MAE WEST was receiving threats in May 1934. To help her out, an item appeared in "Behind The Scenes in Hollywood," a syndicated column, on Thursday, 31 May 1934.
• • Harrison Carroll wrote: The D. A.'s office here is checking on a man who has been making inquiries as to whether Mae West can raise enough cash to pay a $60,000 premium on an annuity policy, figuring there might be some connection between this and the phone and letter threats Mae has been receiving.
• • Harrison Carroll added: Anyone curious about it may learn here that Mae West couldn’t raise more than purse money should her life depend on it. She never cashes her paycheck.
• • "Non-negotiable" • •
• • Harrison Carroll continued: Her investment advisors, Murray Ellman, Murray Feil, and James Timony, turn her salary into non-negotiable insurance policies and bonds, keeping out only enough money for current bills and Mae's "mad money."
• • Source: Syndicated column “Behind the Scenes in Hollywood” written by Harrison Carroll; printed in The Daily Iowan (Iowa City); published on Thursday, 31 May 1934.
• • On Monday, 31 May 1999 • •
• • There was a 30-minute episode "Mae West" on TV's E! Mysteries and Scandals: Season 2, Episode 14. It aired on Monday, 31 May 1999.
• • On Tuesday, 31 May 2011 • •
• • On the BBC's "The World Accordion to Phil," Scots accordionist Phil Cunningham featured the vaudeville accordionist who secretly married Mae West. This TV episode was first broadcast on Tuesday, 31 May 2011, in the UK. You can watch it online.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Beauty may only be skin deep, but it's what's underneath that makes the skin beautiful. Keep healthy, and you'll keep good looking."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The L.A. Times mentioned Mae West.
• • Mark Savage wrote: Dorothy Barrett stood in front of her beginning acting students, ranging in age from 7 to 20, and gave them the benefit of wisdom gained during a career that has ranged from performing in major studio films to coaching future television stars. "It's not what you say, but how you say it," she tells her 40 students, echoing Mae West. "It's not what you do, but how you do it. You must project yourself to your audience." ...
• • Source: Article: "For the Love of Their Craft" by Mark Savage for The L.A. Times; published on Monday, 24 October 1994
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