Monday, August 10, 2015

Mae West: Mavis Arden at 6

The Annual MAE WEST Tribute in New York City, hometown of the sultry screen goddess herself, continues with one of her iconic screen comedies offered today.  Admission is free. Come up and see Mae!
• • Honoring Mae West in August • •
• • August 10: "Go West Young Man" (1936; 82 mins) Dir: Henry Hathaway. A sultry movie star, stranded in the country, trifles with a young man's affections. Starring Mae West as Mavis Arden (based on Broadway's smash hit "Personal Appearance" written by Lawrence Riley).
• • Where:  Jefferson Market Library: 425 Sixth Avenue, Willa Cather Room, New York, NY 10011; Tel.: 212- 243-4334. Don't miss it.
• • On Tuesday, 6 August 1912 • •
• • In 1912 a teenage Mae West was invited to perform again at Hammerstein's Victoria. The singing comedienne was booked for a week-long engagement that began on Tuesday, 6 August 1912.
• • On Monday, 10 August 1936 • •
• • Production of "Klondike Annie" starring Mae West began on Monday, 10 August 1936 and was finished by September.
• • On Thursday, 10 August 1944 • •
• • On Thursday, 10 August 1944, the headlines in Australia read: "AIF Men Went Up and Saw Mae West ." 
• • The A.A.P. wrote this: New York, Wednesday — A party of 50 AIF and RAAF officers and men went up last night and saw Mae West in person. Previously they had attended a lavish new Broadway show, "Catherine Was Great," in which she portrays the celebrated Russian Empress.
• • On Sunday, 10 August 1980 • •
• • Oh, dear Mae! It was one week before Mae West celebrated her eighty-seventh birthday. But on Sunday, 10 August 1980, she fell out of bed leading to a calamity.
• • 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 • •
• • On the schedule for future shows are programs which are built around the career of some famous screen star, who will also put in an "in person" appearance at the theatre.  Mae West  plans to make a trip east in the near future for the occasion.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Screen Thrills Illustrated mentioned Mae West.
• • George Raft said: "Eventually when I was starred in a picture called "Night after Night,"  and was allowed to choose my own leading ladies, I sent for Mae West. It was her first silver screen appearance, and her cleverness on the set was a new kind of thievery to me.  She stole everything but the cameras, and I never made another picture with her.  I knew she had me licked."  . . .
• • Source:  Article in Screen Thrills Illustrated; published on Wednesday, 10 February 1965 
• • Note: George Raft and Mae West were lifelong friends. They actually did work together again; Raft had a walk-on part in Mae's last motion picture, "Sextette" [1978].
• • 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 3241st 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online:

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• • Mae West • in 1932

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