Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mae West: Egypt and Puerto Rico

"MAE WEST'S Drawing Power Strongest in Egypt and Puerto Rico" was the boldfaced headline in 1934.
• • Hollywood, Calif., June 10 — Americans know fairly well who the "most popular" film stars are in this country but today their box office ratings abroad were disclosed in a survey on file at major studios.  ...
• • Mae West packs them into the theatres here, but she doesn't "go so strong" in foreign countries except in Egypt and Puetro Rico where the crowd sidewalks to buy tickets. Her popularity, however, was reported on the increase in other countries.
• • Source: Article printed on page 3 in The Lewiston Daily Sun, Monday morning on 11 June 1934.
• • Lew Kelly [24 August 1879 — 10 June 1944] • •
• • Born in St. Louis, Missouri on 24 August 1879, Lew Kelly was seen briefly as the animal keeper for the circus that employs Tira in "I'm No Angel" [1933]. The same year, Lew Kelly was also seen as Sourdough, the hotel manager in "Tillie and Gus," which starred W.C. Fields as Augustus Winterbottom and Alison Skipworth as Tillie Winterbottom, two performers who also worked with Mae West.
• • The busy bit parts player, first hired in 1928, was subsequently attached to 217 titles and ended his silver screen career with "Barbary Coast Gent" [1944], where he was briefly seen as a stage passenger. Employed right up to the end in minor roles, Lew Kelly died in Los Angeles in the month of June — — on 10 June 1944. He was 64.
• • On Sunday, 10 June 2001 in The Hartford Courant • •
• • You can give your book a Mae-West-title but will it find favor with critics or the public?  Book critic M.A. Turner did not think much of "Come Up and See Me Sometime," describing it as "A Flat Addition To Tedious Single-girl Subgenre" on Sunday, 10 June 2001 in The Hartford Courant. "Come Up and See Me Sometime," published by Scribner, was written by Erika Krouse (202 pages). Poor Erika.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "A gal with good lines is better than one with a good line."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on a boxer who died in June mentioned Mae West.
• • ESPN wrote: But as significant a boxer as Johnson was, he is often remembered more for a flamboyant lifestyle that, coupled with his skin color in "White America," inspired unprecedented controversy and even rioting.
• • ESPN wrote: He transformed himself from the docks of Galveston, Texas, to early 20th-century glitterati. He had his own jazz band, owned a Chicago nightclub, acted on stage, drove flashy yellow sports cars, reputedly walked his pet leopard while sipping champagne, flaunted gold teeth that went with his gold-handled walking stick and boasted of his conquests of whites — — both in and out of the ring.
• • ESPN wrote: Johnson kept the company of some of his era's most desired women, most of them white.Moulin Rouge star Mistinguette. German spy Mata Hari. Sex symbols Lupe Velez and Mae West. Johnson was romantically linked to all. ...
• • ESPN wrote: John Arthur Johnson was born on March 31, 1878, in Galveston. He died at age 68 in a car accident on June 10, 1946, near Raleigh, N.C.
• • Source: Article: "Jack Johnson" / Black History Month written by; posted on: Wednesday, 24 January 2001
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2327th 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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