Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mae West: Police Retribution

Burlington, North Carolina was abuzz when the new MAE WEST picture was coming to town.
• • "She Done Him Wrong" — — Another Laugh Special • •
• • The Daily Times-News announced on page 2: "Mae West on Friday and Saturday! She is a riot as diamond-decked Lady Lou, who did 'em all wrong (with Owen Moore, Cary Grant).
• • You will enjoy Miss West's colorful story, her racy dialogue, her stunning performance as Lady Lou.  And you will also enjoy her singing of the famous old "Frankie and Johnnie" as well as two hot new numbers written for this motion picture. Danger is just a part of the day's work on the Bowery in New York.  And Lady Lou judges her men by the diamonds they can give her, and she doesn't question where the diamonds come from.
• • "Saved from Police Retribution" • •
• • That's why Chick Clark (Owen Moore) is in Sing Sing for stealing diamonds for Lou.  That's why Gus Jordan (Noah Beery) is the present incumbent for Lady Lou's favors.  And how she is saved from police retribution is told in an exciting new screen feature, "She Done Him Wrong" by Paramount Pictures.  . . .
• • Source: The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina); published on Saturday, 18 February 1933.
• • On Saturday, 18 February 1933 in The New Yorker • •
• • An article on Mae West and her new film "She Done Him Wrong" was printed in The New Yorker in their issue dated for Saturday, 18 February 1933.
• • On Saturday, 18 February 1950 • •
• • "Mae West Sick" • •
• • NEW YORK, February 17 (A.A.P.) — Mae West collapsed on the stage at Rochester last night, but the show went on. She was unable to continue with the third act of the play, 'Diamond Lil.' It was presented without her. ...
• • Source: Item in The Courier-Mail (Brisbane); published on Saturday, 18 February 1950.
• • On 18 February 2004 in The Villager • •
• • "Mae's return court date" was the title in The Villager, a weekly newspaper in Greenwich Village. The cast and the author of “Courting Mae West” celebrated after a staged reading before a full house at Jefferson Market Library.
• • Source: The Villager, Volume 73, Number 42 | February 18 — 24, 2004
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • You should have seen Mae West practicing rope-twirling in the wide-open spaces of the Paramount lot!
• • "It's a good idea," murmured the hair-patting, hip-swinging blonde. "I've never had much trouble roping in my men, but this ought to make it even easier!"
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "It's got sex and comedy. It's my personality. I put in all the things the public expects of me. Yet it's different. None of my stories is the same. I never use anything I've done before for the basic plot. If you've seen one of my pictures, you haven't seen them all. I always forget everything I've ever done and so I start from scratch."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily Herald mentioned Mae West.
• • Joseph Finnigan, DPI Hollywood Correspondent, wrote: Mae West and Mister Ed team up in a rare TV appearance.   . . .
• • Source: The Daily Herald (on page 14); published on Monday, 17 February 1964  
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2856th 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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