Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mae West: Denver Flirting

A few of MAE WEST's sultry songs will be celebrated in a free Colorado concert called "Wink: Songs with the Flirt Built In."
• • Denver Public Library’s Fresh City Life plays host to this special event that highlights fine music and Denver’s notable voices. 
• • Nancy Stohlman (of the group Kinky Mink) will offer a sly rendition of "A Guy What Takes His Time" in commemoration of Mae West's version in her 1933 movie "She Done Him Wrong."
• • This live program takes place on Tuesday, 25 September 2012, from 7:00 — 8:00 pm. Check their website for the names of all the singers and other features.
• • WHERE: Denver Central Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy; go to Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery.
• • Si Jenks [23 September 1876 — 6 January 1970] • •
• • Born in Norristown, Pennsylvania in the month of September — — on Saturday, 23 September 1876 — — Si Jenks played a Country Bumpkin in "Go West Young Man" [1936].
• • The former vaudevillian was usually cast in motion pictures as a bewhiskered curmudeon type. Seen in hundreds of westerns, the bit part player usually added a few chuckles to the scene as a toothless old codger.
• • Si Jenks developed heart disease and died on 6 January 1970 in Woodland Hills, California.  He was 93.
• • On Sunday, 23 September 1934 in The L.A. Times • •
• • An article argued for censorship of the type of motion picture made by Mae West and other bombshells. "Films Should Be Fit for Children to See" was printed in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, 23 September 1934.
• • On Monday, 23 September 1940 • •
• • "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W.C. Fields was playing at the Grand Theatre, as part of a double feature, in New Zealand on Monday, 23 September 1940.  "Final screening tonight!" announced the advertisement on that date on the front page of the Bay of Plenty Beacon, Volume 3, Issue 216.  "Honestly, this is a great programme!" was lettered all in caps under the cast and credits.  "Both recommended — Censor for Adults."
• • On Tuesday, 23 September 1947 • •
• • The headline was: "I've Come to Find out, Says Mae."
• • The Singapore Free Press wrote: Mae West invited goggle-eyed British reporters to "come up and see me sometime" when she ran the first gauntlet of them on her arrival at Southampton at two o'clock on Wednesday morning.  
• • Just to keep everything above board, Mae asked them all to a press reception at the Savoy Hotel, explained The Singapore Free Press (on page 3) in their issue dated for Tuesday, 23 September 1947.
• • On Tuesday, 23 September 1969 • •
• • Production on the motion picture "Myra Breckinridge" began in September — — on Tuesday, 23 September 1969 — — and Mae West (cast as Leticia Van Allen) received top billing.   Production concluded on 26 February 1970.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Well, a smart girl never beats off any man."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A news item in The Hollywood Reporter mentioned Mae West.
• • The headline was: "Mae West Set For Modern 'Du Barry'." 
• • The Hollywood Reporter wrote: Mae West is to do a modernized version of "Du Barry," from a story now being developed by the William LeBaron unit. The story will not conflict in any way with the Warner Brothers production of "Du Barry," starring Dolores Del Rio. The idea is to have Miss West play her famous character of "Diamond Lil," who has visions of herself as the famous French woman.
• • Source: News Item: "Mae West Set For Modern 'Du Barry'" printed in The Hollywood Reporter; published on 9 March 1934 
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2436th 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 • 1933
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