Friday, September 11, 2015

Mae West: Brown Derby

One native New Yorker was MAE WEST — — and she would have been horrified by the attack on the Twin Towers on Tuesday, 11 September 2001.
• • Fouteenth Anniversary • •
• • Today is the fourteenth anniversary of this day of infamy and New York City is in mourning. Keep us in your prayers.
• • On Monday, 11 September 1933 • •
• • It was on Monday, 11 September 1933 that Mae West wrote an enthusiastic letter of encouragement to certain American theatres to help promote her new star-turn "I'm No Angel."
• • This letter was mailed to the Manager, Affiliated Theatres, Mavins Theatre, Reseve, Louisiana.
• • Wrote Mae: "There never was any kind of dame, anywhere, that worried more about her figure than a showman does about his! I mean the one he reads and either weeps or sings about at the end of the week. . . ."
• • "I'm No Angel" grossed $2.2 million.
• • On Thursday, 11 September 1947 • •
• • Mae West and Jim Timony sailed to England aboard the RMS Queen Mary and arrived at Southampton on Thursday, 11 September 1947.
• • The newspapers noted that Mae had developed a liking for scones and clotted cream, which she enjoyed with her afternoon tea.  The actress told one reporter that British cuisine had made her gain six lbs.  Umm, how much is that in "stones"?
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is the resting place of pets owned by Mae West, Diana Ross, Rudolph Valentino, Steven Spielberg, and Humphrey Bogart, to name a few stars.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "The only thing I know about Milwaukee is that they make beer there. It's pretty good beer — — but it never was good enough to make me get married and  then forget about it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A Brown Derby recollection mentioned Mae West.
• • "Old Hollywood Glamour: Brown Derby with Mae West, W.C. Fields" • •
• • "An excerpt from the Maybelline Story" • •
• • Sharrie Williams wrote:  My 16 year father, Bill Williams along with his uncle Tom Lyle Williams and Emery Shaver, pulled up to the valet at the famous Brown Derby in Beverly Hills in TL's new 1940 Packard Victoria, just as Mae West and W.C. Fields pulled up in a flashy white Rolls Royce.  Mae West and W.C. Fields, dressed in full regalia for publicity shots, posed for photographers before entering the Brown Derby restaurant, while Tom Lyle and Bill turned in time to see Starstruck Emery slam into a pole and land flat on his rear.  . . .
• • Source: Item in Paper Blog; posted on Thursday, 11 September 2014 
• • 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 3265th 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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