Friday, March 23, 2012

Mae West: At SUNY

MAE WEST will be featured during a talk in Valhalla, New York on Friday, 23 March 2012.
• • This program was scheduled to commemorate Women’s History Month. Here is a summary statement: Professor Lisa Delmonico and her Film 101 class present a lecture on "Women in Film: Representations of Femininity in Movies," including discussion and the viewing of clips of Mary Pickford (America's Sweetheart), Mae West, Femme Fatales of the 40s, pin-ups from the 50s, the backlash against the women's movement and how it was represented in 1980s films, etc. Delmonico will consider the ways the cultural climate in the USA influenced the type of woman being depicted in Hollywood (by almost exclusively male directors). Her lecture also describes how the Depression, WW2, the 1960s civil rights movements, and post 9/11 America all had a hand in the way we "see" women in film as well as the ways working class women are represented and marginalized in Hollywood films.
• • WHERE: SUNY Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, New York 10595 — — specifically, at Peekskill Extension Center, Lecture Hall.
• • WHEN: Friday, 23 March 2012 from 9:00 AM — 11:50 AM.
• • Hazel Dawn [23 March 1891 — 28 August 1988] • •
• • In the summer of 1926, when she was starring in "Sex," Mae West performed at a charity benefit at New York City's Polo Grounds and on the same bill was 35-year-old Hazel Dawn, a member of the original Ziegfeld Follies in 1907.
• • Born in Ogden, Utah, to a Mormon family, pretty Hazel Dawn [23 March 1891 — 28 August 1988] was a stage, film, and TV actress.
• • In March 1924 in The Lone Star State • •
• • An application for a marriage license was filed in Texas on 22 March 1924 by R. A. "Bud" Burmeister, who intended to wed Mae.
• • Then on tour through the southwest, vaudevillian Mae was noticed by the reporters who reviewed for the San Antonio Light, where an article on her appeared in the paper on 23 March 1924.
• • On Monday, 23 March 1964 • •
• • Rick Du Brow, a Hollywood columnist, discussed the episode "Mae West Meets Mister Ed" (broadcast on Sunday, 22 March 1964) on page 4 of Cumberland Evening Times, on 23 March 1964. The headline was "Mae West Could Be Star Of Own Situation Comedy." Du Brow was favorably impressed. Papers in the U.K. and the USA reviewed the TV episode.
• • "Mae West Meets Mister Ed" is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of "Mister Ed," and the ninety-ninth episode overall. Director was Arthur Lubin. Airdate was on Sunday, 22 March 1964.
• • Guest Stars: Mae West (Herself), Nick Stewart (Charles), Mae West (Herself), Jacques Shelton (1st Groom), Roger Torrey (2nd Groom).
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Love conquers all — — except poverty and a toothache"
• • Describing her attraction to fellows in uniform, Mae West said: "I even choke up when I see The Good Humor Man."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on "dirt plays" mentioned Mae West.
• • The Frederick News Post wrote: Mae West with her attorney Nathan Burkan are shown as they enter General Sessions court in New York after opening day of her trial before Judge Amadeo Bertini. She is being tried on charges of producing an ''indecent, immoral, improper and obscene'' play. Several others of the cast also face prosecution. The case's most important angle is in its probable effect on …
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Trial Opens" in the Frederick News Post; published on 20 March 1930
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2247th 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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