Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mae West: Holding a Man

It was on Monday, 8 January 1934 when the headline read: "MAE WEST's Sister Is Married."
• • Beverly West, actress-sister of Mae West, and her manager, Vladimir Baikoff, were married in Chicago. Beverly and her first husband, Count Sergei Treshatny were divorced in 1927.   (Associated Press Photo)  ...
• • Source: The Bryan Daily Eagle (page 6); published on Monday, 8 January 1934.
• • On Tuesday, 8 January 1935 in Los Angeles • •
• • Busy working on her next motion picture, Mae West did have to miss half a day's shooting to attend the funeral of her father in Los Angeles in early January — — on 8 January 1935.
• • On Monday, 8 January 1940 in Hollywood • •
• • "My Little Chickadee" had wrapped. Universal was hard at work, courting Mae West and hoping to have her do another film for them.
• • On Wednesday, 8 January 2003 in The Sun Sentinel • •
• • Florida readers of the Sun Sentinel were greeted by an interesting article "Three's A Crowd If One Is Mae West" published in the newspaper on Wednesday, 8 January 2003.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The new year didn't pass in the film colony without resolutions. Here's what some of Hollywood's stars have promised themselves. ...
• • Mae West has resolved to do this: Not to give another interview on "How to Hold a Man." After all, I've never had one, Mae West told us.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Like men? Sure, I've known lots of them, but in later years I've never found one I liked well enough to marry." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Artist Robert Indiana mentioned he was a fan of Mae West.
• • Karen Michel wrote: There's also a series of work quoting from American writers, another referencing the civil rights movement, and one inspired by Mae West; it's called The Sweet Mystery.  "I was great fan of Mae West," Indiana says. "And she was a mystery; everybody wondered, is she a woman, or is she a man?" He chuckles.
• • Karen Michel wrote: The mystery of the American Dream is a theme throughout Indiana's work, as well — and he says it, too, is elusive.  "The American Dream, that's our folly," he says with a rueful laugh. "That's our folly. Look where we're ending up." ...
• • Source: Article: "Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By 'LOVE' No Longer" by Karen Michel for WBUR; published on Saturday, 4 January 2014.
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2827th 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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