Friday, August 07, 2015

Mae West: Consults Astrologer

MAE WEST worked with an actor who kept her up-to-date on her celestial alignments.
• • "Mae West Consults Astrologer" • •
• • "What the Stars Foretell" • •
• • From Our Hollywood Correspondent — — Mae West, who will  shortly be seen in "The Belle of the 'Nineties," recently had her horoscope taken. What the stars had to say about her love affairs was, naturally, of particular interest. It appears that Miss West can look forward to arriving at marriage and at the climax of her professional career just about the same time.
• • Despite the phenomenal success that Mae West has been enjoying during the past two years, she will not attain the apex of her screen career for at least three years more, that is to say, she will not reach her highest point until 1938, and she'll be married then. So, at least, the stars foretell.
• • These prophecies and a host of other interesting predictions were furnished to Miss West by Stuart Holmes [1884 — 1971], who has been a motion-picture actor for 24 years and a professional astrologer for the past six.
• • Stuart Holmes, who plays a major role in Miss West's new starring picture, "Belle of the 'Nineties," which brings Miss West back to the screen as the love of the gay blades along the levees in the "Naughty 'Nineties," compiled Miss West's horoscope with the aid of his wife, Bianka Holmes.
• • "Leo, the sign of kings, represented by the sun, is your sign," explained Holmes. . . .
• • "Mae West Consults Astrologer" will be continued (at some later date).
• • Source: Article in The Australian Women's Weekly; published on Saturday, 26 January 1935.
• • On Tuesday, 7 August 1934 in Variety • •
• • According to Daily Variety, "Belle of the Nineties" was given the purity seal on Monday, 6 August  1934.  Variety announced this on the front cover of their issue dated for Tuesday, 7 August 1934.
• • Correspondence from Hammell to Joe Breen dated for Tuesday, 7 August 1934, however, listed half-a-dozen script revisions that would be made. These modifications were meant to scrub away any implied immorality from the Ruby Carter character or the Tiger Kid.
• • On Monday, 7 August 1995 • •
• • The William Morris Agency too credit for Mae's career. "They Made Mae West a Star" was the title of the article that ran in U.S. News and World Report on Monday, 7 August 1995.
• • On Thursday, 7 August  1997 • •
• • A book review of "Becoming Mae West" by biographer Emily Wortis Leider, an article entitled "A Hollywood Legend Who Wasn't Always What She Seemed," was written by Maria Braden for Knight-Ridder Newspapers. They published it on Thursday, 7 August 1997.
• • 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] was screened on August 3rd. "Go West Young Man" [1936] will be screened next week 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

• • Here's the NYPL link 
• • Here's a fascinating article on speakeasy queen Texas Guinan written by syndicated columnist Lenore Skenazy New York's Night Club Queen Was as Big as Texas
• • Here's an interview with Mae-maven LindaAnn Loschiavo A Conversation with NYC Playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo
A Conversation with NYC Playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo 
• • The weekly events magazine Time Out New York recommended this event:
Time Out New York recommends "Onstage Outlaws Mae West and Texas Guinan"
• • Details — — Mae West Tribute: Triple Treat in 2015
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • With help from Mae West,  the actor Fuzzy Knight got his first notable film role in the 1933 motion picture "She Done Him Wrong."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'll stick to the movie game for some time. But I hope to be able to find time to do another play."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The New Movie Magazine mentioned Mae West.
• • Columnist "Nemo" wrote:  And among the ten handsomest males I note my old favorite, the actor James Cagney [17 July 1899 — 30 March 1986].  I never realized that Jimmy Cagney was so beautiful. Even Mae West, who told me she considered him to be the most desirable of Hollywood males, chose him not for beauty but for the old animal in him. I suppose that eventually a freckle-remover will make Jimmy perfect.  ...
• • Source: "Nemo's Hollywood" — — Nemo, the mysterious reporter nobody knows, brings you the latest news from the cinema capital printed in The New Movie Magazine; published in March 1935 
• • 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 3240th 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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