Friday, May 13, 2011

Mae West: Nice and Rice

MAE WEST often lent her name to charitable causes and worthy efforts. On Saturday evening, 14 May 2011 there will be a "Celebrity Fantasy Fundraiser" for the Novato Theater Company in beautiful Marin County. Expect to see celebrity look-alikes such as Mae West skillfully portrayed by local actress Dani Innocenti Beem. NTC actors will also appear in character as Peter Pan, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. The goal is to help finance the new NTC performing arts center.
• • WHERE: Rickey’s Restaurant, 250 Entrada Dr., Novato, California. Info: 892-883-4498. Tell them you heard about it on the Mae West Blog.
• • Photo: Dani Innocenti Beem as she appeared in "Guys and Dolls"
• • Frank Rice [1892 — 1936] • •
• • In "Belle of the Nineties" [1934] cinema staple and singer Frank Rice played the Best Man at a wedding — — so maybe some rice was thrown during rehearsals.
• • Born in Muskegon, Michigan during the month of May — — on 13 May 1892 — — the long-necked and balding funnyman was often the casting director's pick when a moment of comic relief was called for such as his rolling-eyeballs specialty (which was on display when he played the butler in a Laurel and Hardy movie).
• • After appearing in 131 productions, from playful shorts in 1912 to meatier bits by the 1930s, Frank Rice died prematurely at age 43 of complications ensuing from hepatitis and nephritis. He was in demand and working right up to the end in Los Angeles, when he breathed his last on 9 January 1936 two years after working with Mae West in her fascinating screen role as Ruby Carter.
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • WMC — — researchers use these three letters to refer to Working Memory Capacity.
• • Science reporter Christine Marchello writes: "People differ with regard to how well they can control their emotions, and one factor that predicts it is non-emotional in nature -- it is a 'cold' cognitive construct," psych professor Heath A. Demaree explains referring to Working Memory Capacity.
• • Science reporter Christine Marchello explains: Participants were asked to rate their familiarity with a list of people and places. This list had 72 real items such as Mae West and hydroponics, as well as 18 fake items including Queen Alberta and plates of parallax. ...
• • Source: Article: "When Words Get Hot, Mental Multitaskers Collect Cool" written by Christine Marchello and condensed and reprinted by Science Daily; posted on 11 May 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004.
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