Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mae West: Curves All Over

An event on 20 December 2012 will delight fans of MAE WEST. Terry Sanderson selects side-splitting clips from some of the funniest women who ever entertained an audience, including Mae West, Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Caroline Aherne, and Joyce Grenfell. The program, which begins in the evening at 7:30 pm, is introduced by comedienne Kate Smurthwaite. They are selling tickets, so inquire.
• • WHERE: The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, The Master's House, London, SE11 4TH, England.
• • Tell them you heard about it on The Mae West Blog.
• • Ted Allan [1910 — 20 December 1993] • •
• • Ted Allan worked with Mae West when she starred in "Belle of the Nineties" [1934] as the still photographer. His portraits of Ruby Carter (Mae), and her gaudy retinue, were used on lobby cards and other promotional material for Paramount Pictures.
• • Born in Clifton, Arizona in 1910 as Theos Alwyn Dunagan, by the age of 24 the photographer had shortened his name to Ted Allan, and was employed in Tinseltown in the Camera and Electrical Department of Paramount, MGM, Columbia, and other movie makers. From 1934 — 1965, he was attached to 16 projects on the big screen, though often uncredited. Later on, he also did TV work.
• • Ted Allan died in Burbank, California in the month of December — — on Monday, 20 December 1993. He was 82 years of age.
• • On Monday, 20 December 1926 • •
• • It was on Monday, 20 December 1926 that the controversial tabloid Evening Graphic printed a publicity picture of Mae West onstage, costumed as Margy LaMont, actor Barry O'Neill sprawled out in a chair, under her. In her 1926 Broadway play, Mae wanted to depict a woman who has power over her men, a novel idea at the time for theatrical dramas.
• • On Monday, 20 December 1937 • •
• • On Monday, 20 December 1937, The Hollywood Reporter heaped praise on Mae West and "Every Day's a Holiday," writing that the motion picture was "sumptuous in atmosphere and setting." They continued: "Mae is Mae as always, sartorially magnificent in the stunning wardrobe designed for her by Schiaparelli." And she wore it well, let's not forget.
• • On Tuesday, 20 December 2011 • •
• • An Internet-only auction, featuring rare autographed photos of Mae West in 1933, etc., ended on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 at 5 o'clock in the evening (Pacific). It was organized by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles. 
• • In Her Own Words • • 
• • Mae West said: "I walk two or three miles a day. I eat lots of proteins and . . . I don't think about anything that might bother me." 
• • Quote, Unquote • • 
• • An article published in December 1954 interviewed Mae West. 
• • Mr. Bacon wrote: Mae West, the gal with the body in neutral and the hips in overdrive, invited me info her boudoir ...
• • Source: "Reporter Visits Mae West's Boudoir Finds Curves All Over the Place" written by Bacon in Hollywood, printed in Albuquerque Tribune; published on Monday, 7 December 1954
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2521st 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 • 1934
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