Friday, August 26, 2011

Mae West: Keith Allison

MAE WEST starred in "Sextette" [1978] surrounded by a bevy of young men who had minor roles. Rocker Keith Allison was patched into a scene as the waiter in Alexei's suite, perhaps one of his attempts to broaden his fan base by appearing on the silver screen, and also one of the producer's ploys to attract a younger audience with music marquee names such as Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Van McCoy.
• • Born in Coleman, Texas in the month of August — — on 26 August 1942 — — Keith Allison was the songwriter and bass guitarist for Paul Revere and the Raiders from 1968 — 1975. Between 1972 — 2003 Allison was featured in fourteen film or TV projects such as "American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary" [1973 TV movie] with Paul Revere and the Raiders. He was last seen as Capt. James J. White in "Gods and Generals" [2003].
• • Happy Birthday to former mop-top Keith Allison. The rock-and-roller is 69 years old today.
• • Mae West on the Bookshelf • •
• • Mae West is featured in a new nonfiction book: "Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century" written by Sheila Rowbotham, published in the UK by Verso. The Bristol, England native explores a half-century of women’s thinking and activity between 1880 and 1930. We wish the British author much success.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West wrote this: "“Personally, I like two types of men — — domestic and foreign.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A passionate East Coast foodie is inspired by Mae West.
• • Amy Barry writes: Jocelyn Ruggiero, better known as Foodie Fatale, . . . developed the role of La Divina Cucina for an assignment in a performance class. "We had to use four objects-I grabbed a can of San Marzano tomatoes, the book 'A Lover's Discourse' by Roland Barthes, a boa and a Mae West CD, and I went to class and made my first segment in five minutes-a recipe for tomato and clam sauce over pasta. "It was completely spontaneous and true to who I am-a little Mae West, tomatoes, and Roland Barthes," Ruggiero notes. Ruggiero has appeared as La Divina Cucina in various venues in New York City. ...
• • Source: Article: "Foodie Fatale’s passionate encounters with everything edible" written by Amy J. Barry, Special to the Day, for The Day; posted on 24 August 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2034th 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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