Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mae West: Fun on New Year's

MAE WEST is ready to party hearty. Are you? Smile and enjoy it all.
• • On Monday, 31 December 1923 • •
• • According to Jon Tuska: For the week of 31 December 1923, a chorus girl named "Mae West" appeared in the burlesque show "'Round the Town" for Mutual.
• • On Saturday, 31 December 1927 at Club Deauville • •
• • Mae West spent New Year's Eve on Saturday night, 31 December 1927, entertaining a crowd.
• • The nonfiction book "The Year the World Went Mad" is exclusively focused on the most vibrant events and the most fascinating individuals of 1927. Author Allen Churchill wrote: "Another New York night club listed a gala unveiling for New Year's Eve. This was Mae West's Club Deauville, at Park Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street. Here a New Year's Eve Supper was advertised for a cover charge of ten dollars. Together with this went "A Program of Distinctive and Unique Entertainment Conceived and Directed by the Distinguished Star in Person." ... How we wish we knew more.
• • On Tuesday, 31 December 2013 • •
• • Wishing all of our readers a very happy and safe and wonderful New Year's Eve.
• • Around the World with Mae West • •
• • Did you know you could find Mae West in Alaska? There is a location popular with fishermen called Mae West Lake in Valdez-Cordova.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Her take-off on Eva Tanguay, the unrestrained, hippy favorite of soldiers, sailors, college boys and tired business men of that day, invariably won her the greatest applause. It practically gave Mae West her start in show business.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Gee, I loved the boys. Went around with lots of them and played with them. There was a gang of us — of course, we would have fights."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about "The Real Mae West" offered some interesting details.
• • Good or bad?  Is Mae West a destructive influence on minds of today's movie-goers? Read the first part of the life story of the real Mae West starting in this issue of New Movie Magazine.
• • Aileen St. John Brenon wrote: Mae West never forgets a friend nor a kindness, and seems to have an inexhaustible memory for the faces of those who have crossed her pathway in her long journey from Brooklyn to Broadway.  ...
• • Source: "The Real Mae West" written by Aileen St. John Brenon for The New Movie Magazine; published in June 1934   
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2821st 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: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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