Friday, July 24, 2015

Mae West: Wrong by Wrong

On Tuesday, 24 July 1934, you could have enjoyed the MAE WEST motion picture "I'm No Angel" at the California Theatre (announced The Stanford Daily) for fifteen cents. The ad copy read: "Just a sensitive girl who climbed the ladder of success — — wrong by wrong."
• • But next month, you can enjoy two Mae West films for free as New Yorkers celebrate the annual Mae West tribute. See details below.
• • On Friday, 24 July 1936 • •
• • Mae West looking thinner. She tells friends the loss is 11 pounds, noted a columnist at Associated Press.
• • On Saturday, 24 July 1937 • •
• • On Saturday, 24 July 1937, Thomas Cavanagh Bogue [1896 — 1944] was voted "The Most Original Gent" in his costume as "film star Mae West" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall in Australia on 24 July 1937. Bogue, who was 41 at the time of the party, clearly had a great sense of humor.
• • On Thursday, 24 July 1997 • •
• • The book "Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag, The Pleasure Man" was published on Thursday, 24 July 1997.  The book's editor was Lillian Schlissel.
• • 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 • •
• • In her first film endeavor, "Night After Night," Mae West was a mild success in a meager part. Then Mae made "She Done Him Wrong." It had not played more than two or three days before the studio executives realized they had stumbled upon on a gold mine.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "She who laughs lasts."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • P. G. Wodehouse mentioned Mae West.
• • In one of his magazine columns (eventually reprinted as a book), P. G. Wodehouse wrote: Mae West (1893 — 1980) started her career as a child star in vaudeville, before going on to write and star in her own plays. Her first film was "Night After Night" (1932), intended as a vehicle for George Raft. Mae West had no more than a bit part but re-wrote her dialogue in such a way that she stole the show in every scene. Her first starring role was in "She Done Him Wrong" (1933), based on her own highly-successful play, "Diamond Lil" (1928), followed later that same year by "I'm No Angel."  Because of her racy style of comedy and provocative sexuality, Mae West became a target for those trying to impose censorship on the film-making industry and, after making only nine films (with a writer's credit in five of them), she retired from Hollywood and returned to the stage, in plays and musical revues.  . . .
• • Note: Wodehouse died in February 1975. Obviously, in a later edition, Mae's death date was added by the publisher's assistants.
• • Source: Mae West (on page 151) by P. G. Wodehouse [1881 — 1975] in "Summer Moonshine"; essays and columns collected, rpt as a Penguin paperback
• • 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 3230th 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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