Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mae West: Rent Mae's Pillow

More and more lodge-owners are dedicating one unit to commemorate MAE WEST. Here are some "Mae West Room reviews" written by satisfied globe-trotters (but no pictures, alas).
• • The Mae West Room • •
• • Hotel Keizershof (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) • •
• • A traveler wrote: The Hotel Keizershof is located in a great location — — within walking distance of all the main attractions, yet in a quiet enclave. However, it can get loud if you have a room facing the canal. We stayed in the Mae West Room, the smallest of all the rooms. The room, very comfortable and clean, comes with a shared bathroom and shower, which was fine and we never had to wait.  . . .
• • The Inn at Long Lake (Naples, Maine) • •
• • A married couple wrote: We were in the Mae West Room. Place is very charming, friendly, and full of antiques and memorabilia. The veranda is a perfect spot to enjoy hors d' oeuvres and the innkeeper's fabulous cookies!
• • On Friday, 30 July 1937 • •
• • The headline read: "Marriage of Mae West — Court Order Sought." And the legal battle was ever so much longer than their relationship.
• • Los Angeles, July 28 — A petition by Frank Wallace, a vaudeville performer, for an order decreeing that he and Mae West, the film star, were still man and wife, was refused by the Court today. The Court was satisfied, however, that the two had been married on April 11, 1911.
• • Miss West admitted early this month that she had married Mr. Wallace in 1911, but denied that she had ever lived with him. She alleged that he had married again without having obtained a divorce from her.  Mr. Wallace brought an action to compel Miss West to admit their relationship and divide their community property, which, he said, exceeded £20,000.
• • Source: The Argus (Australia); published on Friday, 30 July 1937.
• • On Tuesday, 30 July 1957 in The N.Y. Times • •
• • Mae West sued Hollywood Confidential Magazine for defamation and the trial began in early August 1957 in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, 30 July 1957, The N.Y. Times ran an item explaining the issues at stake. Mae submitted sworn depositions to avoid testifying in person.
• • 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 • •
• • Only Mae West and Marlene Dietrich were permitted to choose their parts at Paramount.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "She who laughs lasts."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in a  newspaper discussed Mae West.
• •  "Miss Mae West — — Court Declares She Was Married in 1911" • •
• • "Husband's Request Refused" • •
• • The Court's order Is the outcome of a lawsuit brought by Mr. Wallace to compel her to admit the relationship, and to divide their joint property, which, he alleges, exceeds $100.000 dollars (£Aust 25,000).  Miss West for many years denied that she had ever been married, but early this month she admitted that Mr Frank Wallace became her husband 26 years ago. Miss West denied that she had ever lived with him, and alleged that he subsequently "remarried" without obtaining a divorce from her.  ...
• • Source: Article reprinted by The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW); published on Friday, Friday, 30 July 1937 
• • 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 2968th 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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