Monday, September 29, 2014

Mae West: No Swimming Pool

MAE WEST's salary in Hollywood afforded her the option of living in a mansion or simply, however she pleased. This is Part 2 of the article that quoted the star of stage and screen discussing her real estate holdings and her preferences; this interview was printed on September 26th.
• • "Mae in the San Fernando Valley" • •
• • By Grady Johnson, United Press Staff Correspondent • •
• • Beverly West, her sister and her husband, Vladimir Baikoff, will live with Miss West in
in the new place, which, by the way, afforded Mae opportunity to absorb rustic atmosphere for her next picture, "Go West Young Man."
• • "No Swimming Pool" • •
• • Her new home will be small and modest, Mae said. It will not boast a swimming pool, which by Hollywood comparison, is like living In the slums. "What I'm looking for," Mae said, "is a nice place so arranged that my sister and brother-in-law can live in entire privacy. Just as I can. That is one of the most important things in living. Privacy Is conducive to friendliness."
• • Not giving up her house in Manhattan nor her place in Kew Gardens • •
• • Miss West disclosed that she had no intention of giving up her New York residences — — the one in New York City and the other in Kew Gardens. "I never intended to buy out here, but when my sister came out to the West Coast, she wasn't comfortable in an apartment. So, to please her, I'm house hunting. I'm not much good at running a house, so she'll attended to all the details."
• • This concludes the article by Grady Johnson; for Part 1, see last Friday, September 26th.
• • Source: Times Herald (Olean, New York); published on Saturday, 26 September 1936.
• • On Tuesday, 29 September 1914 • •
• • The newspaper Philadelphia North American reviewed the more prominent variety artists who were performing onstage in the City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, 29 September 1914. The arts critic thought well of Mae, who was then calling herself "The Original Brinkley Girl." When he referred to her stage act, he called her a "nut comedienne."
• • On Friday, 29 September 1933 • •
• • It was on Friday, 29 September 1933 that Mae West signed the Release Dialogue Script form for her very successful motion picture project "I'm No Angel" for Paramount Pictures. Mae West was paid for the film's treatment, story, and screenplay.
• • Julien's Auctions sold this autographed Release to a fan for $128.00.
• • On Tuesday, 29 September 1936 • •
• • "Go West Young Man" starring Mae West (as the man-eating movie marquee marvel Mavis Arden) was released in the USA on 18 November 1936.
• • The production began in early August at General Service Studios and was all wrapped up on Tuesday, 29 September 1936.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Close friends and business associates of Emanuel Cohen gave him a surprise party Wednesday night at the Lake Norconnian Club, on the event of his birthday and also the launching of his first picture for Paramount release.
• • Present were Mae West, Warren William, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Swerling, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Piazza, Miss Madeline Brown, Miss Dorothy Kreider, Miss Ida Koverman, Bob Vignola, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nadel, Jack Indrisano, Leonard Spigelgass, Victor Shapiro, Wilfred Pineau, L. R. Davison, Daniel Hickson, Al Posen.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Look, I haven't got a bookkeeper's mind. I can't remember what I paid for those things five or six years ago."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Spectator mentioned Mae West.
• • There is, too, an exquisite little performance by Marion Wilson as Fifi; and a series of staggering irruptions into the scene by Enid Stamp Taylor, who has clearly made an intimate and successful study of the technique of Mae West, and who sports, in solitary splendour, an accent recognisably American.  ...
• • Source:  "The Theatre" from The Spectator Archive; published on Thursday, 24 September 1942
• • 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 3014th 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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