Friday, April 03, 2015

Mae West: Mayor of Oxford

In Great Britain, the Mayor of Oxford declined an invitation to see MAE WEST onscreen.
• • "Refuses to See Mae's Film" • • 
• • Oxford, England, April 3 — — Miss L. S. Tawney, Oxford's spinster mayor, refused today an invitation to see Mae West's motion picture, "I'm No Angel," holding that it was objectionable.  "It would not be consistent with the dignity of my office of mayor to see it," she said.
• • Source: Item in Urbana Daily Courier (Urbana, Illinois); published on Tuesday, 3 April 1934.  
• • Photo: Mae's character Tira makes her entrance into the Big Top. Mae was inspired to write this story based on her trips to visit the circus animals in Coney Island with her Dad.
• • On Sunday, 3 April 1927 • •
• • On page 184 of his biography of Mae West, Simon Louvish wrote: "But, on 3 April, the jury had to inform Judge Bertini that they could not agree ..."
• • Gee, must have been the proof-reader's day off. April 3rd was a Sunday. The court was not in session on the weekend.
• • Portions of this trial are dramatized in the full-length play "Courting Mae West." In the case of both obscenity trials [1927 and 1930] in New York City, the outcome would possibly be known by an audience of die-hard Mae mavens: a guilty verdict and a jail term in 1927 and a hung jury in 1930. But the playwright was determined to stick to the facts and also surprise the audience regarding the outcome. How? Well, you'll just have to see the play to enjoy how cleverly this is managed. Ideally, a producer who likes to have a full house at his/ her productions will bring this play back to a theatre once again.
• • On Friday, 3 April 2015 • •  
• • Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Springtime!
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West said she thinks she is a narrow-minded woman. Well, we forgive her. It's the only place she is.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I never understood drinking. It isn't good for your looks, and it cuts down on what you are. I never wanted to cut down on what I am."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A publication for gay men mentioned Mae West.
• • Interviewed by The Advocate, Mae West said: "I don't mean to brag, but if I spent some time with a gay boy, he'd never go back to men." 
• • Source: Item in The Advocate; reprinted in "Gay Sex Quotes — Celebrities Talk About Men Who Love Men";  published in 2010
• • 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 recently when we completed 3,100 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3149th 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 1933

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