Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mae West: Gloria de Haven

Gloria de Haven skipped out on her own show to see MAE WEST onstage. Let's discuss this escapade during July, Gloria's birth month.
• • Frances Langford and Gloria de Haven went AWOL from their own shows in Las Vegas to sneak a look at Mae West's fabulous first night at the Sahara Hotel.  ...
• • Source: Item in Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico); published on Friday, 30 July 1954.
• • Gloria de Haven [23 July 1925 ] • •
• • Born in Los Angeles on 23 July 1925, sultry Gloria de Haven became an actress and a singer. For many years, she was a contract star for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and then worked in television.
• • On 23 July 2014, she turned 89 years old.  Happy Birthday, Gloria de Haven.
• • Born in Florida, pretty Frances Langford [4 April 1913 —  11 July 2005] was a singer who was featured on radio programs and also made film appearances.  In the month of July, it's nice to commemorate her, too.
• • On Wednesday, 31 July 1974 • •
• • "Sex is good for you," says Mae West. And an interview published in The Australian Women's Weekly began with that provocative, bold opening when they printed a profile of the sultry star. "I've never had anything to worry about," Mae assured the Aussie reporter. "It's always been success, success, success." ...
• • Source: The Australian Women's Weekly on page 29; published on Wednesday, 31 July 1974.
• • Save the Date: Wednesday, August 13th • •
• • Wednesday, 13 August 2014 will be the next Mae West Tribute in Manhattan and the event will start at 6:30 pm at 425 Sixth Avenue. The theme will be: "Mae West in Bohemia — — Gin, Sin, Censorship, and Eugene O'Neill."   
• • Details: August 13th event
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • King-siding at Mae's sensational nightclub debut in Las Vegas was laughing boy, Johnny Ray — — once again with his ex — — Marilyn Morrison.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “The wages of sin are sables and a film contract.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in a  newspaper discussed Mae West.
• • "Movie-Go-'Round — Mae West's Success in Las Vegas Stirs Talk of Picture Deals" • •
• • Dorothy Manners wrote:  HOLLYWOOD (INS) — — It figures that a passel o' plans would be announced for Mae West now that she and her chorus of gladiators are selling out all their shows.  The muscle boys are the riot of Las Vegas at The Sahara. Producers are ready to sit down with her as soon as Mae completes driving her nightclub swine. If she ever does, that is.  They're battering down the doors to see the indefatigable old gal in Vegas.  ...
• • Source: Syndicated column rpt in Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico); published on Saturday, 31 July 1954 
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 10th anniversary • •    
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during this past decade. 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 2969th 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 1954 at the Sahara Hotel

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