My my, Mae West. Not one day goes by without Mae West's name appearing in the news somewhere. How many actresses have left such a huge fingerprint on popular culture?
Even if you have never seen one of her movies, you can hear Mae's distinctive voice this instant, thanks to the nice folks at The History Channel.
Want to hear the "Words that Changed the World"?
The History Channel notes that: "Our vast collection of speeches is drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the twentieth century."
Here is where you will find four pages of links to audio clips of speeches and interviews including: Neil Armstrong as he took his first steps on the Moon; King Edward VIII's abdication speech; Thomas Edison on the development of electricity; and even the inimitable Mae West talking about men, women, and diamonds and speaking her famous line: "Come up and see me sometime. Anytime. The sooner the better" (1949).
Mae West, U.S. actress and writer: On men, women, and diamonds
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