyncrasy is an asset in hand. Mae West's diamonds are part of her publicity campaign.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “I have always — — as the baseball diamond-saying goes — — two strikes on me. Because of the records set by my pictures, I have to top each one.” 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A North Carolina columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Francis C. Thompson wrote: Mae West comes back with her “Going to Town” picture.
• • Francis C. Thompson wrote: And everyone you know will say:  I am not sure I’ll see that picture. All of them will be there. . . .
• • Source: The Daily Courier, thanks to Cliffside Historical Society, N.C.; published on Thursday, 23 May 1935
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,390th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mae West: Empowering Heels

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 21 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • How Mae West became a work of art • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: The following year Edward James, the British Surrealist patron, commissioned the sofa to be designed as a piece of furniture, immortalizing West even further. Lips as art, shoes as sculpture: the architecture of an icon from head to toe.
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Shoes determine how a wearer moves, how she carries herself, her attitude, and even how she is perceived. There is an argument both for them as empowering, and against them as inhibiting. Shoes will restrict the wearer if too high, or if the heel is stiletto thin.
• • Sabina Stent wrote: More of a platform, Mae West’s Pepine heels feed into the characters she plays, which are all, virtually, iterations of West.
• • Did Mae West’s feet ever hurt? • • . . .  
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Monday, 16 January 1950 • •
• • Newsweek readers who opened their issue dated 16 January 1950 [Vol. XXXV, No. 3] saw this article on page 46: "The Return of Mae West."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West — the femme fatale of the Bowery, bowling her leading men over one by one with her classical interpretation of a story-book strumpet.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West was asked: "What do you require of a leading man?"
• • Mae West said: "Experience. Then I try to make them fall for me. It usually improves their acting."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A British film historian mentioned Mae West.
• • "Films that make you feel good" • •
• • Geoffrey Macnab writes: Historically, the best feel-good movies have often been made at the darkest times. The early 1930s in Hollywood, the height of the Depression, were known as a "golden age of turbulence." It was in this period that the brashest Mae West comedies, the liveliest musicals and the most explosive gangster movies were made. ...
• • Source: The London Independent [UK]; posted on Friday, 16 January 2009
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,389th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Mae West: Surrealist Suite

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 20 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Hello, Dali! • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Imagine instructing Mae West to remain still on screen?
• • Sabina Stent wrote: In the early 1930s, Salvador Dalí painted Mae West’s Face Which Can Be Used as a Surrealist Apartment. The painting isolated and individualized West’s features to form the layout to “a Surrealist suite.”
Salvador Dalí painted Mae West’s face
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Two individual pictures were eyes, her nose was the central fireplace, and her full lips were a plump sofa. Simon Louvish, West’s biographer, describes the painting as “a stage” that “is ready for the play, the divan for romance.
• • Sabina Stent wrote: You can have it all, Mae suggests, but perhaps only in illusion.”
• • How Mae West became a work of art • • . . .  
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Saturday, 15 January 1938 • •
• • "FCC Formally Assails Mae West's Skit" • •
• • WASHINGTON, January 14. [U.P.] Mae West's recent Adam and Eve radio skit on "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" drew a formal condemnation today from the federal communications commission in Washington, D.C.
• • The commission said the feature by Miss West and Don Ameche, and the dialogue between the actress and Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen's dummy, were far below even the minimum standards which should control in the selection and production of broadcast programs.  ..
• • United Press coverage rpt in The Daily Illini; published on Saturday, 15 January 1938.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Jack Oakie, undoubtedly, is the best of Mae West imitators. He hits the spot with me.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "They kept begging me and telling me they had a contract with me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on Tom Selleck mentioned Mae West.
• • Katrina C. Rose wrote: 50 years ago, an awful movie about a trans woman was Tom Selleck’s first role on the big screen.
• • Katrina C. Rose wrote: One of the stars said the flick "was made by people locked in their dressing rooms waiting for their lawyers to arrive.”
• • Katrina C. Rose wrote: Raquel Welch said: “The director was not making the same movie as the producer was making and I certainly was not making the same movie that Mae West had in mind.” …
• • Source: lgbtq Nation; published on Tuesday, 17 December 2019
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,388th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mae West: Recline or Sit

