Monday, April 21, 2014

Mae West: Stateside in Texas

MAE WEST will be in Austin, Texas on April 30th. Consider yourself invited.
• • In anticipation of the The Paramount Theatre's 100th birthday next year, The Paramount and Stateside theaters are presenting the year-and-a-half-long "Paramount 100: A Century of Cinema" film series, which celebrates the history of movies from the silent film era to the present day. Starting in January 2014, motion pictures have been screened in chronological order. 
• • April is marking a shift to the 1930s and the era of the talking pictures.
• • On Wednesday, 30 April 2014 • •
• • "She Done Him Wrong" — — Film pairs Cary Grant and Mae West as an undercover Federal agent and a saloon singer who fall in love. Double feature with "Blonde Venus."
• • Where: The Paramount and Stateside theaters on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas.
• • On Saturday, 21 April 1934 • •  
• • Mae West on the front page of Picture Show Magazine thrilled her British fans.
• • What a beautiful cover of Picture Show Magazine with that celluloid couple, Mae and Cary Grant. This very collectible United Kingdom publication was dated for Saturday, 21 April 1934.  Mae was happy to promote her film "I'm No Angel" to the English movie-goers.
• • On Thursday, 21 April 1938 • •
• • SAINT LOUIS, April 21 (INS) — — Boys in their early teens prefer Mae West to Shirley Temple, but they would rather take part in some athletic event than to attend a movie.  ...
• • These were some of the conclusions drawn by officers of Optimist International, a service club with headquarters in St. Louis, on the basis of questionnaires answered by members of representative Junior Optimist Clubs in twenty-two cities scattered throughout the USA and Canada.
• • Source: Item on page 7 in The Kane Republican; published on Thursday, 21 April 1938.
• • On Monday, 21 April 1975 • •
• • Released in a hardcover edition on Monday, 21 April 1975 was "Mae West on Sex, Health and E.S.P." written by Mae West.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • William LeBaron, Paramount producer, says that Mae West, whose four productions he has handled, will alternate between modern screenplays and those requiring costumes in the future, but will not attempt in any way to alter the type of her portrayals.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I've never had any face lifts either. You can tell by my hands and wrists. They can't operate on your hands. I've never had anything done, and I look the way I did when I was 22."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Sydney Morning Herald mentioned Mae West.
• • Elissa Blake wrote: The American ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's fractious relationship with his wisecracking dummy Charlie McCarthy seems to owe something to that of the maker and model depicted in Collodi's story. A ribald exchange between Charlie and the actress Mae West broadcast in 1937 (''You're all wood and a yard long,'' West purred) was ruled ''indecent'' by the Federal Communications Authority and saw West banned from the NBC network until 1950.  ...
• • Source: Article written by Elissa Blake for The Sydney Morning Herald; published on Saturday, 12 April  2014 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2896th 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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