Monday, October 03, 2011

Mae West: Wade Boteler

MAE WEST worked with numerous native Californian actors. Wade Boteler was cast as the ranch foreman in the motion picture "Goin' to Town" [1935].
• • Born in Santa Ana, California in early October, Wade Boteler [3 October 1888 — 7 May 1943] was a busy bit parts player who appeared in over 440 films between 1919 — 1943. The stern looking six-footer was often hired for detective, police inspector, and authority roles. Employed right up to the end, he died in Hollywood from a heart attack at the age of 54.
• • In October, Let's Remember Dorothy Peterson • •
• • Born in Minnesota on 25 December 1897, the pretty brunette became a stage actress. In 1930, she made her screen debut in "Mothers Cry," a weepy domestic melodrama that required the 29-year-old actress to age nearly three decades in the course of the film. Unfortunately, "Mothers Cry" instantly typecast Dorothy Peterson in the careworn maternal roles.
• • Dorothy Peterson played Thelma in the Mae West hit "I'm No Angel" [1933]. In one scene, Tira points to the photos of various suitors who gave her jewelry, then offers Thelma a necklace to cheer her up. Though her last screen appearance was as Shirley Temple's mother in "That Hagen Girl" [1947], Dorothy Peterson did remain active on the New York theatrical scene and on TV until the early 1960s.
• • She died in New York City in the month of October — — on 3 October 1979.
• • On 3 October 1925 • •
• • Happy Birthday to the author of the novel "Myra Breckinridge," Gore Vidal, who was born in West Point, New York on 3 October 1925. He is 86 years old today.
• • Starting on 3 October 2005 • •
• • The National Film Theatre in London, England held a complete retrospective of the films of Mae West from 3 October 2005 — on.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “Love isn't an emotion or an instinct — — it's an art."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An item about a ridiculous SNL skit is based on Mae West. Can TV comedy get any lamer than this?
• • Gossip Cop writes: Melissa McCarthy plays Lulu Diamonds in a parody of 1930s tough-talking blonde bombshells like Mae West. In the sketch, on TCM’s “The Essentials with Robert Osborne,” audiences are introduced to snippets from some of her films, where three suitors repeatedly try to woo her. But every time after she utters her character’s catchphrase, ”What don’t you come upstairs, and see me up there sometime,” Lulu Diamonds (McCarthy) takes a nasty tumble down an elegant stairwell. . . .
• • Source: Article: "Melissa McCarthy Falls Down Stairs For Laughs as ‘Lulu Diamonds’ on “SNL” written by Gossip Cop; posted on 2 October 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2072nd 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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