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 19 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Mae West’s fluctuating weight • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Jo Swerling had first written it as a drama under the title of “Frivolous Sally,” but Mae, deciding otherwise, changed the name to “Sapphire Sal.” Jo Swerling, in disgust, hung his manuscript to a tree for the children to shoot at … Mae spent ten days in bed rewriting it, and then cabled me to make her dresses.
1970s high heels worn in public by Mae West
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Mae West and Elsa Schiaparelli were never in the same room for the fittings, and unfortunately, the designs did not appear in the movie. Due to West’s fluctuating weight, Paramount had the costumes remade in darker colours, and West was instructed to recline, sit, or remain still on the screen. In a twist of irony, having based West’s costumes on the fashions of the turn of the century, Paris during 1937 would now be influenced by West’s on-screen costumes.
• • Hello, Dali! • • . . . 
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Tuesday, 14 January 1958 • •
• • "Mae West Adds to Millions" • •
• • Hollywood — — Mae West added to her millions by unloading a hunk of real estate in Hollywood.  The Palladium, a new $500,000 version of the same-named landmark ballroom on Sunset Boulevard, will be built there. Miss West's Maemoirs [sic], incidentally, will be published by PrenticeHall next spring. Which for no reason at all reminds me of Milton Berle's crack about an actor who's ashamed of his past because there isn't enough dirt in it to warrant writing a best-seller!
• • Source: Mike Connolly's Hollywood column rpt in The Desert Sun; published on Tuesday, 14 January 1958.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • In mid- January Joseph Breen was shooting off another memo about Mae West. "'Now I'm a Lady' seems to us to be a definite violation of the Code," he wrote.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Every script presented to me, no matter how imaginative a story, was built around a man and a woman. Mae West pictures, as written by me, were built around a woman and men, and the more the merrier."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A new version of Dracula quotes Mae West.
• • Brilliantly Blood Curdling! As the BBC's gruesome new Dracula drama terrifies millions of viewers, Christopher Stevens gives a five-star thumbs-up • •
• • Christopher Stevens wrote: When a nun armed with a crucifix and a wooden stake tried to drive the dark lord away from the cloister gates, she reminded him he could not withstand the radiance of her Christian goodness. 'Goodness has got nothing to do with it,' smirked Dracula, quoting Mae West.
• • Christopher Stevens wrote: Bang, one of Denmark's most outstanding actors, was relishing every mouthful of his dialogue.  . . .
• • Source: The Daily Mail; published on Wednesday, 1 January 2020
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,387th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Mae West: Fluctuating Weight

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 18 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Elsa’s insights on Mae West • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Schiaparelli’s exaggerated life story is short but fantastical in detail, with plenty of extra details and insights into Mae West. “She [West] had sent me all the most intimate details of her famous frame and for the greater accuracy a plaster statue of herself quite naked in the pose of the Venus de Milo,’ she continues.
• • insights • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Like Max Factor’s contouring of actors’ faces to enhance cheekbones and slim down noses, West’s clothes would often deploy a similar technique in times of fluctuating weight.
Mae wore these platform boots in "Catherine Was Great"
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Schiaparelli continues by offering some insider information of West’s Hollywood process:   She was preparing a new film and from the start everything kept changing.
• • Mae West’s fluctuating weight • • …    
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Saturday, 13 January 1945 • •
• • "Catherine Was Great" featured Mae West onstage in her stunning Russian empress regalia. Mike Todd's lavish production was onstage from 2 August 1944 — 13 January 1945 on Broadway, which ran for 191 performances. The play was staged at the Shubert Theatre, then moved to the Royale.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • If a movie-goer was asked who said "Come up and see me some time," the person would pick it in one go: Mae West.
• • But Mae wasn't the first. In fact, William Ewart Gladstone made use of the expression in 1886 — — almost 50 years before Mae West daunted a buxom curve and drawled it in someone's ear.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Hollywood needs more men."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Uma Thurman mentioned Mae West.
• • In a 2014 interview, Uma Thurman was asked about “Batman and Robin” by Matthew Jacobs of HuffPost. Jacobs told Uma Thurman how much he enjoyed her take on Poison Ivy. Thurman replied: “So you must like Mae West! Because what I did was take Mae West and played with it.” Mae West was one of the most prominent comic actresses of her time, so it makes sense Thurman would take influence from her performances.  . . .
• • Source: Huff-Post; published in 2014
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,386th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Mae West: Curves in a Bottle

