Friday, January 18, 2013

Mae West: Most Dynamic

Celluloid siren MAE WEST was winning new fans Down Under on Friday, 18 January 1935. Let's savor the shortie that appeared on this date in Queensland.
• • The screen's most dynamic personality ... • •
• • The Northern Miner wrote: The screen's most dynamic personality, Mae West, will again delight Charters Towers picturegoers when she appears at the Olympia Theatre to-morrow night in her latest sensation "I'm No Angel." Fast action is the keynote of this entertaining production, which is a hectic tale of circus life in the old Wild West. Top hits sung by Mae fill the picture including "That Dallas Man," "I'm No Angel," and "I Found a New Way to Go to Town."
• • Source: News Item (on page 3) of The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Queensland) on Friday, 18 January 1935.
• • On Thursday, 18 January 1934 • •
• • On the third day of the robbery and jewel heist trial in Los Angeles, on 18 January 1934, Mae West was called to the witness stand to speak about Edward Friedman.
• • Worried after receiving death threats, and flanked by a human shield of husky detectives, Mae West entered the courtroom strikingly garbed in purple in Los Angeles. Career criminal Edward Friedman was charged with robbing the movie queen of $12,000 worth of diamonds and $3,400 in cash.
• • On Tuesday, 18 January 1938 • •
• • Editorials began to appear defending Mae West after the uproar of Catholic groups who were reacting to "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" and the Garden of Eden skit. One man who wrote an editorial critical of the FCC was George C. Guinther. His open letter to the FCC, defending Mae, ran in a newspaper on Tuesday, 18 January 1938.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West was asked: "Which type of man makes good marriage material?"
• • Mae West said: "Homely men make good husbands. They usually have more S.A."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A recent book review mentioned Mae West.
• • Review: "The Entertainer" depicts old Hollywood • •
• • Associated Press wrote: Even after finding his groove as an actor, Lyle Talbot was still a bit of a wide-eyed kid from Nebraska. He was a partygoer and ladies' man, but he was so put off, even frightened, by actress Mae West's in-your-face sexuality that he hid out for a  week to avoid joining the road company of "Sex," her latest scandalous play. ...
• • Source: Deccan Chronicle (in syndication); published on Tuesday, 15 January 2013
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2550th 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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2 comments:

Phoenix Reagan said...

I absolutely ADORE your site-I visit daily. You're a wealth of Mae-formation!

Thanks and Keep it up! :)

Mae West NYC said...

Thank you, Phoenix. I hope you will become a follower of Mae's blog. Pleased to meet ya, honey!