MAE WEST worked with some intriguing cast mates when she filmed "Goin' to Town" . Mae, of course, starred as Cleo Borden in this comedy — — and Adrienne D'Ambricourt was seen as the character Annette.
• • Born in Paris, France in the month of June — — on 2 June 1878 — — Mlle. D'Ambricourt was born Adrienne DuNontier. After the first World War, she emigrated to America. According to one source, during the earliest days of the talkies, before dubbing became standard, D'Ambricourt appeared in French-language versions of American movies.
• • In Hollywood, she snagged her first featured roles (such as "Wages of Virtue" in 1924) when she was already a mature woman of 46 years old. Invariably, though, she was patched into a scene that required her to be nothing more than a French maid, a French cook, a nurse, or a poised society lady. Between 1924 — 1957, she logged 91 credits either on TV or in the cinema, working right up until her death in fleeting bits on a TV series like "The Adventures of Jim Bowie"  and also on the big screen in the wonderful "Les Girls" [1957} as a wardrobe woman.
• • Adrienne D'Ambricourt, age 79, died of a heart attack after a car crash in Hollywood on 6 December 1957.
• • "Goin' to Town" — Paramount production and release. Stars Mae West. Directed by Alexander Hall. Produced by William LeBaron. Original by Marlon Morgan and George B. Dowell; screen play and dialog. Miss West. Songs, Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal; camera, Karl Struss. At the Paramount N.Y., week of May 10, 1935. Running time, 75 minutes.
• • Cleo Borden . . . Mae West
• • Edward Barrington . . . Paul Cavanagh
• • Ivan Veladov . . . Ivan Lebedeff
• • Taho . . . Tito Coral
• • Mrs. Crane Brittony . . . Marjorie Gateson
• • Buck Gonzales . . . Fred Kohler, Sr.
• • Fletcher Colton . . . Monroe Owsley
• • Winslow . . . Gilbert Emery
• • Young Fellow . . . Grant Withers
• • Annette . . . Adrienne D'Ambricourt
• • Signor Vitola . . . Luis Alberni
• • Senor Ricardo Lopez . . . Lucio Villegas
• • Dolores Lopez . . . Mona Rico
• • Donovan . . . Paul Hervey
• • Sheriff . . . Francis Ford
• • Ranch Foreman . . . Wade Boteler
• • In June 2009 • •
• • On 6 June 2009, a Mae West Look-Alike contest was held in Ithaca, New York at Felicia's Bar. No word on the individual who won, however, contestants were requested to don a blonde wig and look glamourous.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "It isn’t what I do — but how I do it. It isn't what I say — but how I say it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Atlanta Sportswriter Collin Kelley writes: Earl Mann’s management skill extended beyond the baseball realm. When the University of Georgia went to the Rose Bowl in 1943, the Bulldogs asked Earl to travel with them as ticket manager. While in California, he got to hobnob with celebrities like the legendary Mae West, who signed a photo of her and Earl together with her famous tagline — — “Come up and see me sometime.” Earl was also friends with golf great Bobby Jones and baseball icon Babe Ruth. ...
• • Source: Article: "Minor League Memories" written by Collin Kelley for Atlanta In-Town Paper; posted on 1 June 2011• • By the Numbers • •
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