Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mae West: Generous Offer

An article about a good deed gave insight into the character of MAE WEST in July 1937.
• • The Mail (in Adelaide, Australia) wrote: Mae West discovered a little eating place out towards San Fernando Valley. She found it much to her liking, and went there often. Now it comes out that recently the woman who operates the place was told to vacate, because of non-payment of a mortgage. Mae West found it out, paid off what was left, and handed the deeds to the woman.
• • "Why shouldn't I?" replied Mae. "I wanted to keep on eating there, didn't I?"
• • Source: Article: "Mae West's Generosity" printed in The Mail on page 2; published in Australia on Saturday, 24 July 1937.
• • Victor Moore [24 February 1876 — 24 July 1962] • •
• • Victor Moore was in "The Heat's On" [1943] with Mae West. He played Hubert Bainbridge.
• • Born in Hammonton, New Jersey, Victor Moore was a star of stage and screen, as well as being a comedian, writer, and director. The five-foot-seven vaudevillian and his first wife Emma Littlefield [1883 — 1934] trooped together in variety for several decades. Victor Moore made his film debut in 1915. During his versatile career, Victor Moore appeared in over 50 films and 21 Broadway shows.
• • During the month of July — — on Tuesday, 24 July 1962 — — Victor Moore had a heart attack and died in East Islip, Long Island, New York. He was 86 years old. Victor Moore is interred in a crypt in a Cypress Hills Cemetery mausoleum in Brooklyn, New York.
• • On Saturday, 24 July 1937 • •
• • On Saturday, 24 July 1937, Thomas Cavanagh Bogue [1896 — 1944] was voted "The Most Original Gent" in his costume as "film star Mae West" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall in Australia on 24 July 1937. Bogue, who was 41 at the time of the party, clearly had a great sense of humor.
• • On Thursday, 24 July 1997 • •
• • The book "Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag, The Pleasure Man" was published on Thursday, 24 July 1997.  The book's editor was Lillian Schlissel.
• • Save the Date: Thursday, August 16th • •
• • Thursday, 16 August 2012 will be the next Mae West Tribute in Manhattan and the evening affair will start at 6:30 pm at 155 Mulberry Street.  This year Mae-mavens will enjoy an indoor event (ahhh, air conditioning), music written by Mae West's Italian husband will be played, and attendees will be seated.
• • At the Reception, Italian wine and light refreshments will be served. The ever-popular Mae West Raffle will offer rare prizes once again to a number of lucky attendees. The public is invited.
• • Mae West was born in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, 17 August 1893.
• • Closest MTA subway stations: Grand St. or Canal St.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I'm a single gal with a single-track mind."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Hollywood mentioned Mae West.
• • Film Daily's East Coast columnist Ralph Wilk wrote: Hollywood — Mae West, who makes her screen debut in "Night After Night," and Roscoe Karns have been given Paramount contracts. ...
• • Source: Article: "Paramount Signs Three" printed in The Film Daily; published in 1932
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2373rd 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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