Monday, April 15, 2013

Mae West: Roger Imhof

MAE WEST portrays cunning Peaches O'Day, a turn-of-century con artist who poses as a famous French chanteuse to avoid arrest in "Every Day's a Holiday"  [released in the USA as holiday fare on 18 December 1937] and Roger Imhof was in the cast.
• • Roger Imhof [15 August 1875 — 15 April 1958] • •
• • Born in Rock Island, Illinois on Sunday, 15 August 1875 was a darling boy named  Frederick Roger Imhof. Off he went to join the circus, the Mills Orton Circus, becoming a clown. Between 1895 — 1930, he would be an active trouper plying the variety and burlesque circuits as he sharpened a wide range of skills from comic bits to contortion.
• • By 1932, he was 57 years old when he decided to pursue the screen trade, scoring featured roles in dramas, thrillers, and comedies.
• • In 1937, he was cast in the role of Trigger Mike in "Every Day's a Holiday" starring Mae West.
• • From 1932 — 1944, Roger Imhof was cast as an actor in 55 motion pictures.
• • At the age of 69, he bid a fond farewell to his fans in a big-budget film about an American president "Wilson" [1944]. Imhof's cast mates in "Wilson" included a number of character actors and supporting players who had the privilege of working with Mae West: Eddie Borden, Frederick Burton, Gino Corrado, Lester Dorr, Sam Flint, Francis Ford, Roy Gordon, Danny Jackson, and Dewey Robinson.
• • Roger Imhof died in Hollywood, California  on Tuesday, 15 April 1958. He was 82.
• • On Friday, 15 April 1927 • •
• • Taking advantage of the legal woes of his sister-in-law Mae West, Beverly's husband Sergei Treshatny obtained a divorce on Friday, 15 April 1927. Well, somebody had a nice weekend, eh?
• • The play "Courting Mae West" dramatizes aspects of Beverly's relationship with Sergei, her divorce, and her hot — cold bond with her older sister Mae.
• • On Tuesday, 15 April 2003 • •
• • On Tuesday, 15 April 2003, a paperback edition was published of this popular biography: "Mae West: An Icon in Black and White" by Jill Watts. A must-have title for any Mae maven.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I always use gags and wisecracks to get away from the sentimental."
• • Mae West said: "I've gotten a lot of bunnies on Easter but this is the first time I've ever received a husband."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Frankie Baker tried to sue Mae West and Paramount.
• • "Mae West Querelata" • •
• • Il Giornale Italiano wrote: Mae West e la Paramount sono state querelate da Miss Frankie Baker, orifilatrice di "Frankie and ,Iohnnny" la quale domanda 100,000 ili dollari per diffamazione di earat tenere "el film "She done him wrong." ...
• • Source: News Item: Il Giornale Italiano (Sydney, NSW;  published on Wednesday, 3 April 1935
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2627th 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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