Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mae West: Propriety Questioned

In December of 1937, The Cornell Daily Sun was another paper that weighed in on MAE WEST.   
• • "Propriety of Mae West Broadcast Questioned" • •
• • New York,  Dec. 16 — Mae West's broadcast with Don Ameche on the Charlie McCarthy Hour [sic] last Sunday night is to bring a statement from the National Broadcasting Company, it was indicated late today.
• • The reason therefore centers on the protests that have been pouring in by mail and otherwise.  These haven't been counted but they are described as "a lot."
• • Objectors to the broadcast have questioned the propriety of the script, which NBC officials at Hollywood have insisted was inoffensive when read in the ordinary way, but which, according to the protests, differently on the air.
• • The script was an Adam and Eve comedy.
• • In its statement, NBC was expected to say that both it and the sponsors were sorry that the incident happened and that steps would be taken to see that a similar case did not develop in the future.
• • Source: Article on page 1 in The Cornell Daily Sun; published on Friday, 17 December 1937.
• • On Friday, 17 December 1937 • •
• • On Friday, 17 December 1937 in The Hollywood Reporter industry people surely noticed an article about Mae West on page 1:  "Legion of Decency Drive Impends on Radio 'Sacrilege'." This piece continued on page 4.
• • On Friday, 17 December 1937 • •
• • An article appeared on the front cover of The Cornell Daily Sun on Friday, 17 December 1937 — — above the fold. The title was "Propriety of Mae West Broadcast Questioned."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Jack La Rue, who had a leading role as the suave South American lothario Pablo Juarez in Mae West's famous stage hit, "Diamond Lil," will make his first screen appearance with the star in "Go West Young Man." Emanuel Cohen, president of Major Pictures, is producing the new vehicle for Paramount release.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "We haven't had any perfectly Natural Figures since the war took beer away."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A book mentioned Mae West.
• • Michael C. Johanek wrote:  Students ranked James Cagney as their favorite movie star; George Raft and Mae West ranked high as well.  ...
• • Source: Item in a book "Leonard Covello and the Making of Benjamin Franklin High School" written by  Michael C. Johanek; published in 2007
• • 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 3072nd 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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