Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mae West: Popular Songs

MAE WEST was on the cover of Popular Songs, Number 9, issue dated for August 1935.  The publication printed the lyrics to the most popular songs of the moment.
• • The cover price (20 cents) seems expensive for the time.
• • Lloyd Nolan [11 August 1902 — 27 September 1985] • •
• • In 1937, Paramount Pictures spent a record one million dollars on its Mae West vehicle "Every Day's a Holiday" [released in the USA as holiday fare on 18 December 1937]. Actor Lloyd Nolan, age 35, was cast as John Quade.
• • Born in San Francisco, California on 11 August 1902, Lloyd Benedict Nolan was a film, radio and television actor.
• • On 27 September 1985, Lloyd Nolan died in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 83.
• • On Friday, 11 August 2006 • •
• • The Catholic Herald is published in Ireland.  An odd image in color appeared at the top of page 1 (right side): a portrait of Mae West with Francis of Assisi, announcing this peculiar cover story: "What Unites Mae West and Saint Francis? Father Michael Seed explains on page 9." This was the issue dated for Friday, 11 August 2006.
• • On Saturday, 11 August 2007 • •
• • The Brownsville, Texas Historical Association hosted a workshop that taught attendees to draw a caricature of Mae West (and other movie icons) on Saturday, 11 August 2007.
• • 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: "A girl might forget matrimony maybe — — but never alimony or any other kind of money. And all the alimony I ever got wouldn't buy a diamond in a ten cent store."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on the Guido Deiro site mentioned Mae West and said this:
• • Guido and Mae met for the first time when they both performed at a vaudeville show in Detroit during August 1913. Guido commanded top billing and was praised in review after review as an accordionist of exceptional ability. Because Guido was a headliner — — Mae was only playing secondary roles at the time — — she hoped that Guido would give a big boost to her career. However, her attraction to him was not entirely for professional reasons; she was completely infatuated with him.
• • Mae, who had remained detached from previous lovers, was consumed by Guido. She found him exciting, passionate, and indulgent. Guido bought Mae a beautiful diamond ring within a week of their first meeting. He said, "This ring is not a family jewel — — it cost me real money. Please wear it." Mae wore it proudly.  ...
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By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2391st 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 • 1935
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