To know her was to love her, close associates have said.
• • Exploring her life has provided endless fodder for biographers.
• • To watch her films - - containing material penned for Mae West by Mae West - - is to appreciate her comic timing, her understanding of visual artistry, and also her perfectionism.
• • To hear other actresses whine about personal problems, abortions, drug dependency, suicide attempts, and their medical history is to understand how Mae West kept her audience care-free, unwilling to burden them with updates on her diabetes, the deterioration of her vision, or the ups and downs of her financial stability. Thank you Mae for making us laugh - - not sigh.
• • MAE WEST: 17 August 1893 - - 22 November 1980.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: Mae West with her brother and sister • • 1930 • •