Monday, December 02, 2013

Mae West: Violent Racketeers

The Hawk (Cary Grant) nails Lou (Mae West)
MAE WEST will be seen this week in New Jersey and you won't want to miss her.
• • The Cinema Series at Bridgeton Public Library presents a night of Pre-Code Hollywood featuring "She Done Him Wrong" [1933], starring Mae West and Cary Grant.
• • Here's how librarians in The Garden State, using the Joisey form of English, described it: "Based off of West’s Broadway hit 'Diamond Lil' and set during the Gay 1890s, 'She Done Him Wrong'’ concerns Lady Lou (West), a Bowery saloon singer who struggles against the violent racketeers of her workplace and the reformist tendencies of a Salvation Army director (Grant)."
• • "Based off of West’s Broadway hit" — — why the elegance of the phrasing is not unlike the eloquence of a William Shakespeare or a writer for "The Jersey Shore."  Incomparable, is it not?
• • Along with the screening of “She Done Him Wrong,’’ Cinema Series host Patrick Boyle will offer a brief talk on the history of the Motion Picture Production Code.
• • WHEN: 7 o'clock on Thursday, 5 December 2013
• • WHERE:  Bridgeton Public Library: 150 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302; T.  (856) 451-2620
• • On Thursday, 2 December 1943 • •
• • Critic Guy Savage wrote: "The Heat’s On" (a.k.a. "Tropicana") is a sly knock at censorship and how it affects the entertainment industry. Broadway legend Fay Lawrence (Mae West) is in "Indiscretions" — — a show destined to flop — — until producer Tony Ferris (William Gaxton) gets the bright idea to rustle up free publicity on an indecency issue. ...
• • On Saturday, 2 December 1989 • •
• • "Mae West, Wilt, and the King" was written by Ira Berkow, who had interviewed Charles Miron. This article appeared in The N.Y. Times on Saturday, 2 December 1989.
• • On Monday, 2 December 2013 • •
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 2800th post! Hooray!
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The Mae West picture, "Go West, Young Man," was completed right on schedule. Emanuel Cohen, president of Major Pictures, celebrated with a party at the studio upon the completion of the picture, which was directed by Henry Hathaway, with a cast headed by Warren William, Randolph Scott, Lyle Talbot, Alice Brady, Isabel Jewell, Elizabeth Patterson, Margaret Perry, and others.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "When I was eleven years old, there was a break. I wasn't one of those curly, cute, theatricals kids any longer."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West's Personals" • •
• • Mae West is booked to make a personal appearance at the New York Paramount November 18, following a week in Chicago. Rudy Vallee is another booking to precede Miss West. ...
• • Source: Item in The Film Daily; published on Saturday, 17 October 1936 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2800th 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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