Friday, May 21, 2010

Mae West: Angel in New Britain

Spend your lunch hour with MAE WEST and Cary Grant — — and you will smile for the rest of the day.
• • The classic comedy "I'm No Angel" — — inspired by Mae's little girl dreams of being a lion tamer at Bostock's Circus in Coney Island — — will be shown for free at 12 noon on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 at a public library near Hartford.
• • Despite nearing her 40th birthday, Mae did not shy away from baring her legs or donning a white skintight suit for the segment when Tira enters the Big Top astride an elephant and then slides down its trunk. And she really did enter the lion cage with a whip to film those scenes with the king of beasts — — without a stunt double — — controling the big cats as confidently as she controls her men. Yes, Mae West had moxie and then some.
• • WHERE: New Britain Public Library: 20 High Street, New Britain, CT 06051
• • Tell them you heard about it on the MAE WEST BLOG.

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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • "I'm No Angel" 1933 • •
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