Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mae West: Auction Trio

Bidding will end today on 22 March 2012 on this MAE WEST Vintage Ephemera Trio.
• • This threesome is a curious lot with items spanning four decades. The oldest collectible is the 1918 song sheet "Ev'rybody Shimmies Now" published by Chas. K. Harris with Mae West on the cover wearing a wide plumed hat. The newest is a Latin Quarter postcard from the mid-1950s announcing "The Fabulous Mae West and Her Entire Company Plus Our Magnificent Revue Opening Monday, Oct. 11" with a striking portrait of Mae West in furs under a towering and stupendous feathered headdress.
• • One image from 1933 is the rarity here. It is a wire service photo from Wide World with an attached paper caption dated 21 July 1933 explaining that "Mae West Blond Stage and Screen Star Made a Sensation at the Huge Public Barbecue Given by Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz." Bidding for this lot will starts at $75.
• • Auctioneer: Hake's Americana & Collectibles in York, Pennsylvania.
• • Rudolph G. Kopp [22 March 1887 — 20 February 1972] • •
• • Original music was written specially for "I'm No Angel" [1933] starring Mae West.
• • One of several uncredited collaborators was Rudolph G. Kopp, who worked on more than five dozen projects in Hollywood from 1931 — 1955.
• • Born in Vienna on 22 March 1887, Rudolph G. Kopp composed the score for many cinema stand-outs. His work amplified big screen documentaries, family entertainment, dramas, comedies, mysteries, and more.
• • Rudolph G. Kopp died at age 84 in Woodland Hills, California during the month of February — — on 20 February 1972.
• • On 22 March 1930 in The N.Y. Times • •
• • On 22 March 1930, the headline in The N.Y. Times read like this: MAE WEST COUNSEL ASSAILES CAPT. COY; Police Officer Admits Relying More on Sergeant's Notes Than Own in Testimony. SAYS TWO MADE 'SYNOPSIS' Too Dark in Theatre to Write Clearly, He Asserts — — Reveals He Acted 28 Years Ago.
• • Captain James J. Coy of Inspector Mulrooney's staff, who appeared Thursday in General Sessions, told Judge Amadeo Bertini and a jury why he had raided Mae West's play "Pleasure Man" in October 1928.
• • Broadcast on 22 March 1964 • •
• • "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 22 March 1964.
• • Guest Stars: Mae West (Herself), Nick Stewart (Charles), Mae West (Herself), Jacques Shelton (1st Groom), Roger Torrey (2nd Groom).
• • Released on 22 March 2009 • •
• • The paperback version of "She Always Knew How: Mae West — A Personal Biography" by Charlotte Chandler was released a year after the hardcover edition on 22 March 2010 [soft cover published by Applause, 317 pages].
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Censors again."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on witty sayings regarding sex mentioned Mae West.
• • The Daily Mail explained: Of course, sex has always been rich territory for artists, writers and commentators. Here, Liz Rowlinson selects some of the wittiest quotations...
• • Liz Rowlinson: "I know nothing about sex because I was always married." — — Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress.
• • Liz Rowlinson: "Sex is emotion in motion." — — Mae West, actress.
• • Source: Article: "From Mae West to Woody Allen: Everyone has something witty to say about sex" written by Liz Rowlinson for The Daily Mail [U.K.]; published on 23 March 2007
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2246th 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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