Monday, July 09, 2012

Mae West: Prevention

The headline read: "MAE WEST Has Other Things To Do." This amusing news item was published in Tasmania on Monday, 9 July 1951.
• • New York, Sunday — Mae West would like to accept an Australian offer, but commitments will prevent her from going. She made this clear when commenting on a report that she and Sally Rand (strip-tease artist) had been asked to state the terms on which they would fly to Australia to head a parade in the role of Lady Godiva during Jubilee celebrations at Dubbo, New South Wales.
• • Source: Article by Australian Associated Press, printed by The Mercury (on page 3); published Monday, 9 July 1951.
• • John Indrisano [1 November 1905 — 9 July 1968] • •
• • Mae West gave her 32-year-old lover a bit part in "Every Day's a Holiday" [1937].
• • Born to a poor family and bred in a tough section of East Boston, John Indrisano was determined to earn big money and make something of himself one day. During a career that lasted from 1924 — 1934, he boxed as an amateur and then turned pro. He entered films via the sponsorship of several Hollywood sports fans, i.e., notably Mae West.
• • John Indrisano hung himself in his San Fernando Valley home on 9 July 1968.  He was 62. So sad.
• • On Friday, 9 July 1937 • •
• • It took two years from the time a Milwaukee civil servant discovered Mae West's marriage license and then for Frank Wallace to hold court with the news media, offering to tell all about his naughty nuptial night in April 1911 with a fellow vaudevillian — — whereupon Mae issued a jet-stream of cloudy denials such as "I was too young to get married in 1911" and "Never heard of the guy."  When the movie queen admitted (at last) she had walked down the aisle, every newspaper from here to kingdom come printed an article.  Here's one.
• • "Miss Mae West Now Admits Marriage. NEVER lived with Husband."
• • Los Angeles (USA) July 8 — Miss Mae West, the screen actress, who for many years has denied that she has ever been married, has now admitted that Mr. Frank Wallace, a vaudeville artist, became her husband 26 years ago.
• • Her statement is the outcome of a lawsuit brought by Mr. Wallace to compel her to admit the relationship, and to divide their joint property, which, he alleges, exceeds 100,000 dollars (£Aust 25,000).  Miss West denied that she had ever lived with him, and alleged that he subsequently "remarried" without obtaining a divorce from her.
• • Source: Article transmitted by The Sydney Morning Herald (on page 12) Friday, 9 July 1937.
• • 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 public is invited.
• • Mae West was born in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, 17 August 1893.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Men, make every woman love you — — but don't love every woman. Pet them, like a tabby cat. They love it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in The Titusville Herald mentioned Mae West.
• • The Associated Press wrote: ... Miss West is scheduled to give a deposition in the office of Frank Wallace's attorney. Previously Miss West, on advice of counsel, refused to vouchsafe any information save her name and address in depositions. She faced a contempt of court citation. In the meantime, the original suit Wallace filed here was thrown out of court on the grounds it was filed under the wrong statute. ...
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Finally Admits Marriage to Frank Wallace" written by A.P. and reprinted by The Titusville Herald on page 1; published on Thursday, 8 July 1937
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2357th 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.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

Source: to Google

• • Photo:
• • Mae West • 1951
• •
Feed — —
  Mae West.

No comments:

Post a Comment