Monday, June 16, 2014

Mae West: Unusual Type

MAE WEST was being appreciated in Queensland on June 16th.
• • Cairns Post announced: On 16 June 1934, Beattie's Theatre, Babinda. "She Done Him Wrong," "Midnight Club," and "Flowers and Trees" in all Technicolor.
• • Cairns Post wrote: The popular Mae West Paramount production, "She Done Him Wrong" features Miss West as the Bowery Darling who was faithful just as long as her diamonds held out. Mae West proves herself quite an unusual type of performer. She sings in a most unusual manner "Frankie and Johnnie" and "Haven't Got No Peace of Mind." Included in the cast are Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Noah Beery, and Gilbert Roland.
• • Source: Cairns Post (Queensland); published on Saturday, 16 June 1934.
• • On Thursday, 16 June 1932 • •
• • It was Thursday, 16 June 1932 when Mae West pulled into Pasadena, California on The Chief. She was unimpressed by the motion picture landscape she surveyed from the train station. "I'm a big girl from a big town," Mae told Los Angeles reporters, "coming to a little town."
• • On Saturday, 16 June 1934 • •
• • A featured article "Come Up and Meet Mae West" by Frank Condon appeared in Collier's Magazine, in their issue dated for Saturday, 16 June 1934.  Mae's recent robbery was described. And the actress explained why she did not like "Belle of the Nineties": "Too much of me in it. The story just didn't turn out right."
• • On Saturday, 16 June 1951 • •
• • Referring to a former cast member Sarah Allen, who was suing her, Mae West said: "It takes more than platinum blonde hair and shapely hips to be like Mae West."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West's latest picture, "Klondike Annie," has been fiercely attacked by the numerous publications owned by William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate. There are said to be personal reasons behind the attack, which is on the ground of decency. The Hearst papers declare that "Klondike Annie" is an outrage on public morality, and as a consequence, the picture is said to have had something of a boost in the United States.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "So this is the place where a leaf falls up in some canyon and they tell you it's winter."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Jon Tuska's book focussed on Mae West.
• • Jon Tuska wrote: On 16 June 1932, Mae left New York for Hollywood and a whole new career. ...
• • Source: The Complete Films of Mae West written by Jon Tuska; published in 1992
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started nine years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2936th 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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