• • "Mae West Film Banned" • •
• • "From Murderess to Army Lassie" • •
• • It cannot be exhibited in any Australian State. In New Zealand, however, the film was permitted to be released.
• • It is competent for the film exchange concerned to appeal to the Appeals Board against the decision of the censorship.
• • In "Klondyke Annie'' Mae West plays the role of a woman who has committed a murder, and is escaping to Alaska on board a ship. The only other passenger, a Salvation Army lassie, dies just before the vessel reaches Nome.
• • Mae lands in the goldfields town wearing a Salvation Army uniform, and immediately begins an uplift campaign.
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Film Banned" in Sunday Mail (Brisbane); published on Sunday, 24 May 1936.
• • On Wednesday, 23 May 1928 • •
• • An article in Variety discussed the costumes designed by Dolly Tree for Mae West.
• • Variety wrote about Mae's lingerie for her boudoir scenes, those daring nighties of "heavy cream lace and yellow chiffon flounces" . . .
• • Source: Article: "Diamond Lil'' written by the Drama Desk of Variety; published on Wednesday, 23 May 1928.
• • On Monday, 23 May 1949 in Life • •
• • Actress Sarah Churchill had the cover of Life Magazine's issue dated for 23 May 1949 but inside there was a grand pictorial devoted to Mae West — — all this for 20 cents.
• • The article "America's favorite hussy comes back again as Diamond Lil" began on page 104. Life featured rarely seen half-tones from the 1920s: Mae onstage in "Sex"; Mae with the cast in court; Mae shaking hands with the prison warden of Welfare Island; Mae pointing to "the pie wagon" she rode in after her arrest as she explains prison life to a group of society women; etc. Life included photos of Mae as a Hollywood star, too.
• • Life wrote: "At 55 Mae is handsomer than ever," emphasizing this point with a colorful full-page portrait of the Broadway icon costumed for her show in a black, gray, and white gown rimmed with gray fur and crowned with a saucy hat, so heavy that she must steady it with a gray-gloved hand. A portrait fit for a Bowery queen.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • "Record N. Y. Paramount Run" • •
• • By holding over for a fifth week, Mae West's "Goin' to Town" sets the big-run record at the New York Paramount, it was pointed out yesterday by Boris Morros, managing director. Previous record of four weeks also was held by a Mae West film, "I'm No Angel."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I've always believed a homosexual is a male body trapped with a female soul. They must experience both male and female emotions before they can become free."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A political gadfly mentioned Mae West.
• • "GDS and security, Mae West and Estonia" • •
• • D. Moss,Esq. wrote: Servicemen during the Second World War kept their morale up in many ways. Among others by having pin-ups, dear old Mae West among them. ...
• • Source: D. Moss, Esq., columnist; posted on Friday, 16 May 2014
• • By the Numbers • •
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