Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mae West: Suing Mate

MAE WEST brought the Bowery to her fans at Stanford University.
• • The Stanford Daily wrote: The FRESHMAN FILM SERIES will present "She Done Him Wrong" starring Mae West and Cary Grant and "The Hurricane" with Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall tonight beginning at 8 p.m. in Geology 320.  Admission is free.
• • Source: Item in The Stanford Daily; published on Tuesday, 15 October 1968.
• • On Wednesday, 15 October 1941 • •
• • On Wednesday, 15 October 1941, Associated Press sent this news over the wire.
• • "Mae Asks Divorce From Suing Mate" • •
• • Associated Press wrote: San Bernardino — Mae West is going to ask a divorce from Frank Wallace, the man whom she married in Milwaukee in 1911.
• • Wallace's suit, demanding $3,000 monthly separate maintenance from the actress, has been transferred to Los Angeles county on motion of Miss West's attorney with the agreement of Wallace's counsel.
• • Mae's lawyer Kenneth Chauncey said she would file a corresponding suit to Wallace's demands, asking for a divorce.
• • Source: Bakersfield Californian (page 1); published on Wednesday, 15 October 1941.
• • On Friday, 15 October 1948 • •
• • Mae West wrote a check on Friday, 15 October 1948, made payable to Fred Dempsey Florist. In 1948, the sum of $20.60 would have purchased quite a splendid floral display.
• • On Thursday, 15 October 1959 • •
• • On Thursday, 15 October 1959, The Los Angeles Times printed an article by Cecil Smith: "Mae West Censored from New TV Show."  CBS also cut Jack Webb from the same program.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • The kind of film which Will Rogers, Janet Gaynor, and Victor Moore appear in is what we at the Vatican have in mind. We do not like the Mae West type.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "The nerve of a brass monkey."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily Illini mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West to File Divorce Suit" • •
• • San Bernardino, Calif. — Oct. 14. — Counsel for Mae West said today she would file suit in Los Angeles to divorce Frank Wallace, whom she married in Milwaukee in 1911. Wallace recently lost a suit here for $1, 000 monthly separate maintenance.
• • Miss West had sought to file her divorce action as an answer, but Judge Charles L. Allison ruled that because the actress lives in Hollywood, the suit should be filed in Los Angeles county.  . . .
• • Source: Item in Daily Illini; published on Wednesday, 15 October 1941 
• • Note: And here's the "suing mate" himself in 1941, looking to retire and live out his days in comfort on Mae's movie star income. Well, nice try, sucker, but the judges ruled "no dice" and Frank receded back into obscurity.
• • 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 3289th 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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