MOMA featured a MAE WEST screen classic on Monday, 10 May 2010 — — and the news media dutifully announced the screening. However, we are partial to the sweethearts manning the Entertainment Desk over at NBC in New York. Giving the hometown gal a nice hand and, yes, we are kiss-kiss-kissing NBC right back.
• • According to NBC New York: WEST WAS WON: 1933’s “She Done Him Wrong” is best known for the bit where sassy saloon owner Mae West (who wrote the play the movie is based on) suggests to Cary Grant (whom she frankly looks like she could benchpress) that he might want to come up and see her sometime. The rest of the movie goes down just as easily, and is a nice reminder that not all early leading ladies were wispy, glowy butterflies or dark femmes fatales — West’s appeal is far more complicated than all that. MoMA, 8PM.
• • Source: "5/10: Ane Brun, Mae West, and the Electravox — — Three ways to pretend it’s not Monday" — — By ELIZABETH BOUGEROL for NBCNewYork.com
• • Wish you were there, doncha?
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