Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mae West: Movie Mirror

MAE WEST appeared on the cover of the April 1935 issue of Movie Mirror. The portraitist captured her big blue eyes and depicted the Paramount Pictures star with a wide toothy smile, not a typical pose for Mae. This popular fan magazine was published in New York under the imprint of Bernarr Macfadden. Mae had first encountered a number of Macfadden's reporters when they covered her courtroom battles during the 1920s for the successful scandal-sheet The New York Evening Graphic (published 1924 — 1932).
• • Charles Lang died on April 3rd • •
• • Born in Bluff, Utah on 27 March 1902, Charles Bryant Lang, Jr., A.S.C. was the American cinematographer who gave a distinct look to "She Done Him Wrong," starring Mae West.
• • Charles Lang died of pneumonia at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, California in the month of April — — on 3 April 1998. He was 96.
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Mae West did her out-of-town tryouts in Bridgeport, Connecticut — — where audiences are being invited to check out "Nunset Boulevard," writer-composer-lyricist Dan Goggin's show.
• • Theatre critic David A. Rosenberg was not very impressed at all. He writes: Instead of exploring implications, the admittedly talented Goggin indulges in a string of revue-type sequences, consisting of old jokes, older impersonations and really old stereotypes. He trots out gay icons such as Mae West, Bette Davis, and Gloria Swanson, throws in hoary references to Judy Garland in "Wizard of Oz" and spins parodies that will likely go over the heads of family audiences. ...
• • Source: Theatre Review — — "'Nunset Boulevard' a light-hearted but outdated diversion" written by David A. Rosenberg for The Wilton Villager; posted on 2 April 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 1888th 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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