Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mae West: Fun on Mulberry St.

The Big Apple's legendary hometown gal MAE WEST, the Brooklyn bombshell, will be commemorated on Thursday, 16 August 2012, on the eve of her birthday, in New York City at the Italian American Museum.  Attendees will learn about her brilliant Italian husband and their passionate years together. 
• • Located on the corner of Mulberry and Grand, the museum is solidly in the heart of Little Italy.  Mae loved Italian food and often dined at Giolitto's with Guido and Pietro Deiro and their vaudeville brethren.  She also dined at Mamma Leone's on their homemade lasagna.
• • Special Mae West themed prizes will be awarded during the Raffle.  Italian wine will be poured at the Reception. Come up.
• • • • WHAT: "Meet Mae West's Secret Italian Husband — a multi-media presentation" 
• • • • WHEN: 6:30 pm on Thursday, 16 August 2012
• • • • WHERE: Italian American Museum: 155 Mulberry Street (at Grand St.), New York, NY 10013
• • • • Suggested donation of $10 per person helps support the museum
• • • • Phone number for publication: (212) 965-9000
• • • • Subway: B or D to Grand Street station; N, Q, J, Z to Canal Street station
• • On Tuesday, 16 August 1927 • •
• • The 1927 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies opened on Tuesday, 16 August 1927.  The show was staged at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY.  Irving Berlin recommended Ruth Etting and she was hired.  (That must have been a nice paycheck, too, because the show ran for 167 performances.)
• • Mae West noticed newcomer Ruth Etting in the Ziegfeld Follies.  Mae said: "The curtains opened, and here was this girl. Not what you’d call a classic beauty — — but unusual. She had a sex quality that seemed to mesmerize the audience. And when she finished singing, they just kind of went crazy."
• • On Sunday, 16 August 1964 • •
• • An article "Return Engagement" appeared in The New York Times on Sunday, 16 August 1964. Plans were then in the works for Mae to be featured on the TV sit-com "Mister Ed" for a second episode. Mae was to have played a saloon keeper. This TV project fizzled out, it seems.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Mae West listed 1893 as the date of her Hollywood debut. Huh?
• • Hutchinson, Kansas-based columnist Sheila Lisman wrote: Celebrating someone's birthday can take your mind off the heat for a time. How about remembering Mae West on her birthday August 17? She made her Hollywood debut in 1893 and acted in vaudeville before she was in movies. She was quite a lusty old gal. As she once said, "When I am good, I am very, very good, but when I bad, I am better."  ...
• • Hey, Sheila.  A little fact-checking never hurt a reporter.
• • Source: Column "Some hot dates" written by Sheila Lisman, Community columnist for Hutch News; posted on 27 July 2011
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2396th 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:

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• • Mae West • 1913
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