Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mae West: In Jasper

"Goin' to Town" starring MAE WEST will be shown today at 5:30 pm on March 15th.
• • The Jasper Public Library had an a-Mae-zing idea — — to screen a series of Mae West movies. The third of these is “Goin’ to Town” on view Thursday, 15 March 2012 in the library’s theater. Attendees are invited to bring their own cushion and a non-alcoholic beverage. Free popcorn will be served. Call 812-482-2712 for the entire schedule.
• • "Goin' to Town" was originally released on 25 April 1935.
• • Where: Jasper Public Library, 1116 Main St., Jasper, IN 47546.
• • Where: Dubois Branch Library, 5506 E Main St., Dubois, IN 47527.
• • Nick Stewart [15 March 1910 — 18 December 2000] • •
• • Mae West had a special fondness for native New Yorkers, vaudevillians, and African-Americans, and Nick Stewart was all of those.
• • Born In Manhattan [birthname Horace Winfred Stewart] during the month of March — — on Tuesday, 15 March 1910 — — Nick Stewart took the role of Nicodemus Stewart in "Go West Young Man" [1936].
• • He wed in 1941. Nine years later, the energetic character actor, with his wife Edna, founded the Ebony Showcase Theatre on LaBrea Avenue in Los Angeles.
• • On the early 1950s TV series "The Amos 'n Andy Show," Nick Stewart (billed as Nick O'Demus) portrayed Lightnin', the slow-moving broom pusher who worked for The Kingfish.
• • The versatile showman from vaudeville and radio was reunited with Mae for the TV episode "Mae West Meets Mister Ed" (Original Air Date: 22 March 1964). Nick Stewart played the role of Charles. He was featured in other episodes, too, with the talking horse.
• • The last surviving cast member from "Amos 'n Andy," Nick Stewart lived to be 90 years old and died on 18 December 2000 in Los Angeles of natural causes.

• • On Thursday, 15 March 1934 in Los Angeles • •
• • The soundtrack to the motion picture "Belle of the Nineties" was recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios in L.A. On Thursday, 15 March 1934, Mae West did the vocals for "When a Saint Louis Woman Comes to Town" backed by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
• • "Belle of the Nineties" was in production from 19 March 1934 until June 1934.
• • On Friday, 15 March 1940 in the USA • •
• • The Western-style comedy "My Little Chickadee" went into general release on Friday, 15 March 1940 in the United States.
• • Published on Friday, 15 March 1996 • •
• • “Camp,” Mae West told Playboy Magazine, “is the kinda comedy where they imitate me.” But what was Mae West doing, wondered Pamela Robertson, if not camp itself?
• • "Guilty Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna" by Pamela Robertson aimed to put females back into the history of camp, a story long confined to gay male practice. Robertson's paperback was 208 pages and it was published by Duke University Press Books on Friday, 15 March 1996.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Don't diet! Curves may be dangerous on the highways, ladies, but they never hurt a woman.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about preservation in California mentioned Mae West.
• • Staff Writer Leslie Parrilla wrote: Among the valued pieces of Norco’s official archives, packed inside plastic storage tubs and filing cabinets in a modular building next to the library, are 1930s membership cards to the Norconian Hotel signed by celebrities, old newspaper clippings and black and white photographs.
• • Staff Writer Leslie Parrilla wrote: Old city maps are wedged alongside cutlery and furniture from the famous resort visited by Mae West, Buster Keaton, and Greta Garbo. It’s all among thousands of artifacts being stored in the deteriorating modular trailer owned by the dissolved Norco Redevelopment Agency. ...
• • Source: Article: "NORCO: City archives need home" written by Leslie Parrilla, Staff Writer for The Press-Enterprise; posted on 14 March 2011
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2239th 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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