Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mae West: Officialdom Opprobrium

It was on Wednesday, 27 May 1936 that the citizens of Australia learned that MAE WEST had offended the censor.
• • "Screen Notes: By Preview" • •
• • "Miss West Offends the Australian Censor: Brush with Officialdom" • •
• • Preview wrote:  So Mae West has at last shocked the Australian film censor. When he was shown a print of her latest picture, "Klondike Annie" (it is called "Klondike Lou" in the United States [sic]), he disapproved so strongly of her behaviour that he refused permission for the film to be shown in any State in Australia. 
• • This is the picture in which Miss West plays the part of a murderess who escapes to Alaska, changes clothes with a Salvation Army girl who has died, and conducts an uplift campaign among the men of Nome. The situations in which the inimitable Miss West appeared and the things that the inimitable Miss West said not only offended Mr. Cresswell O'Reilly, they astounded the Federal appeal censor (Brlgadler-Geneial J. O. MacKay), to whose judgment Mr. O'Reilly's decision was referred by the digruntled distributor Brigadier-General.  . . .
• • Source: The Argus (Melbourne); published on Wednesday, 27 May 1936.
• • On Monday, 27 May 1935 • •
• • It was on Monday, 27 May 1935 — — and Mae West fans were lining up to see the screen queen in "Goin' to Town" opening its exclusive engagement at the Capitol Theatre in Ontario, Canada.
• • That week in Ontario, these feature films were onscreen as well: "The Bride of Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and "Loves of a Dictator" starring Olive Brook (at the Tivoli).
• • On Friday, 27 May 2005 • •
• • Talented artist Tom Tierney released his wonderful "Mae West Paper Doll" book on Friday, 27 May 2005.  Dover published this book and Tommy did such a fabulous job. This is an essential item for your Mae West bookshelf.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West has no patience for night spots or other convivial gathering places where people get even slightly tight. 
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "I'll stick to the movie game for some time. But I hope to be able to find time to do another play."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Screenland mentioned Mae West.
• • "Help Yourself to a Hollywood Figure with James Davies' advice" • •
• • James Davies wrote:  No, I don't mean that you should watch Mae West or imitate her mode of locomotion. Mae West has made her walk a trademark. It is unique and it is so very amusing when she uses it, but if anyone else did it, it would be ridiculous.  . . .
• • Source: Article in Screenland; issue dated for June 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 3187th 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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