Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mae West: Paul Harvey

In 1935, Paul Harvey was in one motion picture with MAE WEST.
• • A versatile actor, Paul Harvey hailed from Sandwich, Illinois where he was born in the month of September — — on 10 September 1882. The dapper six-foot-two leading man enjoyed success on Broadway, creating several memorable roles from 1916 — 1933. When he went out to Hollywood, he was cast in nearly 180 motion pictures. Fans will remember him as Donovan in "Goin' to Town" [1935].
• • Paul Harvey died in Los Angeles due to a coronary thrombosis on 5 December 1955. He was 73.
• • On 10 September 1980 • •
• • It was on September 10th that the news media had reported that a stroke had caused Mae West to suffer a speech impairment. At the time, she and Paul Novak were registered in Good Samaritan Hospital under the press-dodging names of Gloria and Paul Drake.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West wrote this: "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • "This joint, being erected originally as a ..."
• • Mae West was on trial in a few different courtrooms in Manhattan. Just listen to this wildly graceless sentence written by the publicist Holly Cara Price: "This joint, being erected originally as a courthouse in 1874, is the site of the 1927 Mae West "sex" [sic] trial ...."
• • Holly Cara Price explains: "The aforementioned story is only one in a plethora of fascinating tales that peel back the layers behind the shady world of 1950s and 1960s pop music. Nick Tosches will be reading from Save the Last Dance for Satan tonight, Friday, September 9th, 2011 at the appropriately spooky and creaky Jefferson Market Library at 425 Sixth Avenue in the Village. This joint, being erected originally as a courthouse in 1874, is the site of the 1927 Mae West "sex" [sic] trial and architect Stanford White's murder trial in 1906.
• • Holly Cara Price adds: Save the Last Dance for Satan is the third of a series of books published by Kicks Books, the brainchild of Billy Miller and Miriam Linna of Norton Records. ...
• • Source: Press Release: "Kicks Books: Pulp Fiction and Non-Fiction Rules Again" written by Holly Cara Price (for free) for Huff Post; posted on 9 September 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2049th 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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1 comment:

  1. I'm amazed to find this site-- I've never known anyone quite so crazy for Mae West, but count me in as an admirer. Suddenly, I realize my young paramour has never seen one of Mae's movies, and I guess I need to rectify that. Keep the faith!