Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mae West: B.B.C. Cutbacks

On the last day of September, the overseas fans of MAE WEST saw this woeful headline: "Mae West Radio Turns Cancelled." 
• • LONDON — September 29 — To save dollars, the B.B.C. has cancelled two Mae West broadcasts, dropped the 'trans-Atlantic quiz' and other programmes featuring American artists.
• • As star in her own stage show 'Diamond Lil' at a West End Theatre, Mae West will be paid over £1000 a week.
• • Source: Item in Townsville Daily Bulletin; published on Tuesday, 30 September 1947.
• • On Saturday, 30 September 1911 • •
• • On Friday, 22 September 1911, 18-year-old Mae West was in the spotlight. On that date, "A La Broadway" had opened at the Folies-Bergere Theatre, New York, NY. This short-lived revue (produced in an expensive venue) closed on Saturday night, 30 September 1911.
• • Variety noted on September 30th: "Folies Bergere Experiment Reaching an End."
• • On Sunday, 30 September 1934 • •
• • Andre Sennwald wrote an article "Lines for a Mae West Scrapbook." It was published in The New York Times on Sunday, 30 September 1934.
• • On Saturday, 30 September 1944 • •
• • On Saturday, 30 September 1944 Mae West, who was playing the Empress of Russia, moved her show "Catherine Was Great" from the Shubert Theatre to the Royale, the playhouse that had originally welcomed Diamond Lil and her boisterous Bowery hijinx in 1928.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West was given a birthday party on the set of "Go West Young Man" at the Triangle ranch in Corona. The party also celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Henry Hathaway, wife of the director.  Emanuel Cohen, head of Major Pictures, attended the affair, as did Mrs. Baikoff, Mae West's sister.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I think a woman may owe a man a lovin'.  But not a livin'!"
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Hollywood — Having started production on the Mae West film, Emanuel Cohen, president of Major Pictures, now has his next five pictures in preparation.  ...
• • Source: Item in West Coast Bureau of Film Daily; published on Friday, 14 April 1936 
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 10th anniversary • •    
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during this past decade. The other day we entertained 1,223 visitors. 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3015th 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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