Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mae West: Daily Trojan

MAE WEST  makes many appearances in the newly digitized archives of the University of Southern California History Collection.  Here's one bit from the Daily Trojan.
• • "Twelve Movies and Mae West" • •
• • "Film Classics Sponsor Selected Series" • •
• • After surveying movies from studies of eight nations, Delta Short, an art, documentary, and cinema fraternity, will sponsor a series of 12 Film Classics beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Founders Hall. Season ticket books costing $3 each will go on sale . . .  Two showings will be made each Tuesday evening, one at 7:30 in room 133 and another at 8:30 in 229. . . .
• • "Mae Be Difficult" • •
• • Inviting glamorous Mae West to give an introductory speech about her picture with W. C. Fields, “My Little Chickadee,” is the task now facing Delta Kappa Alpha.
• • “Miss West’s appearance might be difficult to obtain, but we plan to have speakers for each of the presentations,” said Roger Caras, Film Classics chairman.
• • Source: Item in Daily Trojan (Los Angeles);  published on Monday, 21 September 1953.  
• • On Tuesday, 1 September 1931 • •
• • After "The Constant Sinner" (set in Harlem) opened, Variety made its feelings known in their issue dated for Tuesday, 1 September 1931.  Variety noted:  "Diamond Lil" was a Mother Goose story compared to this one. 
• • Variety — — always good for a laugh.
• • On Friday, 1 September 1939 • •
• • It was on Friday, 1 September 1939 in Great Britain when English viewers saw Mae West featured in a splashy cameo in “Mickey’s Gala Premiere” on the telly.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West herself parodied Greta Garbo in the film within a film, "The Drifting Lady" in "Go West Young Man."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "I wasn't completely satisfied with 'I'm No Angel,'  I'll admit — — but this one is going to outclass both the others."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Schlesinger Library in Cambridge, Mass. mentioned Mae West.
• • The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States.  The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.  . . .   
• • Manuscript collection highlights include the papers of Mae West, Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Julia Child, the National Organization for Women, and Amelia Earhart. ...
• • The Library is located at 10 Garden Street in Radcliffe Yard.
• • Source: Item from The Schlesinger Library;  posted in June 2015 
• • 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 3257th 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: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/

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• • Mae West • in 1932

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