Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mae West: Impudent

So many authors attached their musings to pondering the career and personality of the iconic MAE WEST.
• • This early August date — — 3 August 1954 — — is when Colette died. The frisky French author wrote a notable essay in 1934, assessing the impact of Mae West onscreen. Seventy-seven years ago, Colette observed: "She alone, out of an enormous and dull catalogue of heroines, does not get married at the end of the film, does not die, does not take the road to exile, does not gaze sadly at her declining youth in a silver-framed mirror …. She alone has no parents, no children, no husband. This impudent woman is, in her style, as solitary as Chaplin used to be. ..."
• • Mae West on the Newsstand • •
• • Hope you kept a copy of the Mae West theme issue of Harper’s Bazaar [August 2010].
• • Lovingly lensed by Jean-Paul Goude, model Laetitia Casta portrayed Hollywood screen queen Mae West for the August 2011 edition of Harper’s Bazaar USA. Styled by Alex Aikiu in eye-catching couture from Dior, Armani, and others, Laetitia’s portrayal is nothing short of stunning in "I’m No Angel."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Nancy Wride writes: Dabbing away a tear, outgoing Mayor Beverly O'Neill gazed out at 800 admirers in the Long Beach Convention Center ballroom. For once in 12 years she didn't quote Mae West. Hours of adoration more befitting a eulogy than a retirement had preceded O'Neill to the podium. ...
• • Source: Article: "O'Neill Era Comes to a Close: Supporters and critics praise the three-term pro-growth mayor of Long Beach, who stepped down last week after 12 years in office" written by Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer for the L.A. Times; published on 24 July 2006
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2011th 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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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • 1933 • •
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