Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mae West: Chewed Gum Glum

The headline read:  "MAE WEST Loses Bid to Sew Up 'Diamond Lil' Tag."
• • San Francisco [UPI] — —Mae West. 66, suffered another setback Tuesday in her fight to gain sole rights to perform under the name "Diamond Lil."
• • The entertainer chewed gum impassively as she heard the decision In the court of Judge Thomas Foley.  She later told newsmen she would pursue her claims in a higher court.
• • In denying Miss West a temporary injunction, Foley ruled that the name “Diamond Lil” is public domain, therefore, available to anyone.
• • Miss West has sued night club singer Marie Lind for billing herself as “Diamond Lil.” She contended that inasmuch as she wrote and starred in a play by that name, she should have exclusive rights to perform as "Diamond Lil.”  She also asked $50,000 damages.
• • Article by the wire services rpt in Desert Sun; published on Thursday, 22 October 1959.
• • On Sunday, 22 October 1933 • •
• • On Sunday, 22 October 1933 The N.Y. Herald Tribune drew attention to the significance of Mae West, the hottest movie star of the year.  The editors noted Mae was "as much one of the major phenomena of 1933 as the NRA, "The Three Little Pigs," or Senator Huey Long." Wow.
• • On Tuesday, 22 October 1935 in Hollywood • •
• • Missives flew back and forth from the Hays Office about the wicked script for "Klondike Annie" and Mae West.
• • "the breasts must never be exposed..." • •
• • On Tuesday, 22 October 1935 Will Hays emphasized this: "We wish to repeat our general caution, as set forth to you in our letter of October 19, regarding the photographing of Mae West's breasts.  We again remind you that there is a definite code provision which ordains the breasts must never be exposed, either in whole or in part — — nor should these be emphasized in the costume.  ..."
• • On Sunday, 22 October 2006 • •
• • Angus McBean photographed Mae West, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, and numerous movie stars. His exhibition "Portraits" was held at the Porter Gallery, opening on 5 July 2006 and closing on Sunday, 22 October 2006.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West has made her walk a trademark. It is unique and it is so very amusing when she uses it, but if anyone else did it, it would be ridiculous.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "That piano guy Liberace's got a lot of charm. I could go for someone that charming.  I see good in every man. That's why I'm not married."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A campus daily newspaper mentioned Mae West on page 1.
• • "SAC Film to Feature Mae West, W. C. Fields" • •
• • Tomorrow night's movie sponsored by SAC stars Mae West and W. C. Fields. The picture is a comedy called "My Little Chickadee" and features Mae West in her prime. The box office in McMillin Theater opens at 8 P.M. and the picture starts at 8:30 P.M. Admission is 35 cents  . . .
• • Source: Item in Columbia Daily Spectator (NYC); published on Monday, 22 October 1951
• • 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 3294th 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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