Monday, September 23, 2013

Mae West: Come to Find Out

They came to find out more about MAE WEST at Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, 22 September 2013 and the new adaptation of her play "Diamond Lil" — — and they went away with gifts such as vintage photos and rare caricatures of Mae West in her prime as Diamond Lil.
• • Here are the names of our lucky Raffle Winners from yesterday: Sarah Rathbun and Janelle Howard.
• • Different raffle prizes will be awarded in the autumn after each performance.
• • Five more performances are left.  Hope to see you soon.
• • On Tuesday, 23 September 1947 • •
• • The headline was: "I've Come to Find out, Says Mae."
• • The Singapore Free Press wrote: Mae West invited goggle-eyed British reporters to "come up and see me sometime" when she ran the first gauntlet of them on her arrival at Southampton at two o'clock on Wednesday morning. 
• • Just to keep everything above board, Mae asked them all to a press reception at the Savoy Hotel, explained The Singapore Free Press (on page 3) in their issue dated for Tuesday, 23 September 1947.• • Mae was in the United Kingdom to star in "Diamond Lil."
• • On Tuesday, 23 September 1969 • •
• • Production on the motion picture "Myra Breckinridge" began in September — — on Tuesday, 23 September 1969 — — and Mae West (cast as Leticia Van Allen) received top billing.   Production concluded on 26 February 1970.
• • See "Diamond Lil" This Autumn! • •
• • By popular demand, actress Darlene Violette — — and the wonderful cast who brought the Bowery denizens and Suicide Hall’s ne’er-do-wells to life — — will return in “Diamond Lil” for several evening performances at Don’t Tell Mama [343 W. 46th Street] on these dates in 2013:
• • 7:30pm on Sunday October 27th — Hallowe'en Party — come in 1890s costume!
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 3rd — vote for Gus Jordan for Sheriff Night.
• • 8:30pm on Sunday November 10th
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 17th
• • 7:00pm on Sunday November 24th
• • Phone after 4pm to reserve a seat: 212-757-0788; RSVP online:
• • Closest MTA subway stations: 42nd St./ Times Sq. via A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 
• • The public is invited (suitable for age 18 and over). Join us as we turn the iconic NYC nightspot Don't Tell Mama into Gus Jordan's "Suicide Hall"! 
• • The Cast: Starring Darlene Violette as Diamond Lil, Queen of the Bowery and also featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher and live music by Brian McInnis
• • Director: Co-directed by Dena Tyler, The Actors Studio, and Darlene Violette.
• • Come up and see for yourself. You might even win a swell Raffle Prize.
• • Watch a short clip: Diamond Lil meets Pablo, a gigolo
• • Read a Review of "Diamond Lil" • •
• • L'Idea Magazine's editors attended four times and had a lot to say. Here's the link:
• • Staying faithful to the gritty themes in the novel, LindaAnn Loschiavo trimmed the work to 85 minutes for a cast of eight.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "There will never be another Duse. There will never be another Shakespeare. And there will never be another Mae West."
• • Mae West said: "I believe in placing things in the hand of Fate. So far it has been very good to me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The New Movie Magazine mentioned Mae West.
• • George Raft, signed by Paramount after his outstanding performance in "Scarface," stands in danger of being rushed into a stardom for which he is not ready. Raft, by his own admission, is not a great actor, unless the role happens to fit. In his first important picture, "Night After Night," those two old troupers, Alison Skipworth and Mae West ran off with practically all of the honors.  ...
• • Source: The New Movie Magazine; published in January 1933 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2747th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

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• • Mae West Diamond Lil returned for Mae's birthday

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