You can catch MAE WEST in Nassau County on a big screen today, March 6th, in her classic comedy "Goin' to Town." This 1935 motion picture will be offered in Long Island at lunchtime. The program will include comments on Mae West's career in Hollywood, according to the event organizer, cineaste John Carpenter.
• • Where: East Meadow Library at 1886 Front Street
• • When: 1:00 pm on Friday, 6 March 2015; T. (516) 794-2570 ext 218, Ms. Jude Schanzer, Program Director.
• • Film's Running Time: 1 hr. 14 mins.
• • Tell them you heard about it on the Mae West Blog.
• • On Friday, 6 March 1934 in Perth, Australia • •
• • "Mae West Becomes a Lady" • •
• • On Friday, 6 March 1934 the West Australian wrote: A Mae West picture, and the first of a 'Father Brown' series, form the main portion of today's new programme at the Grand Theatre. Mae West is cast as a Western cattle rancher who inherits a small fortune when her partner-to-be in matrimony dies suddenly. She decides to become a lady, hence the title "Now I'm a Lady." . . .
• • On Sunday, 5 March 1944 • •
• • On Sunday, 5 March 1944 a Texas daily, The Abilene Reporter-News, announced: Mae West will turn on the heat in "The Heat's On" at the Paramount Tuesday and Wednesday. Judging from the previews she still talks in that husky, cozy, let's-go-off-in-a-corner tone but her costumes will be up to date because she takes the part of a modern Broadway star.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • In order for the film industry to survive during the Depression, it had to produce films that appealed to the public — — films starring Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article on chic passenger vehicles in 1935 mentioned Mae West.
• • Daniel Vaughan wrote: This Town Car with chassis number SJ553 is one of the original designs, and one of the most outrageous and beautiful ever developed. It was designed by Herb Newport for screen star Mae West, however, she never took delivery of the car. Some believe she did not want to wait, other think it was the money, but Mae West later chose a Bohman and Schwartz Duesenberg with chassis number J370 in Convertible Coupe configuration. . . .
• • Source: Excerpt from "1935 Duesenberg Model SJ news, pictures, specifications, and information" written by car expert Daniel Vaughan; posted in December 2007
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