Friday, October 20, 2017

Mae West: Armed Bodyguard

It was Monday, 19 October 1936, and  MAE WEST narrowly missed a hold-up at her apartment building, The Ravenswood. Associated Press sent this news over the wire.  This is Part 2 of 2.
• • Mae West returned from the prize fights in her car • •
• • The apartment house garage attendant and five other men and three women were robbed of money and jewelry hy two men who waited for apartment house tenants to return in their automobiles. The men victims were tied with wire and gagged, hut the women were allowed to stand in an alcove, threatened by the pistols of the robbers.
• • Mae West returned from the prize fights in her car with her armed bodyguard a few minutes after the robbers left the garage. The victims said their worst fear was that while they were held prisoners, Miss West and her bodyguard would arrive and that bullets, might fly indiscriminately.
• • Source:  Associated Press Item; published on Monday, 19 October 1936.
• • On Saturday, 20 October 1934 • •
• • Popular Song Hits Magazine featured Mae West on the cover of issue number 6 dated for Saturday, 20 October 1934. What a spectacular gown on Mae, who was adorning the black and white front page. Weekend whoopee.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Printed on page 4 was the movie star Mae West, cupping her hands under her breasts in a motion picture advertisement for Paramount Pictures.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I cut down on physical sex when I'm writing or plotting a play."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A former vaudevillian mentioned Mae West.
• • Belle of Nineties Held for Sentence • • 
• • [United Press] NEW YORK. Oct. 14. Mary Carney, a belle of the '90's, who said she once teamed with Mae West in vaudeville and was the toast of the town in lush days, has been remanded for sentence Oct. 17 on a charge of turning in a false fire alarm in a spirit of fun. She was found guilty on the charge by Magistrate Bernard Kozicke in Brooklyn court.  ...
• • Source: item by United Press used in syndication;  published on Monday, 15 October 1934
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 13th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past thirteen years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,800 blog posts. Wow!   
• • By the Numbers • •
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