When MAE WEST heard the news about a new inflatable, was she deflated? Let's hear more.
• • "Mae West to Be Replaced by Jayne Mansfield" • •
• • Hollywood [U.P.I.] — — Mae West had an Icy “no comment” today to reports that the Mae West life jacket Is being replaced by a new streamlined model, the Jayne Mansfield.
• • Officers at Shaw AFB. S. C., reported Friday that experts have been tinkering with the new vest to replace the Mae West of World War II fame which has saved the lives of pilots down at sea.
• • Pilots immediately dubbed the new life vest, the Jayne Mansfield, "a pretty good replacement for Mae and up-to-date.”
• • The new jacket has the advantage of being inflated prior to wriggling out of the parachute harness. In contrast, the old style "Mae West" made it necessary for a pilot down at sea to shed his parachute before inflating the jacket.
• • Jayne Mansfield and the muscleman Mickey Hargitay are married. Mickey once was one of Mae's nightclub entertainers.
• • Source: Syndicated article rpt in The Desert Sun; published on Monday, 5 October 1959.
• • On Saturday, 5 October 1918 • •
• • Mae West received top billing in the review of "Sometime" by The New York Times, which was first published on Saturday, 5 October 1918.
• • On Friday, 5 October 1928 in Cornell Daily Sun • •
• • "Mae West Show Closed by Police; 57 Indicted" • •
• • New York, October 4 — The 56 members of the cast of "Pleasure Man" and Mae West its author, were indicted today by the Grand Jury ... under the penal code relating to indecent theatrical productions and will be arraigned in general sessions tomorrow.
• • The accused were taken to the West Side court after the indictments had been handed down but the hearing was adjourned at the request of District Attorney Joab Banton.
• • Source: Article in Cornell Daily Sun; published on Friday, 5 October 1928.
• • On Friday, 5 October 1934 in Catskill Mountain News • •
• • On Friday, 5 October 1934 "Belle of the Nineties" starring Mae West" was onscreen (on that date only) in the Galli-Curci Theatre, named for the great Italian opera soprano.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • A couple of months ago, Mae West sauntered into Arthur Knight's film class at USC, put her hand on her hip, took her time looking around the room, and finally said: "Hello, boys."
• • It was a co-ed class.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Of course, I had to have experiences to understand life. I had to know all about life to give people what they wanted on the stage."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A newspaper in Ithaca, NY mentioned Mae West.
• • "Police Stop Matinee of Mae West's New Play" • •
• • New York, NY — AP — A matinee performance of Mae West's play "Pleasure Man" was halted during the first scene of the third act this afternoon by Police Lieutenant James Coy who walked on the stage and told the audience that he was placing the cast under arrest. Miss West and her actors had also been arrested after Monday night's opening of the play, charged with staging an indecent performance. ...
• • Source: The Cornell Daily Sun; published on Thursday, 4 October 1928
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