Monday, October 26, 2015

Mae West: One-Night Strand

MAE WEST brought her show "Come On Up" to Ithaca, New York in late October 1946.
• • According to The Cornell Daily Sun:  Mae West would be on the stage in person at the Strand Theatre for one night only, one performance only, on Thursday, 31 October 1946.
• • Well, talk about a one-night Strand!
• • Source: Item in The Cornell Daily Sun;  published on Saturday, 26 October 1946.
• • On Monday, 26 October 1959 in Time • •
• • Here's what Time Magazine's issue dated for Monday, 26 October 1959 noted about CBS news correspondent Charles Collingwood, who came up to see Mae West.
• • Time wrote: CBS-TV brass sat down and privately took in a video-taped Person to Person interview with the aging Sex Goddess Mae West — — and promptly canceled the earthy program because parts of it "might be misconstrued." Had Author West (Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It) said or done anything naughty before the cameras? "Certain minds always misconstrue everything," said the past mistress of double-meaning ribaldry. "I have a very big public that understands what I say."
• • On Thursday, 26 October 1995 • •
• • "Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her" [57 minutes] — — the VHS format was released on Thursday, 26 October 1995.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • New comedy LPs released this month include packages by Mae West and the late W. C. Fields.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   “I take an enema every single day of my life — — after I leave the bathroom, you can go in and fry an egg.”
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Benjamin Britten mentioned Mae West.
• • The movie queen had an admirer in the British composer—pianist Benjamin Britten [1913 — 1976].
• • Writing in his diary on Saturday, 26 October 1935, Britten noted:  Have to see Doone (which I do at Bridges) about Timon).  ... Meet Henry Boys in evening. He is a nice person. Eat with him and see Mae West in "Goin' to Town." She is a very great personality. ...
• • Source: "Journeying Boy: The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten 1928—1938" edited by John Evans [London, England: Faber and Faber, Thursday,  21 October 2010]
• • 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 3296th 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:

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• • Mae West • in 1935

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the 11th anniversary of the Mae West Blog. Time flies when one is having fun readying your blog each day!