Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mae West: Carliss at McCarter

In July 1952, the news from Princeton, New Jersey was "MAE WEST at McCarter." Her character in this play was Carliss Dale.
• • Town Topics wrote:  Mae West, who takes over completely any show in which she is starred, is the central figure at the Princeton Summer Theatre this week in "Come on Up . . . Ring Twice.” As the title clearly implies to any one familiar with her brand of entertainment, the play was written expressly for her.  First presented in Chicago and on the Pacific Coast several years ago, it is receiving its Eastern premiere at the McCarter.
• • Item in Town Topics (Princeton); published on June 29 — July 5, 1952.
• • On Thursday, 29 July 1937 • •
• • Frank Wallace and the on-going lawsuit he initiated, to get the court to recognize his marriage in 1911 to Mae West, made enough waves in the news media. However, an item in the Los Angeles Citizen-News on Thursday, 29 July 1937 reported that Paramount Pictures "announced 98% of her fan mail had been favorable" despite the drawn-out divorce debacle.
• • On Thursday, 29 July 1954 • •
• • This article was sent out to the wire services:  "Mae West Introducing Beef Cake to Night Club." Starring in The Mae West Revue, gorgeous Dick DuBois, Mr. America of 1954, brought down the house in what Miss West called "the first bare chest act for lady customers in history."
• • "I know what to give the women," Mae West murmured after the show. "A woman likes to look at any male body."
• • 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" [1978] will be screened on August 3rd. Then "Go West Young Man" [1936] 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 says she thinks she is a narrow-minded woman. Well, we forgive her. It's the only place she is.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Sex is emotion in motion."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The London Guardian discussed Mae West.
• • British critic Helen Zaltzman wrote: A 'sex personality' with Oscar Wilde's capacity for quips, Mae West's 'great secret' was that she was a hard-working writer by night, knocking out three novels and 12 plays and more than 20,000 finely honed ripostes.   . . .
• • Source: Review column by Helen Zaltzman in The London Guardian; published on Saturday 29 July 2006 
• • Note: What's your favorite Mae West biography? How many books by Mae West have you bought? Our Mae West bookshelf is always expanding. New Mae West titles seem to pop up each year — — the good, the bad, the weird, and even the books that use her name in the title but have nothing to do with her, too!
• • 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 3233rd 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 • with a typewriter in 1932

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