Saturday, September 03, 2011

Mae West: Moscow Museum

An artwork inspired by MAE WEST was delighting visitors in Moscow on 2 September 2011, the day this new installation opened.
• • Museum goers in the Soviet Union were be able to enjoy a view of the Mae West Room by Salvador Dali at a presentation of a new exhibition of his work at Moscow's Pushkin Museum on 2 September 2011. The exhibition is part of a cultural exchange between the countries Russia and Spain taking place this year. Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres on 11 May 1904.
• • Museum address: 121019, Russia, Moscow, Volkhonka st., 12
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West wrote this: “I like a man who's good, but not too good — — for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.”
• • Mae West wrote this: "He who hesitates is a damned fool."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • It seems that Mae West and her dressing room came up in a conversation with Jane Fonda.
• • Biographer Patricia Bosworth writes: The turning-point was her role in "They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?" — — a bleak film about marathon dancers in the Depression, for which Jane Fonda won an Academy Award nomination. Most nights, she did not return to their rented home, preferring to stay in Mae West’s old dressing room on the Warner Brothers lot [sic]. Roger Vadim’s approach to life now exasperated her. ...
• • Source: Book Excerpt: "Jane Fonda" by Patricia Bosworth, to be published in October 2011 in the UK by The Robson Press 


• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2042nd 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.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/


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