Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mae West: "Sin" Banned

Could the purity police in New York State pulverize the career of MAE WEST? Just when the star of Paramount Pictures was getting ready for a publicity junket timed with the release of her latest motion picture "It Ain't No Sin" — — which would have to be recalled, re-titled, and revised — — the tomahawks came out in the month of June in 1934.
• • "Mae West Film Banned" • •
• • New York, June 20 — On the eve of its release, Mae West's new film, "It Ain't No Sin," has has been banned in New York State. Officials of the Paramount Company state that this film will be recalled and considerably altered before it is released.
• • Source: Item: Morning Bulletin (Queensland); published on Thursday, 28 June 1934.
• • On Friday, 13 June 2008 • •
• • In 2005, Joe Franklin enjoyed seeing scenes from the stage play "Courting Mae West" — — and on this date he had a chance to get acquainted with the cast selected by director Louis Lopardi when Joe popped in on a dress rehearsal in Times Square on Friday the 13th [13 June 2008].
• • Joe Franklin took photos with the actresses and you can see these pictures from 2008 on some earlier blog posts. When he hosted his TV show "Memory Lane," Joe had invited Mae West to be his guest half-a-dozen times and he recounted some of her naughty quips, amusing the cast a great deal with these personal glimpses.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Do the best you can with what you've got."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Dallas Observer mentioned Mae West.
• • Elaine Liner wrote: High camp: Mae West in a feather boa in She Done Him Wrong. Low camp: Jamie Farr in a dowdy dress on M*A*S*H.  Camp adjacent: Every cock in a frock in the mock campy Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, whose national tour is now at the Dallas Summer Musicals at Fair Park. ...    
• • Source: Article: "Kind of a drag" by Elaine Liner for Dallas Observer;  published on Thursday, 21 May 2013
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started eight years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2670th 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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