Motion pictures starring MAE WEST were featured in Adult Education courses run by College of the Desert. How many enrolled on Friday, 3 September 1965 for this, my little chickadee?
• • Class Offerings for Adults at College of the Desert • •
• • Classes start on September 13, 1965. Registration takes place September 9th and 10th.
• • GREAT FILM SERIES Tuesday 1:00 and 7:30 p.m. Lecture Hall. Includes classic shorts such as "Peaches" — Harry Langdon, classic comedies such as "My Little Chickadee" — Mae West, W. C. Fields, and . . .
• • Announcement (page 5) in The Desert Sun; published on Friday, 3 September 1965.
• • On Wednesday, 3 September 1930 in Variety • •
• • According to Variety, the Wall Street crash clobbered the box office. When "Sex" starring Mae West enjoyed a ten-week engagement at the Garrick Theatre in Chicago, Variety noted that The Windy City had only three other plays in production during that interval.
• • Variety's issue dated for Wednesday, 3 September 1930 noted that a dozen legitimate Chicago playhouses had gone dark. It was a lucky break for Mae, all the same.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West was about to go to her dressing room when the director suggested that she change into a certain gown that she had worn earlier in the picture. She looked him straight in the eye and said, "I'm Mae West. I can't wear the same clothes twice."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I'm not changing my screen type, either. I might be a little sweeter character this time around, but there will still be a bad streak in me."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Film Daily mentioned Mae West.
• • Elizabeth Young wrote: Mae West's novel of inter-racial sex is "The Constant Sinner" (1937; rpt. London: Virago, 1995). . . .
• • Source: Noted in the book "Disarming the Nation: Women's Writing and the American Civil War" written by Elizabeth Young (University of Chicago Press); published in 1999
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •
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• • By the Numbers • •
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