Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mae West: Sapphire Sal

Peter Y. Chou wrote a haiku on MAE WEST for you.
• • • • Mae West as Tira
• • • • puts her head in lion's jaw
• • • • and fortune flows her way.
• • Versatile and talented, poet Peter Y. Chou was inspired to write his haiku because of this past Pre-Code screening in Palo Alto — — on Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 5:50 — 7:20 pm at Stanford Theatre: Wesley Ruggles directed "I'm No Angel" [1933] starring Mae West.
• • Born on Wednesday, 12 July 1944 • •
• • In 1978, Ric Drasin was cast as an Olympic weightlifter in "Sextette," where he traded quips with Mae West in her final screen performance. Born in Bakersfield, California during July — — on Wednesday, 12 July 1944 — — the handsome six-footer is celebrating his 68th birthday today.
• • On Thursday, 12 July 1934 in Hollywood Reporter • •
• • Hollywood Reporter printed an article about Mae West's upcoming project. "New Orleans Kicks on Mae West's 'Belle'" was printed on the front page in the issue dated for Thursday, 12 July 1934.
• • In July 1937 in Film Daily • •
• • In July 1937, Emanuel Cohen announced in Film Daily that Mae was making a new motion picture for Major Pictures Corp. The title, said Cohen, was "Sapphire Sal — Night of Mystery." Starring Mae West and Grant Richards, and directed by Eddie Sutherland, the story was being written by Jo Swerhing.
• • Naturally, the title would be revised to "Every Day's a Holiday" and released in the USA on 18 December 1937.
• • On Monday, 12 July 1937 • •
• • A gossip column by Louella Parsons mentioned Mae West.
• • Louella Parsons wrote: How Hollywood did buzz today when it was whispered that Mae West was booked for a concert tour and would sing and do an act similar to the Harry Lauder sketches. ...
• • Source: Column: "Mae West Booked for Concert Tour" written by Louella Parsons for The San Antonio Light; published on Monday, 12 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 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: "It takes two to get one in trouble."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about an artist mentioned Mae West.
• • LeRoy Neiman said:  I had the opportunity to paint Mae West. She could talk a blue streak, talk about herself or anything else. She told me she was pissed off because during the war they named a life jacket “the Mae West,” and she said, “If I ever get my hands on that guy . . .” She did not approve! But she was wonderful to draw . ...
• • Did Mae really say that to LeRoy? Hmmm, we have our doubts.
• • Source: Article: "Frank C. (Chip) Etier Interviews LeRoy Neiman" written by Chip Etier for The Senior Voice; published in their July-August 2012 issue
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2360th 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 • 1913
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