Monday, December 15, 2014

Mae West: Fort Sill

MAE WEST popped up in the letters of soldiers fighting on the front and in training.
• • An American soldier wrote: Wednesday, 15 December 1943, Fort Sill, Oklahoma — — I have to start this letter telling you how cold the weather was ... Another fellow and I went to the Main Post to the movies to see Mae West in "The Heat's On." What a smelly picture with Mae West sighing her way through. Typical of the corny jokes is  . . . .
• • Source: Diary entry for Wednesday, 15 December 1943 in "Dear Folks: A Soldier's Letters to His Family in World War II"; e-book published in 2000.
• • On Monday, 15 December 1930 • •
• • On Monday, 15 December 1930 this material was copyrighted: "Frisco Kate, a play in 3 acts" by Mae West.
• • Mae listed her address as 200 West 57th Street, New York, NY in 1930.
• • On Friday, 15 December 1933 • •
• • The release date for "She Done Him Wrong" in France was on Friday, 15 December 1933. In that country, the film's title was "Lady Lou."
• • On Wednesday, 15 December 1937 • •
• • An article "Mae West Script Angers Listeners" ran in The Hollywood Reporter in their issue dated for Wednesday, 15 December 1937.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The debut of stage star Mae West on celluloid in 1932 excited spectators and ignited pulpits.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "The men in my life walked around stiff-legged, watching each other like animals at a waterhole, ready to leap at each others' throats."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Ralph Wilk wrote:  Camera work will be started August 5 on Mae West's starring picture, "Personal Appearance," to be produced by Major Productions, headed by Emanuel Cohen, for release by Paramount in October.
• • Randolph Scott has been loaned to Cohen by Paramount to play one of the leading roles in the film, joining a cast headed by Warren William. Isabel Jewell, Alice Brady. and Elizabeth Patterson, under direction of Henry Hathaway.
• • Source: Item in Film Daily; published on Tuesday, 28 July 1936 
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 10th anniversary • •    
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during this past decade. Yesterday we entertained 1,430 visitors. 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3070th 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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  1. In Granada Spain is the Mae West Santuary. Is Disco Mae West one tribute to the US actress.