• • "A Member of Mae West Troupe Accused of Striking Blow" • •
|Landing at Idlewild Airport, NYC|
• • Judge Armond W. Scott postponed sentencing until he returns on September 20th from a trip abroad. Penalty on the charge could be $1,000 fine or a year in jail.
• • Krauser remained free on $300 bond.
• • Source: Syndicated feature rpt in The Kansas City Times; published on Saturday, 30 June 1956.
• • On Sunday, 30 June 1935 • •
• • Frank Wallace was quite a talker when a news man was present. He told the New York American that Timony began living with Mae West and one day he pulled over in a "fine, big automobile" with Mae inside, happily wrapped up in a fur coat. "He said I ought to realize my marriage to Mae was a fizzle and that she could not afford to be married because there was a future waiting for her in show business."
• • The newspaper ran a long interview with the washed-up vaudevillian in their issue dated for Sunday, 30 June 1935.
• • On Wednesday, 30 June 1937 • •
• • The Straits Times in Singapore was up to date with Mae West, in their own fashion. On Wednesday, 30 June 1937, this was the headline on page 12: "Mae West Comes East to Singapore."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • By the way, Mae West is now working on her new contract by the terms of which she gets $100,000 a picture. They also say that the curvaceous one also gets about half that amount again for providing her own story and, be it known, Mae won't stand for anybody's writing stories for her pictures but Mae.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Very few people know my secret ambition to be a lion-tamer. It began when as a child my father took me to my first circus at Coney Island. Through the years I mentioned it very rarely and only to intimates. The response to my enthusiasm was mainly negative and uninspiring. People were incapable of understanding unless they themselves felt the same driving fiery compulsion I had toward lion-taming."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A movie review focused on Mae West.
• • "'I'm No Angel' at State Today" • •
• • The Sandusky Register wrote: With all the traditional fireworks of the old wild west shows, Mae West appears here, on Sunday, in her new picture "I'm No Angel," opening a four day run at Warner's Ohio. Mae West has given herself the difficult task of bettering her first picture, "She Done Him Wrong," which lifted her to the top of the cinematic ladder.
• • It is a modern jam, concocted by Miss West herself, presenting her in the picturesque characterization of a rowdy, wise-cracking carnival dancer and singer. She becomes a lion tamer, has nerve enough to put her head in the lion's mouth, and becomes a sensation in a New York circus. There she captivates society millionaires.
• • Mae sings five "scorch" songs • •
• • She sings five "scorch" songs, dances a glorified shimmy number known as "the midway," wears tights, enters a cage with savage lions, and wisecracks. Her supporting cast is headed by Cary Grant as her "tall, dark, and handsome" sweetheart. Kent Taylor, Edward Arnold, Gregory Ratoff, Ralf Harolde, Dorothy Peterson, Gertrude Michael, Russell Hopton, and William B. Davidson also have prominent roles. . . .
• • Source: Review (on page 2) written for The Sandusky Register (Ohio); published on Sunday, 12 November 1933
• • By the Numbers • •
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