Thursday, June 04, 2015

Mae West: West by North

MAE WEST landed on page 2 of the Ludington Daily News on Thursday, 4 June 1936. The headline in this Michigan newspaper was "Mae West Takes First Plane Trip." Interestingly, the celebrated passenger had booked her passage as "Miss North."
• • Hollywood,  June 4 — Mae West, who invites people to "come up and see me sometime" went up herself Wednesday but not to see anyone in particular.
• • The buxom film blonde took her first airplane ride Wednesday, flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles. She was a little nervous at first, but upon landing she said she was going to do "a lot of flying from now on."  Her new studio contract permits her to fly in planes.
• • Asked why she was booked as "Miss North" on a southbound plane, Mae's cute comeback was, "I guess they got their directions mixed a little."
• • On Tuesday, 4 June 1935 • •
• • Mae West was the cover girl for the French publication Midinette Journal Illustrate. Issue # 425 was dated for Tuesday, 4 June 1935. Oooh-la-la.
• • On Tuesday, 4 June 1940 in Look Magazine • •
• • The popular magazine Look featured Mae West, Greta Garbo, and Lana Turner in their issue dated for Tuesday, 4 June 1940.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • There is scarcely a player on the screen today whose emotional or artistic career has not been vitally affected by a coincidence.  Yes, even Mae West's career.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him."  
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A British physician scrutinized Mae West.
• • "Film Stars Criticised — Mae West's Weight" • •
• • London, June 2nd — Good and bad words for film stars were said respectively by Mr. George Arliss at a meeting of the Royal Society of Arts and Dr. H. W. Taylor at a meeting of the Library Association.
• • Dr. H. W. Taylor scathingly criticised British film actresses. 'They are all thin-lipped,' he said, 'and about two nutmegs in weight. All appear to be from about 14 to 17 years or age. I am told that Mae West weighs more than one or two nutmegs — — but she is not British.'
• • Source: Article: "Mae West's Weight" — rpt in The Courier-Mail (Brisbane); published on Friday, 4 June 1937
• • 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 3193rd 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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