Friday, October 26, 2012

Mae West: Frosh Favorite

On Thursday, 26 October 1933, when Columbia University was an all-male Ivy League college in NYC, MAE WEST made the front page as their favorite female.
• • "Mae West Ideal of Columbia Frosh" • •
• • New York, October 25th — Mae West is the dream girl of Columbia University freshmen, the annual survey by Columbia students announced today.  Questionnaires  filled out by 325 freshmen showed a staggering majority for Mae West as the one woman qualified to make a freshman happy today.
• • Source: Article:  "Mae West Ideal of Columbia Frosh" syndicated and printed (on page 1) in The San Antonio Light; published on Thursday, 26 October 1933.
• • Frank McGlynn, Sr. [26 October 1866 — 18 May 1951] • •
• • Frank McGlynn, Sr. has the distinction of working twice with Mae, first as a justice of the peace in "Belle of the Nineties" [1934] and as a judge in "Goin' to Town" [1935].
• • Born on Friday, 26 October 1866 in San Francisco, California, he directed a dozen silent shorties between 1910 — 1915. The long and lean six-footer transitioned into talking pictures and, with his gaunt high-cheekboned face, he created memorable portrayals of historical figures such as Abe Lincoln during the 1930s and 1940s. His resume lists 132 cinema roles between 1911 and his final farewell "Hollywood Barn Dance" [1947], filmed when he was 81 years old.
• • Frank McGlynn, Sr. died in Newburgh, NY on 18 May 1951.  He was 85.
• • On Monday, 26 October 1959 in Time •.
• • Here's what Time Magazine's issue dated for Monday, 26 October 1959 noted about CBS news correspondent Charles Collingwood, who came up to see Mae West.
• • Time wrote: CBS-TV brass sat down and privately took in a video-taped Person to Person interview with the aging Sex Goddess Mae West — — and promptly canceled the earthy program because parts of it "might be misconstrued." Had Author West (Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It) said or done anything naughty before the cameras? "Certain minds always misconstrue everything," said the past mistress of double-meaning ribaldry. "I have a very big public that understands what I say."
• • On Thursday, 26 October 1995 • •
• • "Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her" [57 minutes] — — the VHS format was released on Thursday, 26 October 1995.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "If I hadn't started writing plays . . . I think I could have gone the other way and wasted my whole mentality and life on sex."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Marilyn Monroe mentioned Mae West.
• • Lidija Haas wrote: "There are tantalizing flashes of insight about how Marilyn Monroe developed her screen persona: Natasha Lytess encouraged her to imitate Mae West’s walk; Johnny Hyde told her to study Chaplin movies. ...
• • Source: Article: "Rewriting the Marilyn Monroe story" written by Lidija Haas for TLS; posted on Friday, 26 October 2012
By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2469th 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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