Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mae West: Jubilee Jealousy

It was July 11th and an Australian woman was asking: "What's MAE WEST got that I haven't?" Let's explore this delicate question.
• • "Jealous of Mae West" • •
• • Sydney-Dubbo women are protesting against an offer made to Mae West and bubble dancer Sally Rand to play Lady Godiva at the Jubilee celebrations.
• • Fortunately for everybody, the American ladies have turned down the offer.
• • Last week committee members asked Mae West and Sally Rand to ride a white charger through Dubbo "wearing only their hair."  Mr. J. Miles, committee secretary, said local girls and his wife protested:  "What's wrong with Australian girls?" 
• • And I told them: "There's nothing wrong with you girls, except that you haven't got long hair."
• • One Dubbo girl asked: "What's Mae got that I haven't?" Nobody has answered her yet.
• • From New York City, Mae West said, she would like to accept the offer, "because they probably have not seen a horse out there for a long time." But present commitments would prevent her from leaving America. ...
• • Source: Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW); published on Tuesday, 10 July 1951. 
• • PHOTO courtesy of Mark Desjardins, Canada
• • In July 1933 • •
• • In July 1933, Mae West was congratulated by the Central Association for Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Milwaukee for popularizing the plump figure — "a boon for motherhood."
• • On Tuesday, 11 July 1944 • •
• • Mae West's play "Catherine Was Great" opened for a tryout at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, 11 July 1944.
• • Meanwhile, in Europe the Battle for Normandy was being fought.
• • On Saturday, 11 July 1992 • •
• • Originally broadcast on WNIB on Saturday, 11 July 1992 was the "Those Were the Days" radio series.
• • The program hosts wrote: We remember W.C. Fields and Mae West this afternoon with a special segment devoted to those two guest stars. ...  You’ll hear many broadcast clips featuring W. C. Fields and we’ll have a complete broadcast featuring Mae West in her most historic radio appearance ...
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I have no time for weak women."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Fortune Magazine's special feature "100 great things about America" included Mae West.
• • The editors wrote: For the 4th year in a row, Fortune highlights those wonderful, unique people, places, products, and ideas that give American life its undeniable moxie. ...
• • 3. Moxie — —  Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Kaufman, Kanye West, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Don King, the list of American originals — — mavericks who have refused to entertain anything remotely close to the status quo — — goes on and on. ...
• • Source: Article: "100 great things about America"; published on Wednesday, 3 July 2013
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2690th 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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