It's January but he's thinking MAE.
• • San Francisco Chronicler A. Pismo Sulkis did a clever column, inspired by news items that happened during a year that ended in seven: "11 THINGS: That hint year of 7 is heaven."
• • Ten plus one items were on his list and MAE WEST hugged second place. Here are his first few entries, in case you missed the Bay Area's popular daily:
• • 1. Sept. 10, 1897: In the first recorded drunken-driving offense, London taxi driver George Smith is arrested after "having a few beers" and driving onto a sidewalk.
• • 2. Dec. 12, 1937: Mae West goes into heavy flirt mode with wooden dummy Charlie McCarthy on the radio, causing a public uproar and an FCC investigation.
• • 3. June 24, 1947: Private pilot Kenneth Arnold files the first official UFO report, describing nine unidentified flying objects he saw while flying near Mount Rainier, Wash. He's advised to zip it.
• • 4. Oct. 4, 1957: The Soviet Union kicks off the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite, the same day as the first episode of "Leave It to Beaver." . . . .
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• • Source: San Francisco Chronicle - - www.sfgate.com
• • Byline: A. Pismo Sulkis
• • Published on: Thursday, 4 January 2007
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Illustration: Mae West • • magazine cover in 1936 • •