Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mae West: Adoring Esquires

The Australian fans of MAE WEST were eagerly anticipating her latest film in late August.
• • Mae West in "Every Day's a Holiday" • •
• • Mae West  goes back to her favourite period, the nineties of last century, for her latest film, "Every Day's a Holiday," a Paramount picture. It has a steady flow of Westian wit, such as "Let joy be unrefined," with a plot that gives the comedienne large scope. She has surrounded herself with an imposing array of male comedy talent, including Walter Catlett, Charles Butterworth, and Charles Winninger, and has included Edmund Lowe for romantic appeal, so that the film will not disappoint even the most critical of her admirers.
• • With a train of adoring esquires • •
• • Peaches O'Day (Mae West) comes to town in defiance of police orders to arrest her on sight, and successfully sells the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting foreigner, burgles a shop window, invades fashionable Rector's restaurant with a train of adoring esquires, and generally sets a lively pace for all concerned.
• • Handsome Captain McCarey (Edmund Lowe), of the police force, refrains from arresting her because he Is infatuated by her seductive charm. The comedy takes a new turn when Peaches, after an enforced absence from town, returns disguised as a French brunette, Mlle. Fifi, and takes a devastating revenge on her arch-enemy Inspector Quade (Lloyd Nolan).
• • Source: Article in The Queenslander (Brisbane); published on Wednesday, 31 August 1938.
• • On Monday, 28 August 1933 in Hollywood Reporter • •
• • According to a news item in The Hollywood Reporter published on Monday, 28 August 1933, Alexander Hall and George Somnes were set to co-direct the Mae West motion picture  "Belle of the Nineties."  However, these men were later replaced by Leo McCarey.
• • On Monday, 28 August 1939 in Life • •
• • Life Magazine's issue (dated 28 August 1939) included a half-page photo of Mae West.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • All in all the Mae West Revue is a show that is playing to capacity audiences every performance.  It is a show that is being acclaimed as the finest on any night club stage.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An item in a California paper mentioned Mae West and omitted the name of George Raft.
• • Eagle Rock Advertiser wrote: At the York Theatre, Wednesday, Thursday — — Return Engagement — — Mae West in “Night After Night." 
• • Source: Item in Eagle Rock Advertiser (Eagle Rock, Calif); published on Monday, 28 August 1933 
• • 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 2990th 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 1937

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