Monday, March 11, 2013

Mae West: Fifty Cents

It was Sunday, 11 March 1956 when Princeton's student body could enjoy an evening with MAE WEST for fifty cents.
• • The New Jersey paper Town Topics printed a notice (on page 6) on Sunday, 11 March 1956. "Princeton Group Arts Film Classic Series presents Mae West and W. C. Fields in 'My Little Chickadee' — McCosh 50 (across from University Chapel) — Admission 50 cents — at 7 pm and 9 pm." Bet it was a wonderful Sunday screening.
• • Source: News Item in Town Topics, week of March 11 — 17, 1956 in Princeton, NJ.
• • On 11 March 1936 in NYC • •
• • The reviews of "Klondike Annie" starring Mae West — — as The Frisco Doll, Rose Carlton, Sister Annie Alden — — began appearing in the month of March. In Manhattan, there was an exclusive engagement at the Paramount Theatre, 1501 Broadway, N.Y., for the week of 11 March 1936
• • On Saturday, 11 March 2000 in Alaska • •
• • A midnight showing of "The Drag" by Mae West was held at Goldtown Nickelodeon Theater on Saturday, 11 March 2000 in Alaska. The director was Heather Paige.
• • On Thursday, 11 March 2011 in Las Vegas • •
• • Gary A. Warner writes: The Sahara Hotel and Casino, which dates to the days of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" and has featured the likes of Mae West and Marlene Dietrich in its showrooms, will close on 16 May 2011.
• • Gary A. Warner adds: Hotel officials said ownership was considering its options on whether to re-brand the hotel or redevelop the aging property. ... [Source: "Sahara hotel in Las Vegas to close in May" written by Gary A. Warner, Register Travel Editor, for The Orange County Register; posted on Thursday 11 March 2011].
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Of course I like diamonds. And who doesn't? I play with 'em like a kid with a set of bricks. Gold goes up and down. So does everything else. But there'll always be dames wanting diamonds and guys to buy them."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A shoddy essay (4035 words) on gay theatre, rife with misspelt words and odd punctuation, mentioned Mae West. A web site is actually trying to SELL some poor fool this trashy assemblage of 16 pages cobbled together by a dunce (or a chimp with a keyboard). Too risible and too too pathetic that nonsense like this has a price tag.
• • "Gay theatre in the 20th century" • •
• • A stupid essayist, one of MegaEssay's "experts," wrote this:  "Threw the persecution of the 20’s to the almost overwhelming on-slot of gay theatre in the early nineties these theatre pieces have helped shape both gay culture and strait cultures perception, or lack their of, of the ‘gay world’ integrating gay identities into mainstream culture.  ...  Gay men soon found themselves on stage in Mae West’s stage ...."
• • Source: MegaEssays (dot) com — not intentionally a humor site
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2602nd 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: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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