Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Mae West: Edna Bennett

An actress often cast as a nurse, maid, saleslady, or an aristocrat was featured with MAE WEST in the motion picture "Klondike Annie" [1936] as a dancer.
• • Edna Bennett [17 June 1899 — 9 June 1976] • •
• • Born in June — — on Saturday, 17 June 1899 — — was a little girl who aspired to a life in the limelight.  The year after the Wall Street crash, she was on the silver screen in a featured role. By then the 31-year-old actress must have had other credits; unfortunately, we know very little about her.
• • From 1930 — 1962, actress Edna Bennett was hired for appearances in 20 motion pictures. She had a bit part as a dance hall girl in "Klondike Annie" when she was 37.
• • Despite a lackluster Hollywood resume, Edna Bennett went out in style. Though she had a modest part in “That Touch of Mink” [released on 14 June 1962], she got to work with Cary Grant, formerly a leading man who co-starred with Mae West some 30 years before. After this film, she retired from the screen.
• • Edna Bennett died in Keene, New Hampshire on Wednesday, 9 June 1976. She was 76.
• • On Thursday, 5 June 1975 • •
• • Stanley Musgrove's Log dated for Thursday, 5 June 1975 recalled Mae West explaining that her own method of birth control was a silk sponge tied to a string.  Mae also claimed she taught this barrier method to Fanny Brice who, until then, had several abortions. An odd conversation topic perhaps during June 1975, when Mae was 81 and barren, but there you have it.
• • On Saturday, 5 June 2010 in New Zealand • •
• • Mae West is still on the music charts.  Mae's rendition of "Mister Deep Blue Sea" charted on Saturday, 5 June 2010 on New Zealand's Jazz Music Chart at position 104.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I only carry my purse money. Not that I am unable to look after my own money, or would spend it recklessly, but it's just bad business to carry a lot of money around Hollywood."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Wayne Koestenbaum's new show was inspired by Mae West.
• • Mohammed Fairouz wrote: Wayne Koestenbaum's "Pierrot Lunaire" assumes that the New York School that it constantly refers to is the center of everyone's world: a world in which Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf interact with Mae West, Patty Duke and Diana Vreeland through the lens of a newly reimagined "Pierrot" stock character.  ...
• • Source: Article: "Pierrot Lunaire" written by Mohammed Fairouz for the HuffPost; posted on Friday, 24 May 2013
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2664th 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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