Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mae West: Nightly Guffaws

It was November 1954 and MAE WEST was booked at the famed Latin Quarter in Manhattan.
• • "New York Cavalcade" • •
• • Louis Sobol wrote:  "The nightly guffaws at the Latin Quarter as Mae West leeringly surveys her platoon of muscle men. . ."
• • Earlier in November 1954, Sobol mentioned: Johnnie Ray travels backstage of the Latin Quarter to pose for a few camera shots with Mae West.
• • Source: item in Louis Sobol's gossip column syndicated in The Desert Sun;  published on Thursday,  25 November 1954.
• • On Saturday, 25 November 1911 in Variety • •
• • The opening night cast of  "Vera Violetta" at the Winter Garden did not include the misbehaving  and Gaby-upstaging Mae West. Her antics during the out-of-town try-outs brought about her dismissal. Variety (perhaps without knowing it) printed a face-saving explanation in their issue dated for Saturday, 25 November 1911, indicating that Mae had pneumonia. 
• • Hmmm, no doubt it was the kind of "pneumonia" brought on by standing in an icy draft when Gaby Deslys opened her mouth wide and blasted a naughty cast-mate.
• • On Tuesday, 25 November 1947 in Australia • •
• • Australia's Savoy Theatre announced "Maurice Chevalier, Mae West now showing together on the same programme!! We have turned back the clock and from 1934 have brought you the Happiest Entertainment of 1934 — — Maurice Chevalier, Jeannette MacDonald, Charlie Ruggles in "One Hour with You" and also Mae West, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold in "I'm No Angel" now at these times . . .
• • Source: The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, 25 November 1947.
• • On Thursday, 25 November 1943 in NYC • •
• • Bouquets of praise did not shower Mae West after her film "The Heat Is On" was released right before Christmas in December 1943. Trading on The Big Apple's fondness for the Brooklyn bombshell, this ill-fated project had a special New York City premiere on Thursday, 25 November 1943.
• • On Tuesday, 23 November 1980 • •
• • A private service for Mae West was held in the Old North Church replica, in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, on Tuesday, 25 November 1980.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West once told a reporter that she almost married George Raft.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I won't drink Los Angeles water — — it's terrible.  I only drink bottled water." 
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Vassar Miscellany News mentioned Mae West.
• • At Liberty Theatre — — Mae West in "I'm No Angel" for "five big days" Sunday to Thursday with Cary Grant. Mae says: "Come up and see me!" Continuous shows from 1 to 11pm. Phone 2755 . . .
• • Source: Item in Vassar Miscellany News; published on Saturday, 25 November 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 3319th 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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