Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mae West: Shirley Temple Dies

During the 1930s, MAE WEST and Shirley Temple were featured together in lavish spreads for Look Magazine and in other publications. Occasionally, the curly-haired child star was photographed in an 1890s gown, hand on hip, deliberately imitating Mae's trademark gesture.
• • "I'm Polly Tix. Boss Flynn sent me over to entertain you." • •
• • For example, in the film "Polly Tix in Washington," little Shirley, with her hand on her hip, struts across a room and seduces a baby senator in diapers with a sultry voice saying, "Oh come now, you can be had."
• • Santa Monica, California native Shirley Jane Temple [23 April 1928 —10 February 2014] began working for a living as a tot.
• • In 1931, her parents propelled her into dance classes in Hollywood when the moppet was only three years old.
• • Extremely talented and enormously popular, Shirley Temple made about 40 films during the Depression, out-performing the box office offerings for many adult actors.
• • Shirley Temple died on Monday in Woodside, California. The screen legend was 85.
• • In 1967, British artist Jann Haworth put together this "Hollywood family" collage featuring Mae West, Shirley Temple, and W.C Fields. The "mixed media" piece [50 inches high and 31 inches wide] was created using fabric, wood, and plastic. An English gallery noted that it was available for sale.
• • On Sunday, 13 February 1927 • •
• • Mae West was making headlines on this date. Don't you wish you knew how she felt about being on the front cover of The New York Times at the center of a scandal?
• • On Sunday 13 February 1927, The N.Y. Times ran these headlines:
• • "Raided Shows Play to Crowded Houses" • •
• • One ["The Virgin Man"] Expiring, Is Brought Back to Life by Police Campaign — — May Seek Bigger Theatre.
• • PRODUCER DROPS "THE DRAG" — — No Further Effort Will Be Made to Present It, He Declares.
• • Source: New York Times, page 1, column 4; published on Sunday, 13 February 1927.
• • But eleven days earlier, "The Drag" was far from dead.
• • On Saturday, 13 February 1971 • •
• • Mae West was the cover girl on Nieuwe Revu (in the Netherlands), a magazine dated for Saturday, 13 February 1971, Issue No. 8.
• • On Sunday, 13 February 2000 • •
• • Vincent Canby looked back on the career of Mae West in an article "Mae West, Still There for Us to Come Up and See" published in mid-February in The New York Times [Sunday, 13 February 2000] and focused on her sexpot image in "My Little Chickadee," released in the USA on 15 March 1940.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Popular as she always has been with boys and men, Mae West has never married and she has very definite reasons why she, who typifies all that is seductive and charming to mankind, has preferred to pursue her career in real life alone.
• • The second installment of Mae West's real life story will appear in the July issue of New Movie Magazine.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Hiring someone to write your autobiography is like hiring someone to take a bath for you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Pittsburgh Courier mentioned Mae West.
• • Writing from New York, columnist Ted Yates announced: "Artists and Models" with Jack Benny and Martha Raye; "Doctor Rhythm" with Bing Crosby and Beatrice Lillie, and "Every Day's a Holiday" with Mae West.
• • Ted Yates added: "Artists and Models" was a huge success, and the new Mae West flicker recently released is showing at the Paramount theatre on Broadway.  ...
• • Source: Syndicated column rpt in The Pittsburgh Courier; published on day, 12 February 1938
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2853rd 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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