Monday, November 25, 2013

Mae West: Commemoration in NYC

MAE WEST was toasted on Friday, 22 November 2013 in Manhattan.
• • The annual commemorative supper for Mae West was hosted by LindaAnn Loschiavo.  Here is one photo from a memorable night with dedicated Mae-mavens.
• • On Saturday, 25 November 1911 in Variety • •
• • The opening night cast of "Vera Violetta" at the Winter Garden did not include the misbehaving  and Gaby-upstaging Mae West. Her antics during the out-of-town try-outs brought about her dismissal. Variety (perhaps without knowing it) printed a face-saving explanation in their issue dated for Saturday, 25 November 1911, indicating Mae had pneumonia. Hmmm, no doubt brought about by standing in an icy draft when Gaby Deslys opened her mouth wide and blasted her.
• • On Tuesday, 25 November 1947 in Australia • •
• • Australia's Savoy Theatre announced "Maurice Chevalier, Mae West now showing together on the same programme!! We have turned back the clock and from 1934 have brought you the Happiest Entertainment of 1934 — — Maurice Chevalier, Jeannette MacDonald, Charlie Ruggles in "One Hour With You" and also Mae West, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold in "I'm No Angel" now at these times . . .
• • Source: The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, 25 November 1947.
• • On Thursday, 25 November 1943 in NYC • •
• • Bouquets did not shower Mae West after her film "The Heat Is On" was released right before Christmas in December 1943. Trading on The Big Apple's fondness for the Brooklyn bombshell, this ill-fated project had a special New York City premiere on Thursday, 25 November 1943.
• • On Tuesday, 23 November 1980 • •
• • A private service for Mae West was held in the Old North Church replica, in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, on Tuesday, 25 November 1980.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Here is Mae West on the set, with Cary Grant, Romayne, secretary to Wesley Ruggles, the director, and William LeBaron, who is credited with having sponsored the stardom of both Miss West and Bing Crosby. .
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Star (in Malaysia) mentioned Mae West.
• • Englishman John Chilsom, who likes animating things, teamed up with Austrian Josef Probst, and Mae West is one of their life-like marionettes. Their show "Stars on Strings" will run in Malaysia until December 9th.
• • Ahmad Izzrafiq wrote: Now, for the first time in Asia, catch the pair in an exclusive three-week only show dubbed ‘Stars on Strings’ at Resorts World Genting.
• • Ahmad Izzrafiq wrote:  With a unique combination of storytelling, compelling humour and music, the pair moves thousands of strings, breathing life to ‘stars’ including singing animals and icons such as Michael Jackson and Mae West.  ...
• • Source: Article: "Get ready for an all-in-one mind-blowing show in Genting" written by Ahmad Izzrafiq for The Star; published on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2795th 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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• • Mae West commemorative supper for Mae on Nov. 22nd

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