Thursday, June 09, 2011

Mae West: Georges Bruggeman

MAE WEST and W.C. Fields will delight the audience in Fayette, Georgia this season. "My Little Chickadee" will be shown as a morning matinee shortly. Though the calendar has not yet been posted online, Fayette County Public Library has announced their “Classic Cinema” series, and this year's theme is “1940: A Great Movie Year.” This program will begin in June and continue on alternate Thursday mornings through 25 August 2011. Six acclaimed Hollywood classics, all originally released in 1940, will be available. Phone the library directly so you don't miss out.
• • WHERE: Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214; T. 770.305.5426.
• • Georges Bruggeman [1904 — 1967] • •
• • Perhaps you recall seeing the muscular Belgian bit part player in "I'm No Angel" [1933] as Omnes. Born in Antwerp, Belgium on 1 November 1904, Georges Bruggeman launched his career in Hollywood in 1932. Often cast in athletic roles such as a trapeze artist, trainer, or dancer, or in "take charge" positions such as an officer, or a French policeman, soldier, sailor, or general's aide, Georges Bruggeman was featured in almost five dozen projects that were televised or in the cinema.
• • His final appearances were in 1963 in "A New Kind of Love" and "Wives and Lovers." At age 62, Bruggeman died in North Hollywood in the month of June — — on 9 June 1967.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Flower Belle Lee: Mmmm, funny, every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. [Source: Mae West wrote her own lines for "My Little Chickadee," 1940.]
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • "Max about Town" columnist Max Sparber writes: I fully expect there will be a time in the near future when the top-grossing film in America is something Mae West made in the 1940s. Why not? To most audiences, it will be just new as the latest film by Michael Bay, and just as accessible, and probably better. ...
• • Source: Article: "The permanent now: 'The City' and 'Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore'" written by Max Sparber for; posted on 8 June 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 1956th 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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