Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mae West: Free in Fort Pierce

Enjoy a matinee with MAE WEST.
• • At 2:00pm on Friday, 6 December 2013, you can enjoy a showing of "Every Day’s a Holiday” [1937] starring Mae West and Edmund Lowe. Set during December 1899 in New York, the scenes (at Rector's, etc.) are festive and gay with holiday decorations as Peaches O'Day tries to bring in some extra cash by selling the famous Brooklyn Bridge to a hapless German tourist, among other mischief. 
• • Admission is free and the film is 79 minutes.
• • Where: Fort Pierce Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce, Florida; Tel. 772-462-2787.
• • On Tuesday, 5 December 1933 • •
• • On Tuesday, 5 December 1933, the night Prohibition was repealed, while Mae was being photographed in a Hollywood speakeasy with Gary Cooper, her sister was performing in Chicago, Illinois. Beverly had bookings for her popular "Mae West Act" in the heartland during most of the winter of 1933.
• • According to a newspaper reporter: Beverly West, actress Mae West’s little sister, recalled that an usher on the house staff of a theatrical production that she was starring in ran to the stage and handed her a drink. She said, “I downed it before you could bat an eye. After all, I learned everything I know from my sister!”
• • Source: Article: “Borough Thirsty — — Ready to Celebrate Repeal Tonight on Wave of Liquor” printed by The Long Island Star-Journal; published on Tuesday, 5 December 1933.
• • On Tuesday, 5 December 1933 in The L.A. Times • •
• • The Mae West robbery led to a trial and this was covered by numerous newspapers. The L.A. Times printed some of Mae's remarks in their edition dated for Tuesday, 5 December 1933.  On the witness stand, Mae had said: "I have known Voiler for a number of years. He has now turned out to be a snake in the grass."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Sam Coslow and Ralph Rainger have been assigned to do two songs for Mae West's new picture, as yet untitled.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “The wages of sin are sables and a film contract.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Hollywood movies mentioned Mae West.
• • "Peering into the Past" • •
• • "The House of Rothschild" collected the most green at the box office in 1934.
• • Mae West was the champ lettuce picker.  ...
• • Source: Gossip column in The New Movie Magazine; published in January 1935 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2803rd 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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