Monday, July 02, 2012

Mae West: Crowds of Aborigines

It was the 2nd of July and the aborigines were so disappointed when they could not enjoy MAE WEST.  Let's see what happened in Melbourne, Australia.
• • Town in Darkness Through Strike • •
• • DARWIN, Monday, July 1st — The electric light supply has been cut off to-night, and the town is in darkness because the two employees of the town council at the powerhouse have gone on strike because their demand for increased wages has not been acceded to.
• • Residents of Darwin are unearthing hurricane lamps, petrol lamps, candles, and electric torches to light their homes. The picture theatre was unable to show its films tonight, and crowds of aborigines who came into town to see Mae West in "She Done Him Wrong" were turned away disappointed.
• • Source: The Argus (on page 7), Tuesday, 2 July 1935.
• • Mordaunt Hall [1 November 1878 — 2 July 1973] • •
• • Mordaunt Hall reviewed two motion pictures starring Mae West: "Night After Night" [NYT, 31 October 1932] and "I'm No Angel" [NYT, 13 October 1933] and loved both.
• • Born in Surrey, England on 1 November 1878, Mordaunt Hall (known to his friends as "Freddie") was the first regularly assigned motion picture critic for The N.Y. Times from October 1924 to September 1934.
• • After retiring from the Times in 1934, he hosted a New York radio program on movies and movie players from 1934 — 1935. Shortly after, he was a drama critic for the Boston Transcript from 1936 —1938.
• • Mordaunt Hall died in NYC in the month of July — — on 2 July 1973.  He was 94.
• • On Tuesday, 2 July 1935 • •
• • It was a long, hot summer wrestling with the Hays Office over the script for "Klondike Annie."  Mae West and Paramount got more bad news from the censors on Tuesday, 2 July 1935.
• • The Hays Office wrote: "We judge from your letter that during part of this picture, Miss West will be masquerading as an exponent of religion or a religious worker. ..."
• • Missing on Friday, 2 July 1937, 75 years ago • •
• • Kansas native Amelia Earhart [24 July 1897 — missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased on 5 January 1939] was a noted aviation pioneer, author, and women's rights.
• • In the early 1930s, when Mae West was vacationing at La Cinta, a posh resort favored by Paramount executives, she had an amazing experience with Amelia Earhart that she wrote about in her memoir Mae West on Sex, Health and ESP.
• • On Thursday, 2 July 1970 in The L.A. Times • •
• • Jules Stein told columnist Joyce Haber about his experiences playing in a jazz band Mae West put together when she appeared in vaude in Chicago. Haber wrote about the musician for The L.A. Times's issue dated for Thursday, 2 July 1970.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Jazz suited me — — I liked the beat and emotions."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in The Hollywood Reporter mentioned Mae West.
• • The Hollywood Reporter wrote:  Roger Pryor was borrowed from Universal by Paramount Saturday for the role in the Mae West picture, "It Ain't No Sin," which George Raft refused to play. The deal was set by the William Morris office and Miss West has consented to the substitution. The shooting schedule will be arranged by Director Leo McCarey so that the picture work will not interfere with Pryor's performances in "Men in White" at El Capitan Theatre. The change has also caused the substitution of Johnny Mack Brown for . . .
• • Source: Article: "Pryor Replaces George Raft with Mae West" written for The Hollywood Reporter; published during April 1934  
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2350th 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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