Friday, November 13, 2015

Mae West: Margaret Atwood

Novelist Margaret Atwood, now 75, once bought a corset owned by MAE WEST. The Canadian writer was born in November  — — on Saturday, 18 November 1939.
• • Dawn Fallik asked:  You mentioned that you're not a rock star and no one would want your shoelaces on eBay. Did you ever have a rock-star crush and pine for someone's shoelaces?
• • Margaret Atwood explained:  I wasn't that kind of teenager. I was certainly very appreciative of Elvis Presley when he turned up, so I put a lot of Elvises in this book, and I also liked Marilyn Monroe. I think "Some Like It Hot" is just a masterpiece. I once bought at a charity auction a corset belonging to Mae West. The corset was quite tiny around the waist. But it wasn't because I was fetishizing her; it was because I was helping the charity.
• • Source: Article: "Margaret Atwood talks about writing, editing, the future, Elvis robots, and Mae West" interviewed by Dawn Fallik for The Inquirer; published on Monday, 19 October  2015.
• • On Monday, 13 November 1933 • •
• • "I'm No Angel" starring Mae West and featuring Cary Grant was at the Strand Theatre in Ithaca, NY.  An article on this new release appeared in the section "The Screen." It was published in The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 54, Number 43, on Monday, 13 November 1933.
• • On Friday, 13 November 1936 • •
• • "Mae West will go to Egypt to make a harem picture if she accepts the offer of a fez-wearing movie director from Cairo, who has been interviewing her for the past week," wrote a publicist from Paramount Pictures. It was sent out on Friday the 13th (13 November 1936).
• • On Thursday, 13 November 1975 • •
• • The book "Films of Mae West" written by Jon Tuska was published  by Citadel Press in the USA on Thursday, 13 November 1975. An excellent title for your Mae West bookshelf.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Steve Cochran, who scored a hit last year as Mae West’s leading man in the Broadway production of "Diamond Lil," was signed by Warner Bros, after his performance with James Cagney in “White Heat.”
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "They didn't know what they'd got at first — — the studio didn't."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily mentioned Mae West and her new film — — "Now and Forever."
• • "Paramount Goes Sound; Capitol Pool Off" • •
• • The policy starts with "Cleopatra."  Already lined up are: "The Scarlet Empress," "She Loves Me Not," the Mae West film, "Now and Forever," "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch,"
"College Rhythm" and "The Pursuit of Happiness."
• • Each picture will run as long as it draws. Paramount is figuring that with this lineup the theatre is set until December.  ...
• • Source:  Item in Motion Picture Daily; published on Tuesday, 24 July 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 3310th 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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