Friday, August 28, 2015

Mae West: Sex Sorcery

MAE WEST was bringing great delight to her friends in New Zealand on Wednesday, 28 August 1935. The Press in Christchurch announced this.
• • "Amusements" • •
• • The Press wrote:  She's gone modern!  Here she is, crashing into society and doin' 'em wrong the modern way.  Mae West brings high life to society, mingling with the best people and finding the best men — — Friday next! Here is romance and excitement and a Mae West you'll enjoy more than ever before in "Now I'm a Lady" with Paul Cavanagh and Ivan Lebedeff.
• • Recommended by the Censor for Adults.
• • Reserves D.I.C. or Majestic 33-537.
• • Source: Notice (page 1) in The Press (New Zealand); published on Wednesday, 28 August 1935.
• • On Monday, 28 August 1933 in Hollywood Reporter • •
• • According to a news item in The Hollywood Reporter published on Monday, 28 August 1933, Alexander Hall and George Somnes were set to co-direct the Mae West motion picture  "Belle of the Nineties."  However, these men were later replaced by Leo McCarey.
• • On Monday, 28 August 1939 in Life • •
• • Life Magazine's issue (dated 28 August 1939) included a half-page photo of Mae West.
• • On Saturday, 28 August 1954 in the Skyroom • •
• • A glamourous photo of Mae West accompanied the article "Mae West Muscle Men Skyroom Hit" printed in Reno Evening Gazette, top of page 2, on Saturday, 28 August 1954.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Interviewing Mae West is rather like talking with the Sphinx or warming up to the Mona Lisa. You are so filled with awe at conversing with one of the Wonders of the World, and with admiration of the ultimate in symbolic sex sorcery, that addlement may easily set in.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "Men are my hobby. If I ever got married, I'd have to give it up.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A California paper mentioned Mae West.
• • One of Mae West’s successes, “Night After Night” will play a return engagement Wednesday and Thursday. Miss West has suddenly sprung into great popularity with screen fans, and her admirers will be attracted by this production.
• • At the York Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, August 30th—31st — — Return Engagement of Mae West in “Night After Night” — —  only 15 cents admission.
• • Wednesday Night at York Theatre is Grocery Night! 
• • Source: Item in  Eagle Rock Advertiser (Eagle Rock, California); published on Monday, 28 August 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 3255th 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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