Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mae West: Cast from Willow

Rita McBride is an artist whose towering 170 foot high public sculpture "MAE WEST" was  installed on the Effnerplatz in Munich, a permanent commission.  Some of McBride's works were inspired by "Mae West" and her show at Alexander and Bonin's includes her "Out West Wagon" along with a bronze "Mae West" sculpture that she cast from willow branches.
• • Visit "Maverick" by Rita McBride at Alexander and Bonin Gallery, 132 Tenth Avenue, NYC from 3 May 2012 — 23 June 2012. Or view it online.
• • Conway Tearle [17 May 1878 — 1 October 1938] • •
• • One actor ended his cinema career being spurned by Mae West's character Rose Carlton in "Klondike Annie" [1936].
• • Born in New York City on 17 May 1878 to a married couple in show business, Conway Tearle was raised in Great Britain.
• • Conway Tearle transitioned from leading man roles during the silent era to talkies. He lost status as he aged, however, and often ended up in "B" movies — — racking up 93 titles on his resume.
• • The handsome five-foot-ten actor was cast in "Klondike Annie" as Vance Palmer. The same year he worked in "Romeo and Juliet Escalus" and "The Preview Murder Mystery," his final productions. He had a heart attack in Hollywood and died on 1 October 1938. He was 60 years old.
• • On Friday, 17 May 1935 • •
• • "Goin’ to Town" was released by Paramount Pictures on the weekend — — on Friday, 17 May 1935.
• • On Sunday, 17 May 1936 in Los Angeles • •
• • An article on "Klondike Annie" was in The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, 17 May 1936.
• • On Sunday, 17 May 1936 in Texas • •
• • "Klondike Annie" was onscreen at the Palace moviehouse starting on Sunday, May 17th and there was a write-up on Mae West's latest film in The Canadian Record (in Canadian, Texas) three days before.
• • On Thursday, 17 May 2007 • •
• • Cartoon fans and animators from all over the country, Mae West (and iconic movie queens from Tinseltown's Golden Age), and characters from fantasy lands all showed up in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Hollywood-style advance screening of "Shrek the Third'' on Thursday night [May 17th, 2007]. The event was part of the kick-off to the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International.
• • A pre-Shrekapalooza party at Union Cabaret and Grille offered reporters a chance to interview screen stars Mae West and Clark Gable.
• • On Tuesday, 17 May 2011 • •
• • The Daily Mail published a gorgeous photo of Mae West onstage during her debut at The Sahara Hotel and Casino, which dates to the days of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" and other Hollywood icons. 
• • The Daily Mail's article was "End of an era for Sin City as The Sahara, grand old lady of the strip and home to the Rat Pack, is to close" written by The Daily Mail in England; published on Tuesday, 17 May 2011.
• • Mae West Trivia • •
• • There is a Mae West Lake in Alaska.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.” 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on a Hall of Famer mentioned Mae West.
• • Mike Dyer wrote: Betty Hoyt’s memories of her late husband — — Hall of Fame pitcher and former Reds broadcaster Waite Hoyt — — are as sharp as a two-strike fastball whistling straight down the middle of the plate.
• • Mike Dyer wrote: Did you know Waite Hoyt had connections through vaudeville and he once impressed his teammates when they saw Mae West recognized Waite on a train ride, according to Betty. West purportedly called Waite’s name and gave him a hug. Waite’s teammates were awestruck at the encounter. ...
• • Source: Article: "Waite Hoyt remembered as pitching, broadcasting great, doting husband" written by Mike Dyer for; published on 12 May 2012
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2303rd 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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• • Mae West • 1936 • •
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