Monday, May 27, 2013

Mae West: Ramon Ros

MAE WEST starred in "Goin' to Town" [1935] and Ramon Ros was used in a  scene requiring terpsichorean talents.
• • Ramon Ros [29 March 1908 — 26 May 1974] • •
• • Born in Colorado on 29 March 1908, Ramon Ros became a dancer.
• • The handsome 27-year-old made his onscreen debut as a tango dancer in Mae's motion picture "Goin' to Town."
• • From 1935 — 1951, Ramon Ros would participate in 16 motion pictures. For eight films he was used as a specialty dancer; for the other half he played a typical "faceless" role as a driver, guest, reporter, waiter, henchman, or hotel clerk.
• • He was the dance director for the Varsoviana number in "Tortilla Flat" [1942].
• • When he was cast as a hotel clerk for "Romance on the High Seas" [1948], his "High Seas" castmates included three individuals who had also had the privilege of working with Mae West: Bess Flowers, Gino Corrado, and Grady Sutton.  A "poverty row" studio produced his final onscreen project, the seldom seen "Rhythm Inn" [1951], where his skill in the dance numbers will be apparent.  
• • Ramon Ros died  in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, 26 May 1974. He was 66.
• • On Monday, 27 May 1935 • •
• • It was Monday, 27 May 1935 — — and Mae West fans were lining up to see the screen queen in "Goin' to Town" opening its exclusive engagement at the Capitol Theatre in Ontario, Canada.
• • That week in Ontario, these feature films were onscreen: "The Bride of Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and "Loves of a Dictator" starring Olive Brook (at the Tivoli).
• • On Friday, 27 May 2005 • •
• • Talented artist Tom Tierney released his wonderful "Mae West Paper Doll" book on Friday, 27 May 2005.  Dover published it. Tierney's research and his fabulous drawings of Mae are second to none. This is an a-Mae-zing keepsake to have and to hold.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I'm a woman who takes her time about anything, and this time problem wouldn't hold me back if and when the right man comes along."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An author mentioned Mae West in the first sentence of an essay.
• • Jonathan Huie wrote: Mae West — — known for her wit and double entendre — — said "too much of a good thing can be wonderful," but for the rest of us, "too much of a good thing" tends to be a confusing situation. ...
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Said 'Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Wonderful.' Was She Right?" written by Jonathan Huie for EzineArticles (dot) com; published in 2009
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2657th 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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