Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mae West: Free Gifts and Fun

It's a grand MAE WEST birthday celebration — — and the attendees get the gifts.
• • On Saturday, 14 August 2010, at the Annual Mae West Birthday Tribute in Times Square, each guest is given one free raffle ticket. After a rousing performance by The Gaudy Girls, raffle prizes will be awarded. PAROL, those German neckwear geniuses, donated THREE of the top prizes — — and here's one (on the right).
• • Picture yourself in this delightfully elegant PAROL Scarf with its distinct design and delicate coloring made of finely combed and highly refined cotton.
• • PAROL's designer noted: The essence of Mae West´s savoir vivre is knitted into the scarf — — "When I´m good I´m very, very good, but when I´m bad, I´m better!" This generous shawl scarf, which measures approximately 25 x 200 cm, is styled in these colors: stonegreen, wool-white, and mince.
• • PAROL's designer made sure that even bad girls would look very good in this tongue-in-cheek creation that proclaims: "When I´m good I´m very, very good, but when I´m bad, I´m better!" This generous shawl scarf, which measures approximately 25 x 200 cm, is styled in these colors: brandy, black, dahlia (on the left).
• • PAROL's third scarf [not shown] announces: "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!' And the winner will look especially fab in this chic red and grey accessory.
• • Visit PAROL's web site — — — — where they feature their Mae West collection as well as other trendy fashion statements inspired by Edith Piaf and others.
• • • • An A-MAE-ZING Teddy Bear • • • •
• • There will be no shortage of raffle prizes during the festivities at Actors Temple on August 14th. Give-aways will include a rare library of silent films made by Mae's good friend Texas Guinan, a new biography on Mae, a stunning portrait of Mae West that was commissioned in the 1930s (matted and ready to display), an a-MAE-zing teddy bear, and other unique items. Some attendees will win a prize for the best costume or the slinkiest shimmy.
• • But, most of all, the live entertainment will ignite you and delight you on West 47th Street when two broads head back to Broadway — — Sophie Tucker along with Mae West.
• • Continuing her custom of commemorating the birthday of Mae West, playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo has a most exciting late-night treat in store this year: The Gaudy Girls, two talented beauties who perform the best-loved songs made famous by Sophie Tucker and Mae West. As part of their repertoire, the ladies will offer a tribute to New York-based composers and lyricists who created the hits “Frankie & Johnny,” “My Old Flame,” "Red Hot Mama,” “My Yiddishe Momme," "Everybody Shimmies Now," and more.
• • It's one night only so plan to come up and see Mae — — and Sophie. Details below.
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• • WHERE: ACTORS TEMPLE, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036 [where SOPHIE TUCKER was one of their first vaudeville members in 1923]
• • WHO: MAE WEST [Anne Marie Finnie], SOPHIE TUCKER [Maggie Worsdale], presented and introduced by playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo — — and, of course, Garside the Great
• • WHAT ELSE: Shimmy lessons, raffle prizes, goodies, and a chance to win deluxe European scarves featuring MAE WEST’s quotes, a rare Mae West caricature, a Mae West teddy bear, and other keepsakes.
• • SUBWAYS: IND: C, E to West 50th Street station; BMT: N, R, W to West 49th Street station — — exit on the West 47th Street side.
• • GENERAL ADMISSION: $15. VIP service and Group Sales available.
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