Friday, December 06, 2013

Mae West: Goes A-Partying

MAE WEST's family is almost as interesting as she is, herself, declared a staff writer for a fan magazine in November 1934.  Let's take a look.
• • Since her Dad, an ex prize-fighter, moved into the apartment house with his famous daughter, the corridors are filled with more cauliflower ears and gold teeth to the square yard than you ever saw in all Madison Square Garden!
• • Dad is a swell guy and will bet on anything. The other day, there were two flies on a door, just sitting there minding their own business. Up comes Dad and offers to bet us either way on which one would fly away first!  . . .
• • Dad likes to recall the time he was raising English bull dogs, as a young fellow, and naming the brutes after all the girls in the neighborhood. As the gals would stroll by, Dad would call: "Here, Emma ! . . . come here, you ugly little mutt, etc.!" And, boy, were those girls sore!  ...
• • Source: Gossip column in The New Movie Magazine; published in November 1934
• • Dated on Wednesday, 6 December 1978 • •
• • There was an auction for a personal check signed by Mae West and dated for Wednesday, 6 December 1978. The $12.13 payment was slotted for "General TelePhone" and the typed memo explained it was for ''Services at the ranch.'' This item was not sold at the auction, however.
• • On Tuesday, 6 December 1994 • •
• • It was on Tuesday, 6 December 1994 that Christie's New York held an auction listed as "Film and Television Memorabilia." One light-hearted Mae West item was "A box of approximately 120 red, white, and blue poker chips; a deck of cards from the Roosevelt Hotel." This lot of goodies was sold for $345.00 — — and now the deck is stacked at someone's house.
• • 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:  “"Biographies — — that's what I like best.  I like everything that is true, I mean."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Hollywood parties mentioned Mae West.
Mae West and Gary Cooper
• • "Hollywood Goes A-Partying" • •
• • Emanuel Cohen gave a party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cooper. Cohen, you know, is head of Paramount. Everybody from the Paramount studio was there. Frances Drake came with Randy Scott, Mae West with James Timony, Gail Patrick with Lanny Ross, George Raft with Virginia Pine, Toby Wing with Jack Oakie.  ...
• • Mae West wore the famous West diamonds, and made a late entrance very impressively.  ...
• • 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 2804th 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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