Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mae West: Vida y Adventuras

Canada called on MAE WEST to warm up the winter and she'll be there on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 with pleasure.
• • What:  Mae West and W.C. Fields co-star in "My Little Chickadee" [1940]
• • When: at 2:00 pm this Tuesday, March 12th
• • Where: Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; T. 905-885-4712.
• • Tell them you heard about it on the Mae West Blog. 
• • On Wednesday, 10 March 1926 • •
• • A news item noted that a new play by "Jane Mast" (Mae West) called "Sex" was coming to Broadway. This announcement ran in Variety's issue dated for Wednesday, 10 March 1926.
• • On Saturday, 10 March 1934 in Spain • •
• • During the 1930s, movie mavens in Spain used to buy Film Selectos Magazine. In their issue dated for Saturday, 10 March 1934, they printed this two-page feature: "Vida y Adventuras de Mae West" ("The Life and Adventures of Mae West") along with terrific photos. Rochelle Hudson was the Film Selectos cover girl in black and white.
• • On Saturday, 10 March 1934 in Australia • •
• • Staring Mae West, "I'm No Angel" had its Sydney opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on Saturday, 10 March 1934. This successful 87-minute comedy (9 reels) ran for eight weeks in Australia.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "No, I'm going straight — — to Australia." [final line in "Sex" written by Mae West]
• • To the San Francisco Examiner in 1929, Mae West said: "I write my plays in rehearsal."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight mentioned Mae West.
• • Emily Cattuna wrote: She played in several movies, her best being, “She Done Him Wrong,” sharing the bill with some of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men, from Cary Grant to W. C. Fields. She also wrote, produced, and stared in many plays and musical revues.  During the Depression, women flocked to see this risque, independent woman draped in furs and jewels and enjoying life while men were adoring her. Although some political and religious factions assailed her and tried to stifle her sexuality, I never recall her being called “fat!” ...
• • Source: Article: "Mae West a big, sexy hit despite her weight" written by Emily Cattuna for The Jersey Journal; published on Tuesday, 5 March 2013 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2601st 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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