Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mae West: Enticing Angles

Set sail aboard the MAE WEST. The language of the site is in Norwegian but their tribute to Mae West can be divined in any language.
• • See "Mae West the star" — —
• • The sailing vessel, as you might expect, has lovely curves.
• • Mae West Says • •
• • This charming cartoon was printed in newspapers in 1934. Don't you love it?
• • On Wednesday, 23 February 1927 • •
• • Variety sympathized with Mae West and the others whose Broadway shops were closed down due to a contagious censorship epidemic. This article ran on Wednesday, 23 February 1927.
• • On Friday, 23 February 1934 • •
• • The Hays Office read "It Ain't No Sin" — — early drafts of the script for the next Mae West picture — — and they were horrified. On Friday, 23 February 1934 the censors expressed themselves to Paramount Pictures, writing that "the general flavor of the story, in our judgment, is highly offensive, and the general story factors based on, as they are, upon seduction, gambling, robbery, and arson . . .  suggests to us the type of picture which we, in this office, would be compelled to reject ...."
• • On Sunday, 23 February 1997 in The Los Angeles Times • •
• • Ken Hughes wrote: It was 4 in the morning when the phone in my London apartment rang and a voice from 8,000 miles away asked, "How would you like to come to Hollywood and direct a movie with Mae West?" One small fact had, it seemed, been overlooked: Mae West had director approval. ...
• • Source: Article: "Acting Had Nothing to Do With It; How was it to direct Mae West in her final film? Don't ask" written by retired director Ken Hughes for The L.A. Times; published on page 29 on Sunday, 23 February 1997.
• • On Monday, 23 February 2009 in Los Angeles • •
• • At 7:30 on Monday evening, 23 February 2009, both film critic Kevin Thomas and author Charlotte Chandler were panelists at UCLA. Chandler was there to discuss her new biography of Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "A kiss is a man's signature."
• • Mae West said: "I don't dare go anywhere alone. Always manage to be in a group, where I won't be bothered."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West. But was she ill or was she acting? At this time Mae was arguing with Paramount about making a personal appearance in New York City. Coincidence?
• • "Mae West, Flu Victim" • •
• • West Coast Bureau of THE FILM DAILY Hollywood — Mae West was in bed today, not to write a new script, but to receive treatment for the flu. The attending physician, Dr. P. G. White, saw some possibility of pneumonia developing. ...
• • Source: News Item printed in The Film Daily; published on Wednesday, 28 October 1936 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2586th 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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