Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Mae West: BBC Bad Girls

MAE WEST was at the center of a "Kaleidoscope Feature" broadcast by the BBC on Friday,   2 September 1994.  Did you listen to this program?   
• • "When I'm Bad I'm Better" • •
• • Christopher Cook talks to cinema star Kathleen Turner, TV actress Julie T. Wallace, and comedian Lily Savage about Mae West and her legacy to today's bad girls.
• • Heard on BBC Radio 4 FM,  Friday, 2 September 1994.   
• • On Monday, 2 September 1911 in The Clipper • •
• • The New York Clipper (a.k.a. The Clipper) was a weekly entertainment newspaper published in New York City from 1853 to 1924.  It reviewed many forms of artistic endeavor from the circus to vaudeville to the legit.
• • Two items in The Clipper, on 3 June 1911 and on Monday, 2 September 1911, covered "A Florida Enchantment." This touring show featured "a little French adventuress" played by Mae West and "young Goldberg" played by Frank Wallace, who became her husband in April 1911. The Clipper applauded their "coon shouting."  Mae sang a number "Tiger Love," backed by a burlesque chorus and also delighted the reviewer when she made "several changes down to full tights with good effect."  Woo-woo-woo.
• • On Tuesday, 2 September 1969 • •
• • Stanley Musgrove spoke to Mae West often as she prepared for "Myra Breckinridge" and fretted about working with Michael Sarne and a much younger actress.  Musgrove's diary entries on Tuesday, 2 September 1969 reveal a different side of Mae than most of her fans knew.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • When Miss West restored her study of society to America last November, a bus-load of the Broadway nightwatch rolled out to Montclair, NJ to pay their respects to her artistry.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'm not looking backward at what I've done or what success has come my way. The minute you do that and stand around on what's already come your way, you're headed back in the other direction."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A book on early Hollywood footage mentioned Mae West.
• • Anthony Balducci wrote: "Hollywood on Parade A-2" [Saturday, 9 September 1933] Paramount Pictures. P: Louis Lewyn. 
• • Buster Crabbe, Mae West, Cecil B. DeMille, Lloyd Hamilton, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx. 1 reel.  . . .
• • Source:  Noted in the book "Lloyd Hamilton: Poor Boy Comedian of Silent Cinema" written by Anthony Balducci (McFarland); published on Friday, 17  July 2009
• • 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 3258th 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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