Monday, August 03, 2015

Mae West: "Sextette" on Sixth

The Annual MAE WEST Tribute in New York City, hometown of the sultry screen goddess herself, starts today.  Come up and see Mae!
• • Honoring Mae West in August • •
• • August 3: "Sextette" (1978; 91 mins.) Dir: Ken Hughes.  Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. Cue the wild and hilarious action! Starring Mae West, Tony Curtis, Dom DeLuise, Ringo Starr, and many more!
• • Where: Jefferson Market Library: 425 Sixth Avenue, Willa Cather Room, New York, NY 10011; Tel.: 212- 243-4334. Don't miss it.
• • On Thursday, 3 August 1944 • •
• • "Catherine Was Great" opened on Wednesday, 2 August 1944. Reviews appeared soon after.
• • The Herald Tribune reported on Thursday, 3 August 1944: "Mae West came to Broadway last night, decked out like a battleship in a swimming pool ....  Uh-oh!
• • 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 • •
• • Bosomy actress Mae West and fan dancer Sally Rand have been invited to play Lady Godiva in Dubbo's Jubilee Week procession in October.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I've always liked athletes because they don't smoke, don't drink, and understand the importance of keeping their bodies in top working order — — and a hard man is good to find."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A fan magazine mentioned Mae West.
• • Well, sir, I finds myself next in Skagway. That's a great little place, Skagway. There I met the peppy, old, walrus-mustached gent, Martin Itjen who drove down to Hollywood last year in his gayly adorned "Skagway Streetcar" just to see Mae West. He saw her, all right, and they had their pictures taken together. . . .
• • Source: Item in Photoplay; published in the issue dated for December 1935 
• • Note: Hoping to drum up innovative publicity for his totally refurbished Soapy Smith museum, in the mid-1930s Martin Itgen (born in 1870) took his street-car to Tinseltown to sing the praises of Skagway, Alaska's tourism potential.
• • In Hollywood, he paid homage to Mae West, the star of "Klondike Annie," who cordially posed with him.  Thanks to Mae's graciousness, Martin Itgen was able to attract other movie stars to take pictures with him.

• • 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 3236th 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 • at her makeup table

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