Sunday, March 25, 2007
Mae West: Onstage Today
MAE WEST is part of the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood in the musical revue "Hollywood Revisited" - - playing today Sunday [beginning 2:30 pm] at Steadman Theatre, Mansfield University.
• • A stage show features vocalists from Hollywood and the Twin Tiers singing and dancing to movie-related music and wearing costumes from popular films of the 1930s - 1960s.
• • Audiences can see the actual costumes worn by legendary Tinseltown performers such as MAE WEST, Carole Lombard, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monrie, Gene Kelly, and Bob Hope while enjoying music from those actors' classic films such as "Belle of the Nineties," "The Three Musketeers," etc.
• • Pianist Greg Schreiner, a Los Angeles collector who owns over 300 movie costumes, created the revue and, in addition to providing musical accompaniment for the show, he will share anecdotes about the designers, movies, and scenes for each costume featured in the revue. Schreiner's fashion collection has been displayed at museums around the globe. Future performances of "Hollywood Revisited" that feature Mae West are announced here: www.hollywoodrevisited.com.
• • Today's staging of "Hollywood Revisited" is part of the Wellsboro Community Concert Association Series. Info and tickets: phone 570-724-5225 or 570-724-3481.
• • Though Community Concerts started in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania in 1947, its history as a national organization goes back to the early 1920s. Come up and see Mae - - today - - at Wellsboro!
• • This "Belle of the Nineties" animation was created by Mae West fan Martin [Mae West Color Site: www.maewest.nl/ - a colorful tribute to the Brooklyn bombshell in Holland].
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • "Belle of the 90s" • • 1934