Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mae West: Cary Is Cummings

It is a kick to see Cary Grant, still a youthful Englishman in 1932 [18 January 1904 — 29 November 1986], opposite MAE WEST before his own movie star image had solidified. Paramount Pictures cast him as Captain Cummings who came up to see Lady Lou on the Bowery. "Diamonds is my career!" she tells him.
• • Cary Grant: A Class Apart [TCM, 6:30PM on 18 January 2011]
• • Cary Grant: this TV profile, narrated by Helen Mirren, recounts Grant's career in chronological order — — starting with his early screen turns in "Blonde Venus" and "I'm No Angel" (opposite Mae West), which led to starring roles in celebrated romantic comedies like "Bringing Up Baby" and "The Philadelphia Story." The program includes interviews with Hollywood stars who knew and worked with Grant, including Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau and Dina Merrill. ....
• • Source: The Globe and Mail [Canada] — 17 January 2011
• • 75 Years ago: Mae West's Dining Car — 13 January 1938 • •
• • Mae West's Application for Dining Car Zoning In Van Nuys Considered By Planners
• • Application of Mae West, cinema actress, for a variance of zoning of a parcel of land on Van Nuys boulevard near Circle Drive, for permission to place on the site an equipped dining car to be used for restaurant purposes, was taken under submission by the City Planning Commissioners Tuesday for further study . . . .
• • Source: The Van Nuys News [predecessor of the Los Angeles Daily News] — 13 Jan. 1938 edition
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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