Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mae West: A Devilish DVD

New on DVD, and now being promoted, is this MAE WEST classic (along with other motion pictures): She Done Him Wrong [1933, Universal].
• • Acquainting a new audience to this filmland favorite, the DVD description notes: Mae West says, "Come up sometime and see me" to a 28-year-old named Cary Grant, making his first big impression in his eighth screen appearance.
• • For the uninitiated, the DVD description helpfully adds: Very famous — — and included in 2005's mostly juicy tome 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die — — the adaptation of Mae West's stage hit Diamond Lil helped teetering Paramount survive during the Depression. Good tunes, strong chemistry, and a fast 66 minutes.
• • Diamond Lil, a Broadway blockbuster, kept Mae busy for years after its smash Broadway opening in April 1928.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

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Mae West.

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