Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mae West: Screen Gems on DVD

MAE WEST footage is included the latest gems now coming available via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
• • In Los Angeles City Beat, Andy Klein writes: The latest blessed events are the releases of four great comedies made at Paramount in the 1930s and 1940s. (Universal holds the rights to most of Paramount’s pre-1950 titles.) Back in those days, Paramount had handily the best comedy stable, from which emerged the best work of Mae West, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and Hope and Crosby — — as well as the early screenplays of Preston Sturges and Billy Wilder, both before and after they became directors.
• • The earliest
— — Mae West’s "She Done Him Wrong" [1933] — — and the latest (Billy Wilder’s 1942 directorial debut, The Major and the Minor) are the better known of the new batch, explains Andy Klein, who offers descriptions of the less familiar motion pictures.
• • Though a few of the dates and facts are incorrect, the article "Cinderella Stories" by Andy Klein is a nice heads up on this "what-took-them-so-long?" batch of newly released screen gems.
• • Published in: Los Angeles City Beat — —

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

• • Photo:
• • Mae West • •
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Mae West.

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