Monday, March 03, 2014

Mae West: Rio Theatre

"MAE WEST Is Back," announced The Evening News on Friday, 3 March 1944.
• • Two features, "The Heat's On." Mae West, Victor Moore, 11.50; her own, apparently the producers of "The Heat's On," new at the Rio Theatre yesterday, felt differently, else they wouldn't have tossed everything but the kitchen sink into her newest film effort.
• • The result is that she is sandwiched in between a group of musical specialties by Xavier Cugat and his orchestra, Lina Romay, Latin American singer, Hazel Scott .... they spoil the continuity of the story. As a result, Miss West's appearances are more or less irregular. She does, however, score heavily in her sequences.  . . .
• • Source: Review by The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA); published on Friday, 3 March 1944 .
• • No, Mae did not take the stand on 3 March 1927 • •
• • A familiar image of a smiling Mae West at her "Sex" trial in New York City on Thursday, 3 March 1927, has the incorrect caption that she was "on the witness stand." However, Mae did not take the stand in March nor in April 1927. Why? Mae's motivations are dramatized in the play "Courting Mae West" during the chaotic courtroom scene [Act I, Scene 5].
• • On Tuesday, 3 March 1936 • •
• • On 3 March 1936, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the opening week of "Klondike Annie" was record-breaking. "The Gold Rush Is On," the editors wrote.
• • On Thursday, 3 March 1955 in Jet Magazine • •
• • Jet Magazine printed a sad piece of news — — "Mae West's Chauffeur, Ray Wallace, Commits Suicide in Indiana" — — in their issue dated for 3 March 1955. Sitting inside the actress's plush Cadillac, the 44-year-old former G.I. hooked up the exhaust pipe to flood the vehicle with toxic fumes. He lay under a quilt and breathed his last. Mae's Caddy was parked on a farm near Patoka, Indiana at the time.
• • On Friday, 3 March 1978 • •
• • A gala premiere of "Sextette" starring Mae West took place at the Pacific Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California at 8:30 pm on Thursday, 2 March 1978.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • A perfect white rose was delivered to her trailer to replace the one in a tall crystal bud vase on her dressing table. The enclosed card read "Good Morning, Mae" but was unsigned. Even so, Mae West thinks she knows which fan has been sending them to her every day during production, though she has never met him.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'm always wishin' they'd just hand me somethin' I didn't have to fool around with, but it's really a good thing. I'd never have developed otherwise."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Morning Call mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West's wisdom" • •
• • The Rev. Sharon Holt Harfman in her Feb. 22 Faith and Values column wrote about love and said, "We just can't get enough of a good thing."
• • Mae West once said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." West, like Rev. Harfman, knew what she was talking about.  ...
• • Source: Article in The Morning Call; published on Friday, 27 February 2014 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2861st 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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