Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Mae West: Wealthy Americans

It was Friday, 8 January 1937 and the Great Depression was still in the news — — and so was MAE WEST's bank account. 
• • The headline read: "Wealthy Americans: W.R. Hearst and Mae West Head the List of Largest Salaries."
• • Washington, DC — According to a statement tabled in Congress, Mr. William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper proprietor, received the largest sum in salary, bonuses, and commissions in 1935, excluding income from investments. Mae West, the film actress, was a close second. Congress's list of the 10 most successful earners In the United States was: W. R. Hearst. 500,000 dollars (£Australian 125,000) and Mae West. 480,833 dollars (£A120,203) . . .
• • Generated by Australian Consolidated Press, the news item was printed in syndication on Friday, 8 January 1937.
• • Later this week, you will learn how much of her salary Mae got to keep.
• • On Tuesday, 8 January 1935 in Los Angeles • •
• • Busy working on her next motion picture, Mae West did have to miss half a day's shooting to attend the funeral of her father in Los Angeles in early January — — on 8 January 1935.
• • On Monday, 8 January 1940 in Hollywood • •
• • "My Little Chickadee" had wrapped. Universal was hard at work, courting Mae West and hoping to have her do another film for them.
• • On Wednesday, 8 January 2003 in Florida • •
• • Florida readers of the Sun Sentinel were greeted by an interesting article "Three's A Crowd If One Is Mae West" published in the newspaper on Wednesday, 8 January 2003.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Strong coffee is my weakness."
• • Mae West said: "Occasionally I drive out for a spaghetti dinner at Jack LaRue's Italian restaurant."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on Calgary mentioned Mae West.
• • Music Vice contributor Lindsay Goodwin wrote: Calgary’s Broken City is known for its punkish/ indie style. I had never been there before, as I usually stick to places that are within a few blocks of the C-train, but I was bored and felt outgoing. A dark little location downtown, it’s walls are covered with images, the bar is decorated with Christmas lights and a Mae West style couch tied the rest of the room together. ...
• • Source: Article: "The Famines at Broken City, Calgary, 8 January 2010 — Gig Review" written by Lindsay Goodwin for Music Vice; posted on Friday, 15 January 2010
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2540th 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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