Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mae West: Her Fate Star

The Applied Research Society predicted what was ahead for screen queen MAE WEST.
• • "Telling What's Ahead for the Stars" • •   
• • The Applied Research Society expert predicted:  "Mae West, on the other hand, is the homemaker type of woman, and I predict a marriage within two years.  At present there is surrounding her fate star some mysterious conditions, but these will clear up and she will lead a happy married life.  Her star is the home star in spite of her type of acting.  I predicted her career in pictures while we were on the New York stage. At that time Mae thought of it only as a pretty picture from a dream.   . . .
• • Source: Article in Screenland Magazine; issue dated for August 1935.
• • On Sunday, 13 August 1961 in Miami • •
• • "Come On Up" was having a revival in the summer of 1961.
• • After touring the Midwest, "Come On Up" was staged in August in Miami's Cocoanut Grove Playhouse (air-conditioned, we hope).  "When the final curtain rang down, not a single customer made a rush to the exit. Everybody sat glued to his seat and Mae West took repeated curtain calls, from about the most enthusiastic audience I have ever seen in this theatre," gushed a critic for the Miami Beach Sun. Ticket-holders commented on "the fabulous appearance of Mae West," who was putting her energy into "Come On Up" when she was 68 years old and in full command of the crowd.
• • Source: Article: "Mae West Oomph Creates New Interest in Theatre" appeared in the Miami Beach Sun; published on Sunday, 13 August 1961.
• • N.B.: Years later the comedy "Come On Up" would morph into a cinematic venture something along the lines of "Sextette."
• • On Thursday, 13 August 2015 in Bryn Mawr, PA • •
• • 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 • •
• • The Film Daily staff noticed Mae West and Texas Guinan intently watching the mobster-centric "Little Caesar" in Manhattan.  Whispers hinted that the character of Joe Massara was based on their friend George Raft.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "If you don't think you're wonderful, why should anyone else?" 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Illinois newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • The Mae West type goes toddling on her spiked heels with a French poodle clipped in tufts and humps like a circus clown. And this, incidentally is the breed of dog that is nearest to the heart of Alexander Woolcott  . . .
• • Source: item in Urbana Daily Courier; published on Monday,  13 August 1934
• • Note: Okay, we admit it. We have no idea what the writer was saying in 1934. But here's a fabulous picture of Mae West photographed with two smart looking hounds. 
• • Mae just adored animals. This is really an inspired pose. The place looks like a Tuscan villa.
• • 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 3244th 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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