Monday, November 30, 2015

Mae West: Bed, Boudoir

Earlier in November there was a fascinating talk about MAE WEST at an academic conference.
• • Alissa Clarke of DeMontfort University gave this presentation: "In Bed with Mae West: Movie Magazine Revelations of the Boudoir as Creative, Training and Central Scenic Space."
• • This (no doubt) fascinating discussion had been scheduled to take place on Friday, 13 November 2015. Where? Well, we knew you would ask. At Final Programme for Turning The Page: Digitalization, movie magazines and historical audience studies, Ghent University, November 2015.
• • On Tuesday, 30 November 1948 • •
• • Brooks Atkinson reviewed the New Jersey revival of "Diamond Lil" and his comments were printed in The New York Times on Tuesday, 30 November 1948 (on page 2). The title was "Mae West Hits Montclair" and Brooks Atkinson called Mae West "the goddess of sex."
• • In his admiring review of her 1948 reinvigorated Bowery queen romp through her popular "naughty nineties" hit, The New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson admitted he was moved to acknowledge what he called — — in an atypically poetic effusion — — ''the sublime fatalism of the entire business,'' and he went on to ask: ''Is she kidding or is she serious?''
• • On Sunday, 30 November 1980 in Los Angeles • •
• • An article by Richard Meryman, "The One and Only Mae West," was printed in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Sunday, 30 November 1980.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West told Earl Wilson she regrets never having met a former neighbor, Errol Flynn.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   “When I sin, I'm in like Flynn."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The British journalists mentioned Mae West.
• • "Belle of the Nineties" At the Plaza • •
• • British movie critic Charles Davy wrote: The purity campaign in America has evidently cramped Miss Mae West's style. Compared with Tira, her voluptuous lion-tamer in "I'm No Angel," her Ruby Carter in "Belle of the Nineties" is a decidedly subdued and comparatively virtuous character.  Indeed, in the somewhat murky atmosphere of the New Orleans music halls and boxing rings 50 years ago, . . .
• • Source: Review by Charles Davy in The Spectator [U.K.]; published on Friday, 30 November 1934
• • 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 3322nd 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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