Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mae West: Beds Big Enough

An amusing item about MAE WEST appeared in "The Voice of Broadway," a syndicated gossip  column written by Dorothy Kilgallen on Thursday, 4 November 1954.
• • Dorothy Kilgallen wrote this:  Mae West’s muscle men have trouble finding hotel beds big enough for their bulging frames. One of them, George Eiferman, was knocked out for five’ minutes the other night when he banged his head trying to get arranged for a cosy snooze, suffered a lump the size of an ostrich egg.
• • Source: Item in the syndicated column "The Voice of Broadway" by Dorothy Kilgallen rpt in Desert Sun;  published on Thursday, 4 November 1954.
• • On Friday, 4 November 1927 • •
• • Mae West could not have been thrilled during November 1927. The New York Times planted a bitter raspberry with their review of "The Wicked Age," her latest play (published on Saturday, 5 November 1927). Written by Mae West, age 34, and her long-time collaborator, the production opened at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre on Friday evening, 4 November 1927 — — and lasted for merely nineteen performances.
• • On Wednesday, 4 November 1931 • •
• • After enormous effort, on Wednesday, 4 November 1931 the final curtain came down at the Royale Theatre on "The Constant Sinner" starring and written by Mae West.
• • Set in Harlem, the play opened on 14 September 1931 and ran for 64 performances on Broadway.
• • On Friday, 4 November 1932 • •
• • The Los Angeles Times reported that the Hayes Office did not approve of "Diamond Lil" as a screenplay, however, Mae West would be starring in a new picture "Honky-Tonk." A few weeks later, on Friday, 4 November 1932, readers learned that project had been scrapped.
• • On Sunday, 4 November 1934 • •
• • The syndicated feature "The Experts Derided Mae West" written by John C. Moffitt was reprinted in The Straits Times and published on Sunday, 4 November 1934.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Hollywood in the 1930s was not an easy place for a British actor to get work, unless he happened to meet Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Honey, I've always got a new trick. Come up and see me sometime, and bring an old dog with you."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Cornell Daily Sun mentioned Mae West.
• • Mae West, the world's most publicized woman — Her new Brunswick Phonograph Records — I'm No Angel, I Found a New Way to Go to Town, I Want You — I Need You, They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk — all sung by Mae West . . .
• • Source: Item (Page 5) in The Cornell Daily Sun; published on Friday, 3 November 1933  
• • Note: Of course, you Mae-mavens out there will recognize all these songs from "I'm No Angel" (Paramount, 1933)
• • 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 3303rd 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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