Saturday, June 02, 2012

Mae West: Double Treat

MAE WEST starred in "She Done Him Wrong" [1933] and "Myra Breckinridge" [1970] and this month movie maven Reg Hartt will screen them both.
• • WHEN: 2 pm Friday, 17 June 2012 
• • WHERE: Reg Hartt Cineforum, 463 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
• • Ask Reg about the neat way the mayor recently tore up the city's complaint file against his living room movie house and decided to let him be.
• • Joseph H. Nadel [2 June 1892 —  20 November 1950] • •
• • Joseph H. Nadel was the production manager on two motion pictures starring Mae West — — "Go West Young Man" [1936] and "Every Day's a Holiday" [1937].
• • Like Mae, he was a native New Yorker; Joe was born in The Big Apple on 2 June 1892. Well organized and detail oriented, Joseph H. Nadel worked his way up in the screen trade from production management during the 1930s to producer and associate producer of full-length features from 1934 — 1950 such as "D.O.A." [1950], "The Second Woman" [1950], "The Jackie Robinson Story" [1950], and "Champagne for Caesar" [1950].
• • Joseph H. Nadel died in Hollywood on 20 November 1950. He was 58 years old. He was laid to rest in Los Angeles in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. His loving wife Dorothy Nadel [1893 — 1959] was buried at his side nine years later.
• • On Friday, 2 June 1916 in Variety • •
• • On 2 June 1916, Variety printed a list of names who had volunteered to go to jail — — as guests of the Mutual Welfare League — — to entertain the inmates of Sing-Sing on Decoration Day. Mae West, age 22, was in that number.
• • Sources have said this is the occasion when she met Owney Madden. 
• • On Thursday, 2 June 1994 • •
• • This auction was in NYC on Thursday, 2 June 1994, organized by Christie's.
• • Lot Description: A Mae West Brooch (2 inches X 2 inches) — — A circular multi-colored rhinestone brooch belonging to actress Mae West. The open filigree brooch is bordered in the center with hand painted floral trim. A letter of authenticity accompanied the pin.  The buyer paid $368.     
• • Lot Description A Mae West hat from "I'm No Angel" [1933] — — A lavender and white hat, 24 inches tall, worn by Mae West in her role as a carnival dancer who gets off a murder charge; the net and straw weave hat is ornately trimmed with large feathers and maribou plumes, embellished with strips of sequins and paillettes.  The buyer paid $483.     
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."  
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An obituary mentioned Mae West.
• • Diane Haithman wrote: Charles Pierce, a female impersonator renowned for his characterizations of such glamorous Hollywood legends as Mae West, Bette Davis,  Tallulah Bankhead, Gloria Swanson, and Joan Crawford, has died. He was 73. Pierce, who repeatedly announced his retirement during the 1980s, died of cancer Monday night at his home in Toluca Lake.  ...
• • Source: Obit: " Charles Pierce; Actor Impersonated Female Stars" written by Diane Haithman, L.A. Times Staff Writer for The L.A. Times; published on 2 June 1999  
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2319th 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 • 1933 • •
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