MAE WEST was costumed colorfully for her film shoots. But since these 1930s movies were in black and white, only visitors to the set and Mae's co-stars and co-workers could appreciate the brilliant tones and hues.
• • The same is true for most of Mae's live stage work. Attractive candy-colored costumes by Dolly Tree and other designers were, too often, captured by photographers working with black and white film.
• • A visit to the Hollywood Museum, where many of Mae's gowns and possessions are on display, would reveal the peacock splendor of Travis Banton's costumes, Walter Plunkett's designs, and Edith Head's creations for Mae West.
• • To celebrate Easter Sunday, the Mae West blog presents Mae West in Technicolor.
• • Speaking about bunny day, Mae West had something to say about carrots: "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • 1932 • •