Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mae West: Infamous September 11th

One native New Yorker was MAE WEST — — and she would have been horrified by the attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001.
• • Today is the tenth anniversary of this day of infamy and New York City is in mourning. Keep us in your prayers.
• • 11 September 1933 • •
• • It was on 11 September 1933 that Mae West wrote an enthusiastic letter of encouragement to certain American theatres to help promote her new star-turn "I'm No Angel."
• • This letter was mailed to the Manager, Affiliated Theatres, Mavins Theatre, Reseve, Louisiana.
• • Wrote Mae: "
There never was any kind of dame, anywhere, that worried more about her figure than a showman does about his! I mean the one he reads and either weeps or sings about at the end of the week. . . ."
• • "
I'm No Angel" grossed $2.2 million.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West wrote this: "I deny that the said play "The Pleasure Man" is indecent or immoral. I deny that it is in any sense objectionable. It is good, clean, wholesome dramatic entertainment. The acts of the defendants are arbitrary and tyrannical. The threats to arrest the members of the cast and to arrest me again and again are made for the purpose of demoralizing the cast, so that no performance of the play will be given. ..."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • In an article about Twitter and how to tweet, Mae West's name was mentioned.
• • Notching up around 200 million tweets from 200 million users worldwide, Twitter certainly has generated a lot of hot air — — but most of that has been, as Tubridy would put it, 'pub conversation'
— — in other words, utterly forgettable and pointless. Succinctness is an art form — — and one which only the likes of Mae West and Oscar Wilde have ever successfully mastered. ...
• • Source: Article: "Was Ryan right to say goodbye to twitter?" written by Staff for The Independent (Ireland): posted on 11 August 2011

• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2050th 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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