Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mae West: Dreamlands Exhibit

Espace Dali in Paris — — France’s only museum dedicated to Dali — — has lent the iconic MAE WEST Divano [Sofa], created by the Catalan genius during the 1940s, to be part of the "Dreamlands" exhibition organized by the Pompidou Centre, in Paris, which runs from May to August 2010.
• • This French news bulletin also stated: Based on the famous American actress's sensual lips, Dali pays homage to Mae West with this inspired and original artwork. The "Dreamlands" exhibition will be held this summer in the Grand Galerie of the Pompidou Centre.

• • Though it's unclear who named the Parisian exhibit "Dreamlands" or why an American term was selected, this word would have resonated with the Brooklyn bombshell.
• • In May 1904, Dreamland opened in Coney Island. To the right of the Surf Avenue entrance stood a building that Mae West entered, holding the hand of her father "Battling Jack" West. Almost 11 years old, but looking younger because of her petite frame, little Mae was nearly as transformed by the experience as Alice was when plunging into Wonderland.
• • Though Mae's favorite place in Coney Island came to an unfortunate end in May 1911, we wish nothing but the best for the "Dreamlands" extravaganza in The City of Light this summer.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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