Monday, August 18, 2014

Mae West: Boston Bling

MAE WEST is on her way to MFA Boston.
• • The Museum of Fine Arts has planned a fascinating exhibit:  “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen.”  As you might expect, this display will hit the highlights of the jewelry and the fabulous outfits that made much of the stylish allure of major screen stars of the 1930s and 1940s, from clothes-horse Gloria Swanson, Swedish beauty Greta Garbo, Anna May Wong, handsome Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and a very petite Mae West, who used huge platform shoes to enhance that long-legged illusion.  Costumes and fashions by Travis Banton, Chanel, Adrian, and other designers will be paired with glitter and glitz. During the show, highlights from famous films will be shown. 
• • When:  9 September 2014 — 8 March 2015.
• • Where:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Loring Gallery of Textiles.  
• • On Sunday, 18 August 1935 • •
• • In 1935 the discovery of Mae West's marriage license was still big enough news that The Gleaner carried a story on 18 August 1935 saying that Frank Wallace and Trixie Le Mae were visiting her mother, Lena Carey.
• • "Yesterday, incidentally, was Miss West's birthday," revealed her former husband Frank Wallace to the news media, "and — — she was 42."
• • "The nerve of a brass monkey," was Mae West's response.
• • On Monday, 18 August 1952 • •
• • The Lake Whalom Playhouse in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was happy to invite a Broadway star to delight its New England audience. Mae West was featured in their Program dated for the week of 18 August 1952.  Mae was starring in the play "Come On Up" (first known as "Ring Twice Tonight").
• • On Wednesday, 18 August 1954 • •
• • In her Hollywood column, syndicated on Wednesday, 18 August 1954, Louella Parsons wrote: "Mae West, who knocked them for a loop in Las Vegas, is at Malibu taking a vacation before she opens in Reno."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Miss Mae West, sex symbol of the 1920s and 1930s, turns 80 today, but she'd rather not talk about it. "I'll wait until I'm 90," she said.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Sex is like a small business; you gotta watch over it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in a paper mentioned Mae West.
• • "When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I've never done before." And Mae West's fans know there wasn't much she didn't do.
• • Now Sharon McNight does Mae West — — live and on stage.  ...
• • Source: Article in The Edge (Boston); published on Friday, 8 August 2014 
• • 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 2983rd 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 a Travis Banton costume, 1933

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