Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mae West: Robert P. Lieb

MAE WEST starred in the film "Myra Breckinridge" [1970] and Robert P. Lieb was seen as Charlie Flager, Sr.
• • Robert P. Lieb [15 September 1914 — 28 September 2002] • •
• • Born in the New York borough of the Bronx in an area called Pelham, Robert P. Lieb opened his eyes on Tuesday, 15 September 1914.  He made his debut in a TV movie "Mr. and Mrs. North" [1946] when he was 32 years old.  Between 1946 — 1999, he would participate in 77 productions, mainly for the television audience, and that also includes a dozen motion pictures for the big screen. 
• • Robert P. Lieb died after complications from intestinal surgery in Los Angeles in the month of September — — on 28 September 2002.  He was 88.  
• • On Tuesday, 15 September 1931 • •
• • The article “Mae West Returns” was printed in The New York Sun on Tuesday, 15 September 1931.
• • The review "Play 'Constant Sinner' Opens" was seen in the New York American on Tuesday, 15 September 1931.
• • On Wednesday, 15 September 1937 • •
• • It was on Wednesday, 15 September 1937 when newsstands in the Midwest carried this headline: "Michigan Sprint Star Plays Bit in Mae West Film." The reference was to athlete Sam Stoller [1915 — 1985] who was born in Cincinnati. After winning the 100-yard championship, Sam Stoller announced that he intended to pursue a career as "a crooner Movie Star" and, subsequently, became known as "Singin' Sammy Stoller."
• • Sam Stoller's first part was in a crowd scene at the legendary New York cafe Rector's in Mae West's "Every Day's a Holiday," when he was 22 years old.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I think a woman may owe a man a lovin'.  But not a livin'!"
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A blog post discussed a visit to Mae West.
• • My name is Eric Lindsay and I was born in 1929, the year of the great depression, so I am old!  . . .
• • Eric Lindsay wrote: The day Ray Jackson and I went to visit Mae West for afternoon tea was a major event in our lives. It was during our two month stay in Los Angeles sometime in the very early 70s. We were staying at Sunset Tower West, situated on 8358 Sunset Boulevard. We had met up there with Reece Allen, a friend of ours from London. He used to play piano and sing at the Old Rockingham Club in a basement in Archer Street, London W.1. , where he was then known as Maurice Allen. He was now settled in Los Angeles with his partner and ensconced as resident pianist and singer in a very smart lounge bar in the Valley. ...
• • Source: Personal Essay: "Afternoon Tea With Mae West" written by Eric Lindsay;;  posted in 2012
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2428th 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 • 1970
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