Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mae West: Next Event

The Annual MAE WEST Tribute takes place in her hometown, New York City, on Thursday evening, 16 August 2012 (the night before her birthday).  This exciting indoor event will commemorate a life-changing event that Mae experienced 100 years ago.
• • An exact address in Manhattan and details will appear on the Mae West Blog. Mae mavens should save the date, August 16th.
• • Harvey Oliver Brooks [17 February 1899 — 17 June 1968] • •
• • In "I'm No Angel" Mae warbles the title tune in her inimitable sassy way.
• • Harvey Brooks wrote the music for the theme song and the lyrics were written by Gladys DuBois and Ben Ellison.
• • Born in Philadelphia on 15 February 1899, Harvey Brooks also wrote the music for several other Mae West numbers. Composer Harvey Brooks died in Los Angeles on 17 June 1968.  He was 69.
• • Earl Carroll [16 September 1893 — 17 June 1948] • •
• • Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 16 September 1893, Earl Carroll was an ambitious theatrical producer, director, songwriter, and composer. Known as "the troubadour of the nude," Carroll was famous for his productions featuring scantily clad showgirls on Broadway.  Mae turned to him in 1922 to bail her out when "Ginger Box Revue" ran aground.  Earl was not much help, alas.
• • When he was 54, Earl Carroll died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624, which also took the life of his 39-year-old girlfriend, Beryl Wallace, on 17 June 1948, in Aristes, Pennsylvania.
• • On Friday, 17 June 1932 • •
• • Mae West would, no doubt, be capable of delivering "curdling melodrama," predicted the publication Hollywood Citizen News in its issue dated Friday, 17 June 1932.
• • On Thursday, 17 June 1982 • •
• • Fergus Cashin's highly suspect bio on Mae West was released in paperback by Virgin Books on Thursday, 17 June 1982.  Before you try to find it, however, read the review by Kirkus, which slams it and explains why.
• • Lacking footnotes and spiked with peculiar points, Cashin's biography makes you wonder what standards a British book publisher has before they accept a manuscript.
• • Fergus Cashin, who worked for the Daily Express, Daily Sketch, and The Sun, died on 4 October 2005 at a hospice in Surrey, aged 81.
• • On Sunday, 17 June 2012 • •
• • In Provincetown, Massachusetts on Sunday, 17 June 2012, Outer Cape Auctions will host their first Celebrity Memorabilia Auction to coincide with the Provincetown International Film Festival. Rare Mae West memorabilia will be on sale along with items owned by various movie stars. One collectible is a signed contract from 1951 and a color photograph of Mae's costume designer Edith Head.  Previews have already begun in P-Town.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I believe in the Single Standard for men and women."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on a book party mentioned Mae West.
• • Michael Musto wrote: I then popped some chimichangas and went down to the Pink Elephant for a party for Angie Bowie's new book, Lipstick Legends.  "It's about drag queens and other people who inspired me," Angie told me. "Like Liberace and Mae West."
• • Michael Musto wrote: "Was Mae West a drag queen?" I wondered, blithely. "No," she shot out.  You learn stuff every day!  ...
• • Source: Article: "Chimichangas, Zoloft, Angie Bowie, and Mae West" written by Michael Musto, columnist, for The Village Voice; posted on 7 June 2012
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started seven years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2334th 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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