Friday, November 06, 2015

Mae West: Trumpet King

On Saturday, 6 November 1937, Joe Claser mentioned that his client would be in a new motion picture with MAE WEST.  In "Every Day's a Holiday," as Peaches O'Day, Mae has one of her best roles, a gay golddigger of the 1890s with her visiting card endorsed R.S.V.P.  in the corner.
• • "Louis Armstrong All Set for Mae West Flicker" • •
• • Hollywood, Nov. 1. — Associated Press — — Joe Claser, personal manager of Louis Armstrong, has just completed a deal with Paramount Pictures whereby the trumpet king  will have a featured role in the new Mae West cinema project “Every Day’s a Holiday" due for shooting this week. “Satchmo" is also working with Bing Crosby in a new picture adapted from one of the O'Henry tales . . .
• • Source: item in The Indianapolis Recorder; published on Saturday, 6 November 1937.
• • On Monday, 6 November 1933 in Australia • •
• • The awe-struck tone is obvious in the article "At the Capitol — First Appearance of Mae West."  Although the reporter from Canberra, Australia puzzled over the movie's title and suggested other titles more suitable than "She Done Him Wrong" (such as "Bowery Love"), there was praise for the leading lady.
• • Impressed by her following Down Under, he wrote: "But another intriguing question was how great an actress is Mae West. If her first film appearance in Australia represents a completely submerged personality and complete dominance of the actress by her part, then her performance was a very great success. This is something to be decided in future film appearances of the blonde. ..."
• • Source: Article in Canberra Times; published on Monday, 6 November 1933.
• • On Monday, 6 November 1933 in Time Magazine • •
• • In October 1933, Time Magazine reported this: "The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, meeting in Milwaukee last week, congratulated Mae West for popularizing plump female figures . . . ."
• • The edition of Time dated for Monday, 6 November 1933 printed readers' letters reacting to that group of physicians along with the publishing of Mae's measurements in the same article.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Their marriage began and ended in secrecy for decades, blazed through the headlines for two years, and was settled by a judge, eventually with no monetary compensation due to Frank Wallace or Mae West, his kiss-less bride.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I don't go around doing Diamond Lil unless I get paid for it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Australian newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • "At the Capitol — — First Appearance of Mae West" • •
• • The large audience which left the Capitol Theatre on Saturday night after seeing a fine programme must surely had been confronted with a puzzle — — the reason for the title of the Paramount picture, ''She Done Him Wrong."  A dozen or so more appropriate names could have been suggested such as "Bowery Love," or "You'll find out," but perhaps there would not have remained the same perplexity.  But another intriguing question was how great an actress is Mae West.  ...
• • Source: Film Review (page 2) in Canberra Times; published on Monday, 6 November 1933
• • Note: Raise your hand if you think "You'll Find Out" would have been a slamming Mae West film title?  Duh!
• • 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 3305th 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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