MAE WEST and her latest talkie were in the headlines in Singapore in mid-June.
• • "Mae West Returns to London in 'Goin' to Town'" • •
• • From Our Own Correspondent, London, June 8 (By Air Mail) • •
• • The British correspondent wrote: The Bengal Lancer, after permitting himself what used to be called "an all-time record" at the Carlton Theatre, has allowed courtesy to get the better of him and has retired in favour of a lady.
• • The British correspondent continued: And what a lady! Her name is Mae West. The vehicle in which she stars — — and did ever anyone invent a more horrid way of describing a film — — is called "Goin' to Town." Story by Mae West.
• • She Becomes "Class" • •
• • The British correspondent admitted: We have been Mae West fans since we saw her acting on her own stage in her own plays in New York, some six or seven years ago, and we now venture to state that she has never been so amusing. . . .
• • The British correspondent added: This is the story of Cleo Borden, blonde saloon beauty and dancing girl in the West when it was west and wild, who is left a fortune by a cattle and oil king. At one she says to herself, "Cleo, you're going to become class!" And does she? . . .
• • Source: Article: The Straits Times (Singapore): published on Wednesday, 19 June 1935.
• • On Monday, 19 June 1933 • •
• • A line eliminated from the script of "I'm No Angel" (dated for Monday, 19 June 1933) is a statement by Tira, during her sideshow performance: "That's all, boys. Now you can go home and beat your wives." Sheesh. Did someone ever think that was funny?
• • On Tuesday, 19 June 1934 • •
• • The Sydney Morning Herald (on page 2) featured ads for "I'm No Angel" at the Artarmon, "a suburban picture theatre," in their issue dated for Tuesday, 19 June 1934.
• • On Friday, 19 June 1942 in The Baltimore Sun • •
• • The Baltimore Sun wrote: His face cut and bloodied, Baltimore's Harry Jeffra loses a 10-round TKO to world featherweight champion Chalky Wright before an announced 6,000 fans at Oriole Park. A two-time world champ himself, Jeffra attempted a comeback against Wright, who moonlights as a private chauffeur for actress Mae West. Printed on Friday, 19 June 1942.
• • On Friday, 19 June 2009 in Chicago Tribune • •
• • Chicago Tribune reader Will Dix submitted his favorite movie quote (printed on Friday, 19 June 2009):
• • Captain Cummings (Cary Grant): "Haven't you ever met a man who could make you happy?"
• • Lady Lou (Mae West): "Sure, lots of times."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • For a woman who is so outspoken on certain subjects, and who has launched a thousand epigrams, Mae West is cautiously secretive.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I will tour with Diamond Lil for another season ... people will be given something to think about that they never thought of before."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Wall Street Journal mentioned Mae West.
• • Besides fashion photography, Ms. Dahl-Wolfe did portraits of Mae West, a teenage Lauren Bacall, Cecil Beaton, Eudora Welty, and others. . . .
• • Source: Item in The Wall Street Journal; published on Monday, 19 June 2000
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