MAE WEST was onscreen on March 27th in Eagle Rock, an area in Northeast Los Angeles, California.
• • "She Done Him Wrong" starring Mae West — admission 15c • •
• • On Monday, 27 March 1933, the Eagle Rock Advertiser printed this announcement on page 3 with Mae's photo: Vox Theaters, Inc. — — Eagle Rock Theater at Eagle Rock and Colorado Blvds; ALbany 1517 — — admission 15c — — 300 Good Seats — — 5 Days Starting Tuesday, March 28th — — Mae West, “Darling of Broadway,” in “She Done Him Wrong”
• • Source: Eagle Rock Advertiser (California); published on Monday, 27 March 1933.
• • On Monday, 27 March 1989 • •
• • Published on Monday, 27 March 1989 was Carol Ward's fascinating book "Mae West: A Bio-bibliography" [Greenwood Press, 241 pages]. Ward's chapters include a biography, an examination of the art of Mae West, and a bibliographical checklist of key Mae West sources. One of her helpful sections summarizes and partially reprints several early interviews, spanning many years and quoting liberally — — including the full texts of interviews by Ruth Biery and George Christy.
• • Carol Ward's "Bibliographical Essay" evaluates and surveys works by and about Mae West, including Fergus Cashin's snarky, highly suspect "Mae West" (1981), with his dopey insinuations about "indeterminate sex" and female impersonation, and also George Eells and Stanley Musgrove's readable "Mae West" (1982), a biography that debunks certain myths and appreciates the subject but lacks cited sources. Carol Ward's bibliography explores Mae West's talents as an author, summarizing the plays and books she wrote and investigating the validity of those claims. A wonderful book for every Mae maven.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Of his "Myra Breckinridge" co-stars, Rex Reed joked, “Mae West spoke to no one but God, Raquel [Welch] spoke only to the head of the studio, the head of the studio spoke only to God, who then related the message back to Mae West.”
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Keep a diary and one day it will keep you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on film actresses and vamps mentioned Mae West.
• • Times Union staff writes: NOT EVIL: Mae West in "She Done Him Wrong" (1933). Only in a period of mental health with regard to sex could a character like Mae West arrive — — a vision of female strength and good humor, who, in her films, bragged of having many lovers. In 1915, she would have been presented as an evil vamp — — in 1933, she was a comic heroine. ...
• • Source: Pictorial: "The Evil Beauties of Cinema" written by The Times Union staff for Albany Times Union; posted on Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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