Many men looked at MAE WEST — — but Oscar never glanced once in her direction. In filmland, Mae West secured no nominations for acting. And her financially successful movies for Paramount scored no Oscar wins.
• • However, just in time for the Academy Awards ceremony comes this mention of Mae West when film preservationist Cecilia DeMille Presley was honored by Chapman University on Friday, the 23rd of February, in Indian Wells.
• • The Desert Sun noted that the granddaughter of former Paramount Studios Chief Cecil B. DeMille, who splits her time between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs, California desert, was honored for her gift of extraordinarily rare film-related art to Chapman University's new $42 million Marion Knott Studios within the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
• • The collection includes art for MAE WEST films, John Wayne films, and also pieces in media ranging from animation cells to rare stills, poster art, and storyboards.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • to come • •