Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mae West: Colonic Tonic

MAE WEST Kept a Clean House — — shrieked today's news headlines. Apartment Therapy's staff leads off with a zinger (and a quirky style of capitalization not endorsed by The Chicago Manual of Style): "Eleven Days into The Great Spring Cleanse on Social Workout, and we've discovered that both Mae West and Princess Diana were into colonic irrigation. ..." All right, that's quite enough of that. The next topic has to do with gas.
• • 1928 Mae West Visible Gas Pump • •
• • All is not well in Southern Colorado where pump pilfering perplexes the Pueblo Police this week. Recently, crime reporter Nick Bonham warned his readers: "A 1928 Mae West Visible Gas Pump was stolen from Colorado Performance, according to Cpl. Edward Vasquez. The pump is valued at $2,500 and had been bolted and welded to the ground. ..."
• • 13 April 1934 • •
• • It was on 13 April 1934 that Mae West appeared on the cover of Film Weekly in the United Kingdom. The smaller photo is from "I'm No Angel" [lower right]. Jolly good show.
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Debbie Reynolds is onstage currently at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Connecticut.
• • Connecticut arts reviewer Karen Dydzuhn writes: In response to questions posed by Executive Director Jerry Goehring, Debbie Reynolds proved her range of talent by interspersing impersonations of legendary performers Mae West, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, and Katharine Hepburn with often comedic anecdotes detailing both her personal and professional lives. ...
• • Source: Article: "‘America's Sweetheart' Sparkles on Edgerton Stage" written by Karen Dydzuhn for Fairfield County Patch; posted on 12 April 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 1898th blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • Film Weekly, 13 April 1934, Vol. 11, Issue 287 • •
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