Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mae West: Confidence Girl

MAE WEST fans in Singapore got to enjoy her latest motion picture on January 28th.
• • According to The Straits Times, Happy Theatre offered two showings of "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W.C. Fields at 6:30 pm and 9:15 pm. The date was Tuesday, 28 January 1941.
• • On Thursday, 28 January 1937 in Maryland • •
• • "At the Tivoli today and tomorrow!" announced the paid notice in the Frederick News-Post, covering the arts and entertainment scene for Frederick, Maryland. "Mae West in Paramount's 'Go West Young Man' with Warren William, Randolph Scott, Alice Brady." This bold-faced stand-alone ad stood out in the Frederick News-Post on Thursday, 28 January 1937.
• • On Friday, 28 January 1938 • •
• • "Radio Officials, 'No Gentlemen,' Let Her Down, Says Mae West" was a page 3 article in The Washington Post. It was published on Friday, 28 January 1938.
• • On Friday, 28 January 1938 in The Harvard Crimson • •
• • The Moviegoer, W.B., informed his student readers with this headline: "Fred Warning and Pennsylvanians Cut Capers on Stage; Mae West Takes Lead in a Clean Picture."
• • The Moviegoer, W.B. wrote: Fred Warning and his mad, merrymaking Pennsylvanians top the bill at the Metropolitan Theatre this week with an hour of swing punctuated by the informal capers of the orchestra. On the screen Mae West plays the rather weak part of a confidence girl with an honest heart in "Every Day's A Holiday." ... [Uh-oh!]
• • On Saturday, 28 January 2012 in Australia • • 
• • The stage play "Courting Mae West" came to Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, 28 January 2012 and the amazing cast was greeted by a full house.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Will Rogers wrote that Mae West was the mos interesting woman in Hollywood, that she had come to the film capital to tech other actresses how to speak their lines.
• • In Her Own Words •
• • Mae West said:   “I became convinced that the public was ready to view sex frankly." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West for Broadway" • •
• • West Coast Bureau of The Film Daily Hollywood wrote:   Production on Universal's W. C. Fields — Mae West starrer is scheduled to roll in four or five weeks. Miss West is expected to return to New York upon completion of the film to star in a stage play.  She is interested in three plays which are scheduled for Broadway this Fall and Winter.   ...
• • Source: Item in The Film Daily; published on Thursday, 3 August 1939
• • 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 1,430 visitors. We reached a milestone this week: 3,100 posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3102nd 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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