Friday, August 15, 2014

Mae West: A-Mae-Zing Stampede

MAE WEST will be heard on the radio in New Zealand tomorrow.
• • Kiwis can tune in on Saturday, 16 August 2014, to deejay Phil O'Brien, whose enjoyable program features music, reminiscences and entertainment, including your requests.
• • During Phil O'Brien's 9pm – 10pm segment, he will play "I Found A New Way To Go To Town" sung by Mae West [Dubois /Ellison/ Brooks]. A splendid radio show!
• • On Monday, 15 August 1921 • •
• • It was Monday, 15 August 1921 and Mae West was enjoying her debut in "The Mimic World" playing controversial characters such as Shifty Liz.
• • With "The Mimic World of 1921," the Shuberts had hoped for a big hit. Additionally, this revue was inaugurating their new roof theatre, Century Promenade, that featured a restaurant and a promenade overlooking Central Park. However, the show opened to mixed reviews from a number of top critics.
• • Mae West wore a daring black velvet dress onstage, "cut at either side to display her bare hips," wrote Women's Wear [24 August 1921], quaking under such a sartorial shock. Clearly, this was Whoopee Wear.
• • On Sunday, 15 August 1993 • •
• • Molly Haskell wrote an article "Mae West's Bawdy Spirit Spans the Gay 90s" and it ran in The New York Times, Section 2, on Sunday, 15 August 1993. 
• • On Wednesday, 13 August 2014 • • 
• • On Wednesday, 13 August 2014 there was a fascinating Mae West Tribute in Manhattan. The theme was: "Mae West in Bohemia — — Gin, Sin, Censorship, and Eugene O'Neill."   The event was announced in several major media outlets, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. And on August 13th, it was billboarded on the front page of the NYPL's site, causing a happy stampede to 425 Sixth Avenue. Here's a serene picture of the gathering at 6:15pm — — before all hell broke loose.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The first time W.C. Fields drunkenly stumbled into the studio, Mae shouted, "Pour him out of here!" Very quickly, everybody knew she meant business.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Men are my hobby. If I ever got married, I'd have to give it up.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in a journal mentioned Mae West.
• • Dr. Jim Eckman wrote: Helen Gurley Brown, the “Cosmo Girl,” proudly displayed a Mae West quote in her office:  “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”  ...
• • Source: Article for Issues in Perspective; published on Saturday, 25 August 2012
• • 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 2981st 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

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