If you were in Western Australia, you would have read this headline on Friday, 28 October 1938: "MAE WEST's Last Picture."
• • Mae West's last picture to date, "Every Day's a Holiday," will be at the Grand Theatre. Overseas advice in dictates that this is the best effort from her for some time — — even if it is, as it appears at present, to be the end of her meteoric screen career. Her first film created box-office records in America that have not been broken since, and her pictures brought into being the Hay's Office censorship, following the League of Decency campaign in 1934.
• • In "Every Day's a Holiday," Miss West has her best role which is the gay golddigger of the 1890s with her visiting card endorsed R.S.V.P. in the corner. Stage and election backgrounds of the New York of 1895 form the right atmosphere for her masquerade of elaborate insolence, husky voice and feline walk. Miss West writes her own dialogue and has one especially good wisecrack In this picture. "Forlorn River" is the other picture on the bill. ...
• • Source: Article-Review in The West Australian (Perth); published on Friday, 28 October 1938.
• • On Saturday, 28 October 1933 in Boston Herald • •
• • "Miss West in Her Victorious Course," an article in Boston Herald on Saturday, 28 October 1933, described the box office brouhaha in Beantown caused by "I'm No Angel." Crowds rushing to secure tickets reminded a local journalist of a "run on the neighboring bank."
• • On Tuesday, 28 October 1941 • •
• • On Tuesday, 28 October 1941, Hollywood columnists broke the story that Mae West was seeking a divorce. The Courier Mail (Brisbane) ran the piece on the front cover.
• • Hollywood, October 28 — Mae West, the film star, announced to-day that she was filing a suit for divorce against Frank Wallace, to whom she was married in 1911. The action will be a cross-complaint to Wallace's suit for separate maintenance.
• • Source: Syndicated article: "Mae West Seeks a Divorce" written by A.A.P. and reprinted in The Courier-Mail (page 1); published on Wednesday, 29 October 1941.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper will appear in one picture each per year.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Honey, it's like this. The women don't razz me because I don't make 'em jealous. The only censorship directed at me comes from men because intelligent men resent my satire."
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• • The Daily Illini mentioned Mae West.
• • Scott: I read a news headline that Mae West made colonel in Kentucky.
• • Trott: Is that so? Then the general must have been out of town.
• • Source: Campus Humor in Daily Illini; published on Saturday, 28 October 1933
• • Note: According to their web site: Kentucky Colonels are unwavering in devotion to faith, family, fellowman and country. Passionate about being compassionate. Proud, yet humble. Leaders who are not ashamed to follow. Gentle but strong in will and commitment. The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, as a Brotherhood, reaches out to care for our children, support those in need and preserve our rich heritage. . . .
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