Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mae West: Enjoy SEX Again

Get acquainted with a play by MAE WEST today in Greenwich Village.
• • On Her Shoulders will present a free staged reading of "Sex" by Mae West, directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar on Wednesday, 18 June 2014.  Doors open at 6:30pm. The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Celia Braxton. Running time, including a post-performance talk-back is 2.5 hours.
• • The performance will be held at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street.
• • R.S.V.P.  to OnHerShouldersReservations (at) gmail (dot) com.
• • Tell them you heard about "Sex" on the Mae West Blog.
• • On Tuesday 18 June 1935 • •
• • On Tuesday 18 June 1935, the Camperdown Chronicle in Australia printed an article. Their local Theatre Royal was going to feature, as its Wednesday attraction, Mae West in "Belle of the Nineties."
• • Camperdown Chronicle wrote: Mae West's amazing new contribution to screen history, "Belle of the Nineties," reveals the Paramount screen sensation more beautiful and alluring than ever as the foremost charmer of the gallant Southland of the Gay and Naughty Nineties.
• • On Thursday, 18 June 1959 • •
• • "You'd have thought that a favorite bootlegger had come back from Atlanta," wrote drama critic Robert Garland in the New York Evening Telegram in his review of "Diamond Lil" published on 5 April 1928. "Mae West makes Miss Ethel Barrymore look like the late lamented Bert Savoy."
• • Born on 15 August 1879, Ethel Barrymore died in the month of June — — on Thursday, 18 June 1959. Praised for her work on the stage, Ethel was an Academy Award-winning screen actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • "The Mae West Rack" • •
• • Publishers of the new 25-cent pocket series Bantam Books have nicknamed the above display-rack Mae West and are distributing it free to American book retailers.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
• • Mae West said:  "Camp is the kinda comedy that imitates me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about censorship Mae West.
• • "Producers Alarmed — — Ban on Films" • •
• • Hollywood, June 16. Big picture producers are alarmed at the effect of a ban by the National Women's Council on famous studios such as Paramount and United Artists because of alleged suggestive or indecent pictures. It is rumoured here that it may mean the end of the careers of Mae West and Anna Sten if the ban extends.  ...
• • Source: Article for The Queensland Times; published on Monday, 18 June 1934
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2938th 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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• • Mae West in 1926

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