Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mae West: Frank McGlynn, Sr.

Judges and members of the legal profession were not held in high esteem by MAE WEST but she went on to punctuate her screenplays with amusing trial scenes, goggle-eyed jurors, and ridiculous lawyers.
• • Frank McGlynn, Sr. has the distinction of working twice with Mae, first as a justice of the peace in "Belle of the Nineties" [1934] and shortly after as a judge in "Goin' to Town" [1935].
• • Born on 26 October 1866 in San Francisco, California, he directed a dozen silent shorties between 1910 — 1915. The long and lean six-footer transitioned into talking pictures and, with his gaunt high-cheekboned face, he created memorable portrayals of historical figures such as Abe Lincoln during the 1930s and 1940s. His resume lists 132 cinema roles between 1911 and his final farewell "Hollywood Barn Dance" [1947], filmed when he was 81 years old.
• • Frank McGlynn, Sr. died in Newburgh, NY in the month of May — — on 18 May 1951
— — at age 85.
• • Cosmo Girl, May 1970 • •
• • The article "Mae West Raps" appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine on pages 130-133 of the May 1970 issue. George Christy threaded together a number of Mae's comments from previous interviews and presented them cleverly, showcasing Mae's quick wit and her remarkable viewpoints on many topics.
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • From Taranaki, New Zealand, Kate Saunders writes: David Hartnell concedes the gossip game has changed with the advent of YouTube and Twitter, and no-one stands up to the kind of stardom that the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Mae West cultivated. "Gossip columns have become quite vindictive, almost bitchy," he said. "Sometimes I'm a bit razor-tongued, but that's the best gossip there is." . . .
• • Source: Article: "Hartnell outs NZ celebrities — — there are none" written by Kate Saunders for Taranaki Daily News [New Zealand]; posted on 18 May 2011
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• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004.
You are reading the 1934th 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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