Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mae West: In Onkaparinga

Noarlunga Theatre Company has planned mid-May events and MAE WEST is on the bill.
• • Noarlunga Theatre Company wrote: "Steppin' Out" is a celebration of the swing, big band and musical comedy songs of the 1930s to the 1950s, interspersed with sketches, stand-up, and anecdotes paying tribute to some of the comedy greats of the day such as Mae West, Groucho Marx, The Goons, and Gracie Fields. Songs include Glen Miller classics and more.  We will salute the war years with numbers by The Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynn, among others. It’s a show you can sing along with.
• • When: Friday and Saturday, May 15 — 16, 2015
• • Where: The City of Onkaparinga, Australia 
• • Tell them you heard about it on the Mae West Blog.
• • On Saturday, 14 May 1927 in Collier's • •
• • After Mae's arrest in 1927, Booth Tarkington was commissioned to write an article — — and "When Is It Dirt?" [published in Collier's, The National Weekly, on Saturday, 14 May 1927] discussed the issue of censorship and government intervention.
• • An author himself, Tarkington never champions the rights of the censors, of course, in his thoughtful essay.  Though Mae's name is not mentioned in his piece, the magazine page was designed around a huge photo of Mae, looking quite annoyed, in court.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • David Landau has been signed for an important part in Mae West's new picture, "Ruby Red," which Lowell Sherman will direct for Paramount.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Women did better when they required a lot more attention from men, more waiting on. In the old days, even the "bad women" were at least glamourous. Glamourous — — you know what I mean? Such woman today are just plain cheap. They're not even good chiselers." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Screenland discussed Mae West and her sister Beverly and their restaurant.
• • This photo shows Jim Timony with the West sisters, in front row seats, in 1935.
• • "Screen Stars on Parade! West — East — Everywhere!" • •
• • Columnist Weston East wrote: Well, East and West have met, despite Kipling. Mae West and her sister, Beverly, have opened a Chinese chow mein factory in Los Angeles. Of course, Beverly will actually operate the factory, but Mae's money is invested.
• • Columnist Weston East added: Mae has purchased ten pure white delivery cars, and sends fine Chinese dinners on order to private homes.
• • Source: Item in Screenland; issue published in August 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 3,497 visitors. And 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 3178th 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

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• • Mae West • with Jim Timony and Beverly, 1935

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