Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mae West: Nick of Time

A bit of silliness appeared in a Midwest campus newspaper and featured MAE WEST and good old Saint Nick.
• • Student A.:  What would happen if Mae West and Santa Claus got together?
• • Student B.:  I dunno. What?
• • Student A.:  Nothing! There ain't no such person as Santa Claus.
• • Source:  Item:  The Daily Illini; published on Thursday, 1 February 1934.
• • Mae West Trivia • •
• • Club Magazine, No. 1, February 1975, featured a cover story on Mae West. There's a collectible first issue for you Mae fans.
• • On Monday, 3 February 1930 in The Daily Mirror • •
• • A staffer for New York City's "picture newspaper" The Daily Mirror explained to the hometown fans of Mae West how her mother's recent death affected the actress behind the scenes. Perhaps one backstage snitch conveyed the details when Mae "collapsed in  her dressing room at the Shubert Riviera Theatre" [sic] also noting that the Broadway star "had to be carried to her home by members of the company."
• • Source: The Daily Mirror (NYC); published on Monday, 3 February 1930.
• • On Saturday, 3 February 1934 in The Daily News • •
• • On 3 February 1934, after the jurors deliberated for three days, Edward Friedman was pronounced guilty for robbing Mae West of cash and jewelry. The judge and a number of influential individuals praised Mae for her courage and her determination to fight in the open against thugs and blackmailers who attempted to prey on movie stars. Trial coverage was published in The N.Y. Daily News and other dailies on Saturday, 3 February 1934 and the following day.
• • On Monday, 3 February 1936 in Hollywood • •
• • Paramount Productions published a "Klondike Annie: censorship dialogue script" on Monday, 3 February 1936. This script was 146 pages long.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is to the New York stage what a match is to a scuttle of gunpowder — what a hot fire is to a shivering Wienerwurst.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I've always been aware of sex, and it's always been aware of me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A reporter spotted Mae West examining diamonds in London.
• • "Diamond Lil in London" • •
• • Mae West, famous American stage and screen star, was being shown some beautiful diamond treasures, while visiting a jewellery house in Old Bond Street, London.
• • Mae West takes the lead as 'Diamond Lil' in her own play of that name, which opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre, on January 24th, 1948.
• • Source: Townsville Daily Bulletin (Australia); published on Tuesday, 3 February 1948
• • 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 3106th 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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