Monday, July 13, 2015

Mae West: Bryant Park Angel

MAE WEST is back and Bryant Park's got her this evening.
• • What:  "I'm No Angel" [1933, 87 mins) — — Mae West plays a platinum blonde lion tamer in a carnival and becomes the toast of NYC. One of cinema's greatest musical comedies, written by Mae West, co-starring a young Cary Grant, and featuring some of the most enduring lines in motion pictures. When she’s good, she's VERY good.
• • Event: Bryant Park Movie and Wine Night   
• • When: 5:00pm on Monday, 13 July 2015
• • Where: West 42nd St (between 5th — 6th Ave), New York, NY
• • On Friday, 13 July 1934 • •
• • The Advocate (in Tasmania) printed an article on Friday the 13th — — 13 July 1934 — — about Mae West's newest motion picture.
• • The Australian newspaper article "Mae West at Burnie Theatre" began this way: Mae West, claimed to be the most spectacular figure on the stage or silver screen to-day, will be seen at the Burnie Theatre to-morrow night in her first Paramount movie studio starring picture, "She Done Him Wrong," a melodrama which she herself wrote.
• • "She Done Him Wrong" is a story of a section of New York (called The Bowery) during the "gay nineties," with its collection of cabarets, "tough" men and frivolous women.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae's West's sun sign Leo is the home star in spite of her type of acting.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I've been told I'm somebody's wife so often, I'm beginning to feel like a grandmother."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily News mentioned the RKO Keith and Mae West.
• • Keith Elliot Greenberg wrote: Exceptionalism aside, though, the RKO Keith's was a remarkable place, a genuine New York movie palace, its opulent lobby designed like a Spanish courtyard, centered by a Moorish fountain below a painted sky with twinkling stars and moving clouds. At its apex, the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer wafted over the velvet seats, while Mae West, Roy Rogers and the Marx Brothers appeared live on the Flushing (Queens, NY) stage.  . . .
• • Source: Article: "RKO Keith's Theatre of Flushing: A faded movie palace awaits new life" written by Keith Elliot Greenberg for The Daily News;  published on Wednesday, 26 January 2011
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •    
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past eleven years. The other day we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,200 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3220th 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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• • Mae West • in 1932

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