Friday, September 26, 2014

Mae West: Moving Day

MAE WEST discussed her real estate holdings and preferences in an article printed on September 26th.
• • "Mae West and the San Fernando Valley" • •
• • By Grady Johnson, United Press Staff Correspondent • •
• • HOLLYWOOD — — When Mae West abandoned her be-mirrored apartment in favor of horses, dogs and chickens on her brother's ranch, the film colony gasped.
• • Reports trickled in from San Fernando Valley like this:  Mae was tired of the bright lights. Mae wanted peace and quiet. Mae wore blue denim overalls. And Mae liked her animal friends better than her Hollywood friends.
• • But it wasn't true what they said about Mae. They couldn't get the East out of West, so to speak, and Mae is going to town — — within a few blocks, in fact, of her old Rossmore Boulevard apartment, where she hopes to find a larger house.
• • "I like to know that there are crowds passing in front of my place," the star explained. "I guess that's a left-over from New York — — but those great open spaces got on my nerves." Mae left the four-room establishment in which she has lived since she arrived In Hollywood for no other reason than there wasn't enough room.
• • Beverly West, her sister and her husband Vladimir Baikoff, will live with Miss West in the new place, whlch, by the way, afforded Mae opportunity to absorb rustic atmosphere for her next picture, "Go West Young Man."  . . .
• • To be continued on Monday, September 29th.
• • Source: Times Herald (Olean, New York); published on Saturday, 26 September 1936.
• • On Saturday, 26 September 1931 in Billboard • •
• • About "The Constant Sinner," Jack Mehler wrote that "it has the makings of a good money show, both for Miss West and the Shuberts who are reported in on it." Mehler's entire review was published in Billboard's issue dated for Saturday, 26 September 1931.
• • On Tuesday, 26 September 1939 • •
• • On Tuesday, 26 September 1939 Joe Breen had outlined plenty of no-nos in his written comments for Maurice Pivar, an executive at Universal, letting him know what the censors objected to in "My Little Chickadee."  For instance, a "revealing white lawn blouse" worn by Mae West's character, Joe Breen warned, must not expose too much cleavage, tsk-tsk.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • No less an authority than Edna Woolman Chase, editor-in-chief of Vogue, a smart fashion magazine, has been widely quoted as declaring that "we are really going Mae West."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I had to come in like a streak of lightning."
• • Mae West said: "If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Ithaca, New York newspapers mentioned Mae West.
• • "Coming on Sunday — — MAE WEST in 'BELLE of the NINETIES' at The Strand Theatre"
• • Source: Item in The Cornell Daily Sun; published on Tuesday, 25 September 1934 
• • 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 3013th 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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