Monday, July 21, 2014

Mae West: Sensation with Sheriff

It was July 21st, 1921 when The New York Clipper mentioned MAE WEST.
• • "Answers to Queries" • •
• • The New York Clipper wrote: Frank Tinney was at the Moulin Rouge (New York Theatre) in "A Winsome Widow." There were also Harry Kelly, Chas. J. Ross, Leon Errol, Chas. King, Elizabeth Brice, Emmy Wehlen, Harry Connor, Sidney Jarvis, The Dolly Twins, and Mae West.
• • On Friday, 21 July 1933 in Los Angeles • •
• • On Friday, 21 July 1933 a wire service photo from Wide World with an attached paper caption explained that "Mae West Blonde Stage and Screen Star Made a Sensation at the Huge Public Barbecue Given by Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz." Mae is wearing a sweet small hat in the photo, seemingly inspired by the perky paper caps worn in the 1930s by soda jerks.
• • Eugene W. Biscailuz [12 March 1883 — 16 May 1969] was the 27th Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California and organized the California Highway Patrol.
• • On Monday, 21 July 2008 in Utah • •
• • A scene from Mae West's play "The Drag" was performed in Salt Lake City, in the heart of Mormon country, at 7:00 pm on Monday, 21 July 2008.
• • Who gets to decide what works are suitable to be offered to the public? That was the question on the minds of the interesting people who run Utah's Plan-B Theatre Company.
• • 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 • •
• • Mae West and vaudeville dancer Frank Wallace came to the end of the marriage they started in 1911, and managed to keep secret 24 years. Wallace came to court and withdrew his suit for $1,000 monthly separate maintenance against the former film actress.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I am captive to myself."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article about Paul Novak discussed Mae West.
• • Christopher Hawtree wrote: Among the many men who used to call by Mae West's house in Santa Monica, California, after working out on nearby Muscle Beach was a wrestler called Mr Baltimore, who has died aged 76. Otherwise known as Chester Krauser [born 1923], he had been in the chorus line of West's mid-1950s nightclub act. West was 62 and had currently been involved with two other hunks from her stage act. But as West recalled, the 32-year-old Mr Baltimore 'had an air of serious liveliness about him one day that I supposed conveyed his happiness at having me all alone.'
• • Christopher Hawtree continued:  Mr. Baltimore became Paul Novak during his long liaison with Mae West. Of Polish origins, he had been born Chester Ribowsky in Baltimore, and had served in the merchant navy as a gunner in the second world war and in Korea.  Chester and Mae remained together to the end — — their union cemented by his new name.  ...
• • Source: Obit written for The Guardian {U.K.];  published on Wednesday, 21 July 1999
• • 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 2961st 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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