Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mae West: October 1937

Where was MAE WEST during October 1937?
• • Preparing for the release of her latest movie "Every Day's a Holiday" on 18 December 1937, Mae was busy rehearsing and taping Sam Coslow's number "Mademoiselle Fifi." The song was recorded during October 1937 with "Chorus and Paramount Studio." Wielding the baton was LeRoy Prinz.
• • Native New Yorker Sam Coslow [1902 1982] — — educated at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn — — was an Oscar-winning producer and songwriter. He wrote several songs for Mae West's motion pictures. These include "My Old Flame," "Troubled Waters," and "When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans" for "Belle of the Nineties"; "Now I'm a Lady" for "Goin' to Town"; and "Mademoiselle Fifi" for "Every Day's a Holiday."
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Orchestra conductor LeRoy Prinz [1895 — 1983] first found work as a dance director on Broadway. Relocating to California, Prinz worked for Paramount Pictures (1933 1941) and Warner Brothers (1942 1957) among others.
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• • Photo:
• • Mae West • • composer Sam Coslow
• • c. 1937 • •

Mae West.

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