Monday, May 12, 2014

Mae West: Mass Every Morning

Jim Timony walked down the aisle with MAE WEST every morning. Did you know that? They had a habit of attending Mass together in Catholic churches, according to several syndicated news reports in 1933.
• • Hollywood — — When Mae West emphatically denied being married, Hollywood was quite surprised. All but her intimates thought her to be Mrs. James A. Timony, wife of the round-faced, good-natured Irishman who is her manager. But theirs is only a business relationship, they insist, although it is personal to the extent that Jim Timony called for Mae every morning during Lent and took her to an early Mass.  ...
• • Source: "Hollywood" syndicated column rpt in The Scranton Republican; published on Friday, 12 May 1933.
• • On Wednesday, 12 May 1971 • •
• • On Wednesday, 12 May 1971 Mae West, UCLA’s Woman of the Century, spoke to students after a screening of her 1933 classic movie “I’m No Angel.”
• • On Tuesday, 12 May 1998 • •
• • The record album "Mae Day: Masquers Club Salutes Mae West" was released on Tuesday, 12 May 1998 on the label Bacchus. The original recording date was on 14 April 1973.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Some historical roles for the stars:
• • The blond and lovely Elissa Landi would make an appealing Mary Stuart.
• • Loretta Young would bring Joan of Arc to life in a tragic, sweet way.
• • Mae West could portray the cold, cruel and jesting Queen Elizabeth.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'm single because I was born that way."
• • Mae West said:  "Up till a few decades ago a girl never got any education, so she couldn't argue or reason with you men.  And you men were so bound up with business that you forgot women had brains, too. So, to counteract that, the girls became a little foxy."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Ogden Standard-Examiner mentioned Mae West.
• • "Student Signs 'Mae West' — He Done 'em Wrong" • •
• • Hollywood, May 9 — CAP — Mae West says she has a new namesake — — and she isn't the only one who has "done 'em wrong," The actress received a letter from a teacher in Waldo, Kansas, telling of an arithmetic examination paper that was signed "Mae West." Asked why the name, the pupil replied: "Because I done 'em wrong."
• • Source: The Ogden Standard-Examiner; published on Wednesday, 9 May 1934 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2911th 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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