MAE WEST knew all about "the art of clairaudio," according to the late psychic Kenny Kingston, who departed this life last July.
• • Kenny Kingston wrote: Mae West was also a dear friend of mine and one of the first celebrities who was interested in the spirit world. Mae herself was very psychic and she taught me about one particular aspect of the psychic world — — the art of clairaudio.
• • Kenny Kingston continued: As anyone interested in or experienced in the spiritual world knows, clairaudio is the ability to the listen to the sound of a voice and pick up psychic vibrations from it. It is the technique I’ve used through the years when appearing on radio and taking phone calls from listeners and it’s allowed me to do telephone readings with clients around the world. As the person speaks, I hear their voice but also a voice from spirit giving me information. While I had the natural ability, Mae encouraged me to develop it — — when I was about 5 or 6 years old. . . .
• • On Wednesday, 9 July 2014, The New York Times reported that "Kenny Kingston, 'Psychic to the Stars,' Dies at 87." The Times noted that "he was coached in spiritualism by Mae West, a family friend." Kenny Kingston was born on 15 February 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y. May he rest in peace and continue his conversations with the spirit world. However, somehow we can't envision Mae West "coaching" a child of five in spiritualism. Can you?
• • On Wednesday, 31 July 1974 • •
• • "Sex is good for you," says Mae West. And an interview published in The Australian Women's Weekly began with that provocative, bold opening when they printed a profile of the sultry star. "I've never had anything to worry about," Mae assured the Aussie reporter. "It's always been success, success, success." ...
• • Source: The Australian Women's Weekly on page 29; published on Wednesday, 31 July 1974.
• • Save the Dates: 3 Mondays in August 2015 • •
• • Onstage Outlaws — — Mae West and Texas Guinan during the Lawless Prohibition Era • •
• • 3 events commemorate the Brooklyn bombshell’s August birthday in the room where she faced a judge who sent her to jail • •
• • New York's
Annual Mae West Tribute: to celebrate the birthday of Brooklyn bombshell
Mae West, on August 3rd and on August 10th, her films will be shown at
6:00pm. The first one, "Sextette"  will be screened on August 3rd. Then "Go West Young Man"
 will be screened on August 10th. The August 17th multi-media
presentation will feature light refreshments (courtesy of East Village
Cheese) and a raffle. You could win rare films starring Texas Guinan. Or
maybe a rare reprint by The New Yorker’s caricaturist Alfred Freuh or by a famous N. Y. Times illustrator.
• • Refreshment sponsor: East Village Cheese
• • Details — — Mae West Tribute: Triple Treat in 2015
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is not only an ardent fight fan (seen in the latest issue of Photoplay at a bout), but a scrapper in her own right.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I can do more with my voice and eyes than another woman can do turning herself inside out.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Photoplay mentioned Mae West.
• • Cal York's Gossip • •
• • Night clubbing Hollywood almost fainted the other night when Mae West appeared, en tourage at the Troc.
• • Mae, whose sole night appearances have theretofore been at the fights, had a reason,however, for the unwonted display of frivolity. One of her loyal police guards, who has been dogging her every footstep since she was threatened by gangdom, had just been promoted up on the force. So Mae thought it called for a celebration. All of the guards joined in the fun. . . .
• • Source: Item in Photoplay; published in the issue dated for October 1935
• • Note: In 1934, the chic nightspot Cafe Trocadero opened on the Sunset Strip at 8610 Sunset Blvd. There were no money worries among the Hollywood crowd during the Depression, and so the Troc became the place where movie stars went to be seen and snapped. Interestingly, both The Hollywood Reporter and Cafe Trocadero were owned by William R. Wilkerson, whose photographers captured shots of celebrities for the exclusive use in THR.
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •
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past eleven years. The other day we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a
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