Sunday, December 02, 2012

Mae West: Otho Lovering

MAE WEST starred in "I'm No Angel" [1933] and Otho Lovering got credit for film editing.
• • Otho Lovering [1 December 1892 — 25 October 1968] • •
• • Born in Philadelphia on Thursday, 1 December 1892,  Otho Lovering took a fancy to the screen trade. By his 20s, he was in the NYC office of Vitagraph Pictures. He went to California for a job with Paramount Pictures. His early work was on varied fare such as "Devil and the Deep" [1932] with Cary Grant and Gary Cooper; "I'm No Angel" [1933] starring Mae and featuring Cary Grant; "All of Me" [1934], a drama starring George Raft; "You’re Telling Me!" [1934], a W.C. Fields comedy. But gradually Lovering began to specialize in Westerns.
• • From 1928 — 1968, he was involved in film editing 81 titles for Hollywood and TV. He directed four pictures and worked in the Editorial Department as well. 
• • Otho Lovering suffered the rupture of a main artery. He died in Santa Monica on 25 October 1968. He was 75. 
• • On Thursday, 2 December 1943 • •
• • Critic Guy Savage wrote: "The Heat’s On" (AKA "Tropicana") is a sly knock at censorship and how it affects the entertainment industry. Broadway legend Fay Lawrence (Mae West) is in "Indiscretions" — — a show destined to flop — — until producer Tony Ferris (William Gaxton) gets the bright idea to rustle up free publicity on an indecency issue. ...
• • On Saturday, 2 December 1989 • •
• • "Mae West, Wilt, and the King" was written by Ira Berkow, who had interviewed Charles Miron. This article appeared in The N.Y. Times on Saturday, 2 December 1989.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Mae West always triumphs."
• • Mae West said: "I used to like to play Post Office."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A revealing interview with Mae West appeared in Singapore's paper The Straits Times (on page 6) on Sunday, 2 December 1934.
• • John Moffitt wrote:  At school Mae West found boys were the best playmates. When I was eleven years old, Mae says, there was a break. I wasn't one of those curly, cute, theatricals kids any longer. ...
• • Source: Article: "At school Mae West found boys were the best playmates" written by John Moffitt, in syndication to The Straits Times; published on Sunday, 2 December 1934
• • By the Numbers • • 
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