Thursday, March 05, 2015

Mae West: Free Sexx

In March 1998, The Stanford Daily was so embarrassed to write candidly about edible panties and lick-able condoms that the California editors invented a new byline for this article — — MAE WEST.  Is this a pathetic subterfuge or not?
• • "Free Sexx  — — Don't forget to" written by Mae West • •
• • The Stanford Daily wrote:  Flavored condoms. Lick-able lube. Edible panties. You'd never spend your hard-earned cash on such things, but still, you're curious. You know how condoms work and how regular lubricant feels, but that's not the issue. Functionality may be important, but what you really want to know is, how do they taste? Taste is obviously a very subjective quality,   ...
• • Source:  Article by The Stanford Daily; published on Thursday, 5 March 1998.
• • On Monday, 5 March 1934 in The Hollywood Reporter • •
• • On Monday, 5 March 1934, the trade publication reported this: "It Ain't No Sin" (Rehearsing); Cast: Mae West, George Raft, Duke Ellington and Orchestra.
• • Their March 5, 1934 issue noted this item: Leo McCarey is searching for a Beef Trust chorus. Director wants a bulging line for the Mae West picture, "It Ain't No Sin." The headline for this item was "Beef Trust Wanted" and it ran in the 5 March 1934 issue in The Hollywood Reporter.
• • On Thursday, 5 March 1936 • •
• • The Associated Press broke the news first: MAE WEST QUITS STUDIO; She and Paramount Accuse Each Other of Breaking Contract.
• • Hollywood, Calif., March 5, 1936 [AP] — — Mae West and the Paramount studio jointly accused each other of voiding her movie contract today. Out of a welter of conflicting statements, only one fact seemed clear — — that she would make her next picture for another company. ...
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Chester Beecroft bears the sorrowful distinction of having held an option on Mae West's picture services for three years and being unable to get his Florida backers to go through with the deal.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Do I love Jim Timony? Yes. We love each other like Potash loved Perlmutter or like Montgomery must love Ward. Like two old business cronies."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Cornell Daily Sun mentioned Mae West.
• • Martin Itgen, owner and operator of the only streetcar and undertaking parlor in Skagway, Alaska, took Mae West literally when he heard her famous line, "Come up and see me some time." He traveled all the way from his home to meet Mae.  . . .
• • Source: Item in The Cornell Daily Sun; published on Tuesday,  5 March 1935
• • 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 3128th 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 costume in 1934

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