Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mae West: Off Moment

In 1935, MAE WEST continued to avoid questions about her marriage to Frank Wallace, creating a tangled web of her own making. It got messy.
• • "Inside Hollywood" written by Ellen Grant • •
• • At first Mae West was amused, then she became a little irritated — — and when this was written she was pretty much on the warpath about her supposed past marriage.
• • Quoth Mae to me: "Last year they had me married to Jim Timony, my manager, this year they have me married to several guys named Wallace — — I suppose next year they'll have me arrested for bigamy!''   Which sort of sums up her attitude on the subject.
• • Source: Item in Photoplay Magazine;  published in the issue dated for July 1935.
• • On Saturday, 1 July 1933 • •
• • A Mickey Mouse cartoon, "Mickey's Gala Premiere," was released on Saturday, 1 July 1933. Mae West is one of the celebrities who makes an appearance.
• • On Sunday, 1 July 1934 • •
• • Supposedly, on Sunday, 1 July 1934, the censorship of the Production Code began to be seriously and meticulously enforced.  Mae West suddenly found her screenplays heavily edited.
• • On Tuesday, 1 July 2003 • •
• • It was on 1 July 2003 that Camille Paglia's fascinating article was published in Interview Magazine. Her title was "Where's Mae West When We Need Her?" and Paglia discussed why movies must restore the "H" factor — — the humor and the humanness.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The Edgewater Beach may cancel its annual fireworks display, July 4, and leave everything up to Mae West, who opens in "Sextette," at the hotel's Playhouse the same night!  It figures.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "If I was a drinking girl, you might figure I had up and married this guy in an off moment and forgotten about it. But I don't drink."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A fan magazine mentioned Mae West.
• • "Goin' to Town" — Paramount — Mae West, pursuing the man instead of being pursued, in a fast-moving, wise-cracking film, that will keep you laughing. (May)
• • Source: Item in Photoplay Magazine;  published in the issue dated for July 1935 
• • Note: In case you assumed that script was solely meant for Mae West, think again.
• • In her syndicated column, Motion Picture Editor Louelle O. Parsons wrote this in 1933:  Gene Markey and Kathryn Scola have written an original for Jimmy Cagney called "Goin' to Town" and, although Jimmy plays a race track Jockey, he tries no rough tactics. In fact, he breaks into society and becomes the idol of the Four Hundred. "Goin' to Town" follows "The Heir Chaser" and it's one to a million he will have Joan Blondell with him on account of popular demand.  
• • Source: Item from a syndicated gossip column rpt on page 6 of Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania); published on Saturday, 2 December 1933
• • 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 3212th 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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