Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mae West: Jewels for Sale

The other day there was a live auction for some outstanding estate jewelry owned by and shown in photographs on MAE WEST.
• • Suite of 3 Pieces from Estate of Film Star Mae West • •
• • Greater London Auctions wrote: These three pieces were owned and worn by the actress. Here is a portrait of Mae, wearing the bracelet. The set includes a beautiful necklace, bracelet, and a watch. All items are platinum and diamonds.  [Their starting bid was $180,000.00.]
• • Estimated Price: $250,000 — $350,000.    
• • Auctioneer: Greater London Auctions, LLC in Houston, Texas [Tel. (713) 827-8886].
• • On Thursday, 16 December 1937 • •
• • It was on Thursday, 16 December 1937 that Variety ran an article about Mae West's controversial appearance on NBC in the Garden of Eden Skit: "Educator calls radio program a home menace."
• • On Thursday, 16 December 1937 • •
• • An article "Religious Leader Warns US Board on 'Risque' Radio Plays" was printed in The Los Angeles Herald on Thursday, 16 December 1937.  A never ending Niagara of condemnation from the religious righteous — — that is, the same groups that either condoned or covered up priest pedophilia for decades. Sheesh.
• • On Monday, 16 December 1940 • •
• • An item in The Straits Times (Singapore), Monday, 16 December 1940 mentioned Mae's latest film.
• • Lovers of the ages:  Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Mickey and Minnie, and now Mae West and W.C. Fields!!
• • Come up and see them sometime.  Mae is the Belle of the Badlands and W.C. Fields is her Rootin' Tootin' Romeo. Another big show of laughs tomorrow at the Capitol Theatre.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West never forgets a friend nor a kindness, and seems to have an inexhaustible memory for the faces of those who have crossed her pathway in her long journey from Brooklyn to Broadway.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Probably the sort of thing that I present on the screen is just what the folks need these days."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Florida Today mentioned Mae West.
• • And adding a "wow" factor helps, too. In this case, guests had the chance to pose for pictures with Mae West's yellow Auburn convertible
• • Source: Article: "Plan ahead to avoid party stress" in Florida Today; published on Saturday, 13 December 2014
• • 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 3071st 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/

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• • Mae West circa 1935

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