Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mae West: Popular Paperbacks

MAE WEST received attention when two of her novels were reprinted in Britain in paperback.
• • "The Constant Sinner" and "She Done Him Wrong" by Mae West [Virago, 1995] • •
• • Critic Robin Blake wrote: There's no doubt Mae West could write. She could also overwrite — — "night smeared its obliterating black pitch over the colours of earth" — — often lapsed into cliche and, although overall her dialogue was excellent, her black characters sound decidedly Uncle Remus. Never mind all this. Never mind Kathy Lette's punch-drunk introduction. These stories (the second was filmed as Diamond Lil [sic]) are out of the dime-novel top drawer and, at times, the phrase-making would make even Chandler sit up.
• • Source: Book Review for The Independent [U.K.]; published on Sunday, 12 November 1995.
• • On Saturday, 12 November 1927 • •
• • Billboard commented on Saturday, 12 November 1927 about Mae West's play "The Wicked Age." Their remarks were exceedingly unkind.
• • On Thursday, 12 November 1964 • •
• • Hal Humphrey's article, "Charlie and Mae Together Again," ran in The Los Angeles Times on Thursday, 12 November 1964.
• • On Friday, 12 November 2010 • •
• • On Friday, 12 November 2010, The City Commons Club of Berkeley offered a program on Mae West at their luncheon.  Jennifer King spoke about "Mae West, America's Actress, Dancer, and Entertainer Extraordinaire" in the Venetian Room of the lovely Julia Morgan City Club in Berkeley, California.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • She threw her first Hollywood party for 200 guests, and not a heart was broken, a cocktail poured, a cigarette lighted or a home wrecked. She's Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'm a one-man woman. One man at a time."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Variety discussed  Mae West.
• • The Mae West-Jack Linder feud, seething for several weeks, has declared a temporary armistice.  Mr. Linder's charges of insubordination against Miss West, author-star of "Diamond Lil," have been withdrawn at Equity and adjusted on the outside.  ...
• • Source: Article in Variety; published on Wednesday, 1 August 1928 
• • 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 3046th 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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