Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mae West: Klair Bybee

MAE WEST starred in "Sextette" [1978] and Klair Bybee was seen as Ringo's cameraman.
• • Born in Bell, California, Klair Bybee came into this world in the month of June — — on 12 June 1939.  A member of AFTRA and SAG, the five-foot-eleven actor played minor roles in 5 feature films [1966 — 2010] and has also made appearances in TV movies.
• • Klair Bybee is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Hey, handsome! Enjoy yourself.
• • On Friday, 29 June 2012 • •
• • Mae West said, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." And though one lifetime was long enough for her to love in, the folks at Dearly Departed (a tour company, not a funeral parlor) would be thrilled to show you where the screen queen drew her last mortal breath.
• • Last breath locations include (besides Mae West), Michael Jackson, Bela Lugosi, River Phoenix, Whitney Houston, George Burns, and 90 others in Los Angeles.
• • WHEN: mid-day on Friday, 29 June 2012
• • WHERE: 6603 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California
• • Eddie Fetherston [9 September 1896 — 12 June 1965] • •
• • Mae West starred in "Go West, Young Man" along with many East Coast natives who, like Mae, had traveled westward, for instance, Brooklynite Eddie Fetherston.
• • In "Go West, Young Man," Eddie Fetherston played a reporter. Curiously, he must have had the manner or the ink-stained fingers of a local news re-write man. Tinseltown casting agents frequently hired him to portray either a wise-cracking journalist, a photographer, or a newspaper staffer in dozens of motion pictures.
• • Born in Brooklyn, NY on 9 September 1896, Eddie Fetherston had launched his career as a vaudeville comedian. The character actor appeared (albeit briefly) in numerous shorts and movies directed by Frank Capra, La Cava, McLeod, John Ford, etc.
• • On 12 June 1965, Eddie Fetherston had a fatal heart attack at his home in Yucca Valley, California.  He was 68.
• • On Saturday, 12 June 2004 • •
• • Paul Bush screened his various short subjects throughout May 2005 in London at the Curzon Cinema. A one-minute hat-tip to Mae was recorded on Beta: "Busby Berkeley's Tribute to Mae West" [2002] — — as imagined by director Paul Bush.  This playful short was first released in the USA on Saturday, 12 June 2004.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache."
• • Mae West said: "The inmates were very interesting. Will have enough material for ten shows. I didn't think so much of the bed."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about prison mentioned Mae West.
• • The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Mae West received word yesterday that the inmates of the Iowa State Penitentiary have voted her their favorite, this despite her having been instrumental in sending a man to prison recently for robbing her. Jail's news organ, the Presidio, has asked her for a photograph and an interview. ...
• • Source: Article: "More Mae West Fans" written by The Hollywood Reporter; published in April 1934
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2329th 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 • 1978 • •
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