Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mae West: Taschen Goes Hollywood

A London newspaper mentioned that MAE WEST appears in a book that has eye-appeal.
• • "Hollywood in the 30s"  by Daniel Kothenschulte [published by Taschen] has his drawing of Greta Garbo, fetchingly attired in a cloche on the cover.  Robert Nippoldt is the illustrator.
• • The Daily Mail wrote:  Even the covers of this homage to the dream factories of the Thirties glitter with gold. It brings Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, and Errol Flynn to life with pen and ink sketches and lively profiles — — with Jean Harlow you can even trace her painted-on beauty spot.
• • The illustrations by Robert Nippoldt are exceptional and 1930s fans will find many close-ups to love here.
• • On Wednesday, 10 December 1930 • •
• • Referring to a meeting in Hollywood on Wednesday, 10 December 1930, and what had been decided by a Board of Directors, Will Hays wrote to remind Adolph Zukor that he must not register the titles "Diamonds" or "Diamond Lady" for any film project with Mae West [Will Hays memo dated 18 October 1932].
• • On Friday, 10 December 1937 • •
• • Mae West failed to report for the first rehearsal of "The Chase and Sanborn Hour" set for Friday evening on 10 December 1937. The suits at NBC were getting nervous and the sponsor's reps were baffled. 
• • But unlike Mariah Carey, who upset NBC recently, Mae was not yakking to her divorce lawyer for three hours while a film crew waited in the cold at Rockefeller Center.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • "Sin and Sunday" • •
• • Someone asked the famous shouting evangelist, Billy Sunday [19 November 1862 — 6 November 1935], who had just visited Mae West on the Paramount lot and had his picture taken with her, what he thought of the curvacious Mae.
• • "She convinces me that sin isn't as unattractive as I thought it was," Mr. Sunday smiled, "that is, not her kind of sin."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Honey, I can always top 'em. Give them sex with a capital S. . . only give it to 'em with a laugh and a wink."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The book "International Stars at War" mentioned Mae West.
• • James E. Wise wrote:  And Victor McLaglen worked in films with stars like Mae West, Shirley Temple, and John Wayne, winning an Oscar in 1935.  McLaglen was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England but the exact date of his birth has been reported by various sources as 11 December 1883, 11 December 1886, and 10 December 1886.  ...
• • Source: Item in "International Stars at War"; published in 2002 
• • 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 3067th 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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• • Mae West in 1932

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