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 17 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Schiap, Fini and West — — they did it first • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: In 1953, Schiaparelli required a design for her new perfume, “Shocking!” For the task, she turned to her friend and fellow Italian artist Leonor Fini. A painter, designer and author known for her dynamic depictions of self-assured women, sphinxes, and cats, Fini chose to base the design on West’s curves, significantly the dressmaker’s dummy Schiaparelli had used to make West’s costumes for “Every Day’s a Holiday” (1937). Gauthier’s bottle was not that daring: Schiap, Fini and West, did it first.
• • Sabina Stent wrote: In her autobiography, Schiaparelli wrote about the time “Mae West came to Paris. She was stretched out on the operating-table of my workroom and measured and probed with care and curiosity.”
• • Elsa’s insights on Mae West • • . . . 
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Tuesday, 10 January 1950 • •
• • The letter was dated for Tuesday, 10 January 1950 and Mae West had a pen in her hand, ready to make it official. Mae was signing a typed letter (one page long) employing the William Morris Agency as her sole and exclusive agent for a period of three years. The contract would go into effect on 18 February 1950.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Women were much more sexually aggressive in Pre-code films, morals were loose. Their dialogue was suggestive. But after the code crackdown in 1934, actress Mae West, whose image was so sexually charged, lost audiences as a more sanitized version of herself.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I like to slip down to Los Angeles Chinatown for chicken chop suey. I never worry much about my figure."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Broadway World mentioned Mae West.
• • Review: SEX Sells the Bawdy Humor of Boundary-Breaking Blonde Bombshell Mae West
• • Shari Barrett wrote: Her play SEX was both outrageous and pornographic in 1926, full of playfulness and lots of camp as well as topical storytelling about the battle of the sexes. As the show's director Sirena Irwin shares, "SEX is a story of survival, imprisonment, fear, revenge, transformation, freedom, and love. It is a feminist perspective from nearly 100 years ago that invites us to reflect on where we've progressed and where we've stagnated. Mae West, in her wisdom, tried to open minds with humor and heart." …
• • Source: Broadway World; published on Tuesday, 22 May 2018
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,385th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Mae West: Tinseltown Torso

“In real life, I’m very boring, so I made up the walk and the talk,” said MAE WEST.
• • British freelancer Dr. Sabina Stent, whose area of study included “Women artists, Surrealism, and unconventional females,” penned a fascinating essay on Mae’s customized double-decker footwear. This is Part 16 of 27 parts.
• • “Get the Idea, Boys? Mae West’s Shoes” • •
• • Hollywood’s influence on fashion • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Hollywood has always influenced fashion both on and off stage, and Banton’s outfit obliquely inspired Madonna’s conical bra. Designed by Jean-Paul Gauthier, the design gained infamy during her 1990s Blonde Ambition tour.
• • Tinseltown Torso • •
• • Sabina Stent wrote: The on-stage costumes were considered some of the most daring of Madonna’s career, with Gauthier hailed for redesigning the female silhouette. The designer even marketed his new fragrance in a three-dimensional torso bottle.
Mae West's gold T-straps
• • Sabina Stent wrote: Was this a daring design? No, not really, because it another designer got there first, thanks in no small part to West.
• • Schiap, Fini and West — — they did it first • • …
• • This long essay by Sabina Stent will be continued on the next post.
• • Source: Majuscule, Issue 2; posted in December 2019.
• • On Wednesday, 9 January 1889 in Brooklyn, NY • •
• • On this date, John West took his best girlfriend Tillie Decker to Brooklyn's Borough Hall to apply for a marriage license. Mae's mother's name appears as "Tillie Decker" on the form, not as "Matilda."
• • On Thursday, 9 January 1936 • •
• • On Thursday, 9 January 1936, an Australian newspaper mentioned the high salary of Mae West.
• • "Big Incomes in the USA" • •
• • Brisbane’s Courier-Mail wrote: ”Among motion picture people, Mae West led the list with 339,000 dollars (£67,800).”
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Impressionable young people see the delightfully wicked Mae West grandly rewarded for her naughtiness in "She Done Him Wrong."  What will be their reaction? 
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “When I’m good, I’m very good. When I’m bad, I’m better.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Town and Country mentioned pinky rings and Mae West.
• • Stellene Volandes wrote: Hollywood stars wore pinky rings on screen and off screen. Selva rattles off names like Louise Brooks, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Mae West and Merle Oberon, Diana Vreeland, Slim Keith, Jacqueline de Ribes. All, she tells me, enjoyed wearing a pinky ring. “The allure of the pinky ring continued through the ’60s and ’70s.  …
• • Source: Town and Country; published on Tuesday, 26 November 2019
• • The evolution of 2 Mae West plays that keep her memory alive • •
• • A discussion with Mae West playwright LindaAnn LoSchiavo — —
• • http://lideamagazine.com/renaissance-woman-new-york-city-interview-lindaann-loschiavo/
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 15th anniversary • • 
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past fifteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 4,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started fifteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 4,384th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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