Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mae West: Pleasured

Playbill's popular feature "Today in Theatre History" mentioned MAE WEST, who tried to make Broadway more BROAD-minded.
• • According to Playbill, in 1930, "A hung jury frees Mae West of obscenity charges for her play, Pleasure Man." Unfortunately, Playbill always gets the date wrong. This event took place on 4 April 1930. Variety and The New York Times are among dozens of newspapers that reported this event in their editions during the first week of April in 1930.
• • "Hung" was an adjective the darling of Broadway had enormous fondness for. Ah, the quick ignitions of certain words turning inside.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:
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