Friday, February 13, 2015

Mae West: "Sex" in Surrey

MAE WEST wrote the play "Sex" in 1926.  Her British fans can get some "Sex" soon. Phone for details and to reserve a seat.
• • What: ScripTease:  "SEX" by Mae West
• • When: 10:00 pm on Saturday, 14 February 2015
• • Where: Cafe Mila, 1 Angel Court, Godalming, England; Tel: 01483 424023
• • Tell them you heard about it on The Mae West Blog.
• • On Wednesday, 13 February 1924 • •
• • On 13 February 1924, The Varsity Eight recorded their version of "Hula Lou."
• • In January 1924 Sophie Tucker had discovered this gem and she recorded it with Miff Mole on Okeh Records.
• • Though Mae West didn't get a chance to record it, she made "Hula Lou" part of her act and was featured on song sheets in 1924. The lyrics are very well-suited for her stage persona.
• • On Saturday, 13 February 1971 • •
• • Mae West was the cover girl on Nieuwe Revu (in the Netherlands), a magazine dated for Saturday, 13 February 1971, Issue # 8.
• • On Sunday, 13 February 2000 • •
• • Vincent Canby looked back on the career of Mae West in an article "Mae West, Still There for Us to Come Up and See" published in mid-February in The New York Times [Sunday, 13 February 2000] and focused on her sexpot image in "My Little Chickadee," released in the USA on 15 March 1940.
• • Vincent Canby wrote: When Mae went to Hollywood, her good humor and bold assumption of sexual authority, coupled with her raunchy aphorisms of Wildean balance, transformed her into one of the world's biggest box-office attractions. She was also the reason Hollywood overhauled the Production Code, the apparatus by which the industry censored its own material, in this way to combat the new licentiousness represented by little Mae. ...
• • On Sunday, 13 February 2005 • •
• • On 13 February 2005, N.Y. Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote:  In the film "My Little Chickadee," Mae West rolls her hips and eyes and goes with arithmetic. "A man has $100 and you leave him with $2," she lectures a class of schoolchildren. "That's subtraction."  . . .
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • While the production is hardly a model of uplift drama, by the same token nothing offends the sensibilities in Mae West's cleanest film to date.  Her performance, including singing and comedy, is the best she's done.  Her wisecracks ripple along in laughing cadence with her curvacious  walk and there is no reaching for gags or straining for effects.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Friends stay sometimes, but mostly at my beach house. It's got 22 rooms, eight bedrooms with bathrooms."
• • Mae West said: "A man's kiss is his signature!"
• • Mae West said: "I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The New York Times discussed Mae West.
• • On Sunday, 13 February 1927, The N.Y. Times ran these headlines:
• • One ["The Virgin Man"] Expiring, Is Brought Back to Life by Police Campaign — — May Seek Bigger Theatre.
• • PRODUCER DROPS "THE DRAG" — — No Further Effort Will Be Made to Present It, He Declares.
• • Source: Headlines on page 1 in The New York Times; published on Sunday, 13 February 1927 
• • 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 3114th 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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