Monday, July 27, 2015

Mae West: The Glendale

Since there were numerous MAE WEST fans in Eagle Rock, California, her motion pictures were often introduced with some information about the star — — whether it was accurate or not.
• • "Mae West at the Glendale" • •
• • Mae West, the most talked of person on stage or screen today, was born in Brooklyn. Her parents were in vaudeville [sic], and so she graduated Into the “time” and went along for years until she decided to write plays. She wrote three: "Sex,” “Diamond Lil” and “Pleasure Man.” She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.
• • At Glendale's Most Popular Theatre — — Mae West in “She Done Him Wrong” — — on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 27—28—29.
• • Source:  Item in Eagle Rock Advertiser; published on Thursday, 27 July 1933.
• • On Tuesday, 27 July 1954 in Vegas •
• • On Tuesday, 27 July 1954 Mae West opened at the Congo Room. This exotic night spot, inside the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, offered patrons a full supper as they watched a live performance. If you were in the audience when "The Mae West Revue" was onstage in 1954, you might have selected Broiled Fresh Colorado Brook Trout, Maitre d'Hotel, for $5.25.
• • The Sahara knew that guests wanted to bring home special keepsakes, so they commissioned souvenir keys. The front side of the key was imprinted "Hotel Sahara Las Vegas, Nevada" while the reverse message was "Come up and see me sometime, Mae West."  What a grand premiere. There were also colorful cards featuring Mae West in glamourous attire in the Congo Room. Announcing this star-dusted stage debut was a publication called Fabulous Las Vegas Magazine. Their issue dated for 24 July 1954 featured Mae West on the front cover.
• • 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 — — now she is a trouper of the old order.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media mentioned Mae West.
• • The vamp represents one of the few female images that is allowed to look at men freely. Mae West couples her disparaging meat-tester's gaze directly with carnal motives: after a few knowledgeable glances she taps the men on their rear ends.  In contrast to this is Marilyn Monroe's constantly veiled stare.  . . .
• • Source: Excerpt from the article "Why women go to the movies" written in German by Gertrud Koch and translated into English by Marc Silberman; published in Jump Cut, number 27, pp. 51-53, issue dated for July 1982 
• • 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 3231st 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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