Friday, September 05, 2014

Mae West: "Night" at 1 o'clock

You can catch MAE WEST in Nassau County on a big screen today, in her first role for Paramount Pictures "Night after Night." Set in a speakeasy, and starring George Raft, this 1932 film will be offered in Long Island at lunchtime. The program will include other Prohibition Era short subjects, according to the event organizer, cineaste John Carpenter.
• • Where: East Meadow Library at 1886 Front Street
• • When:  1:00 pm on September 5, 2014; T.  (516) 794-2570 ext 218, Ms. Jude Schanzer, Program Director.
• • On Wednesday, 5 September 1934 • •
• • The syndicated series called "Me and My Past" focused on actress Mae West.
• • This lengthy up-close look by Mae West (as told to Leicester Wagner)  — — "Any Woman Can Outsmart a Man, Mae West Says" — — was reprinted in newspapers across the USA on Wednesday, 5 September 1934.  
• • Among other matters, Mae West discusses ("How Her Famous Gait Was Born with Ed Wynn and Frank Tinney") the development of her slow, studied, slouchy strut while appearing on Broadway in "Sometime" with Ed Wynn, a comedian who moved very quickly across the stage.
• • On Friday, 5 September 1952 in Colorado • •
• • On Friday, 5 September 1952 in Denver, Adlai Stevenson gave a speech that included a piece of wisdom — — "it is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" — — and this statement has been incorrectly attributed to both Abraham Lincoln and Mae West.
• • 74 Birthday Candles Lit for Raquel Welch • •
• • Happy Birthday to Raquel Welch, whose career was not boosted by "Myra Breckinridge" [1970], though her curves made the poster memorable. Born on Thursday, 5 September 1940, the former model is 74 years old today. When they co-starred together, Mae West was 77 years old. You think about it, honey.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • A symmetrical, satin-clad Mae West, flared up on the witness stand today and the court was sufficiently impressed to call a recess.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I got my own individual style. You can always tell Eugene O'Neill — — and you can always tell Mae West." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • "Catholic Crusade Gains" • •
• • New Orleans — About 1,800 Catholics from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, in convention here, voted to stay away from pictures listed as indecent in their publication.  They also will send protests to producers, directors, and stars appearing in such pictures. The industry's production code will be used in judging films.
• • One delegate, C. Paul Baker of Loyola University here, disagreed with most of the resolution. He said films had no evil effect on him and that he would go to Mae West pictures whenever possible.
• • Source: Item in Film Daily; published on Thursday, 12 April 1934   
• • 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 2998th 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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