Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mae West: Bill of Wrongs

Liz Smith mentioned MAE WEST the other day, though most people did not notice.
• • Liz Smith wrote: TURNER CLASSIC movies has picked Charlotte Chandler's new work on Mae West, titled "She Always Knew How," as their book of the month for March. Charlotte was the last person to interview Mae before she died in 1980, not long after her last film "Sexette." Mae told the young [sic] Charlotte: "Some women know how to get what they want. Others don't. I've always known how!"
• • At the time, Mae expressed pity for Charlotte because she saw the writer had no jewelry. And when Charlotte first appeared Mae said, "They always send a man. You would have had to wait for me twice as long if you'd been a man
— — because my makeup and hair take time." Charlotte says she only got the interview because director George Cukor insisted Mae see her. Mae West told Charlotte that "Someday there'll be a woman president... Ya know The Bill of Rights; well, what women need is a Bill of Wrongs!"
— — Source: — —
• • Byline: Liz Smith
• • Published in: Variety Magazine
• • Published on: Monday, 2 February 2009
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• • According to Variety, their publication "is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news and analysis — — information vital to their professions. ..."
• • Will someone please notify Variety (who has been writing about Mae West since her days in vaudeville back in 1912) that the staff still has her birthdate wrong? Enough time to have gotten it right, buster! Sheesh!

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