Friday, December 18, 2015

Mae West: Tripping

MAE WEST appears in another book, a nonfiction title this time.
• • The New Statesman critic Marina Benjamin states that "Hotel" by Joanna Walsh is deft and imaginative, tripping between references to Katherine Mansfield, Mae West, the Marx Brothers and Karl Marx. Her review was printed on December 14th. "Hotel" is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series. 
• • On Wednesday, 18 December 1940 • •
• • Mae West collaborated with W.C. Fields one time.
• • W.C. Fields says: "I'm never frightened of my enemies, but I'm always worried about my injudicious well-meaning friends."  See him with Mae West in "My Little Chickadee."
• • Source: Item in The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser; published on Wednesday, 18 December 1940. 
• • On Saturday, 18 December 1937 • •
• • "Every Day's a Holiday," a Gay Nineties motion picture comedy film starring and co-written by Mae West, was released in the USA in December — — on Saturday, 18 December 1937.
• • On Saturday, 18 December 1937 • •
• • On Saturday, 18 December 1937 some industry people surely noticed an article about Mae West on page 27 in Motion Picture Herald:   "Mae West Burlesques the Bible on the Air for Coffee Merchants."
• • On Saturday, 18 December 1993 • •
• • On Wednesday, 29 September 1971 Mae West had written a letter to comedian Groucho Marx.  Mae wrote (in part), "I've always been crazy about your crazy comedy. I remember how I howled watching your rushes in the projection room at Paramount, when I was there too, waiting to watch my own. ... I have to tell you you're the greatest of all the funny men ... whenever you're in L.A. come up and see me."
• • Price realized for this rare letter by Christie's auction bidding in NYC on Saturday, 18 December 1993 was $2,530.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West, screen actress, has two favored horses competing in the Sunday races. The famous film star’s speedsters, Art Dillon and Lucky Watts will have W. E. Bakeoff driving them for a winning place at the Palm Springs Field Club. 
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I'm going to see how it seems to wake up on my ranch and hear a bird singing, for a change, instead of listening to taxis and trucks or milkmen. They say I'll be able to reach out of the window and have my orange juice. Well, we'll see."   
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Variety mentioned Mae West.
• • Feist has taken over "Sweet Katinka," by Ben Russell and Henry Tobias, the latter a youngster and a cousin of Eddie Cantor, now also with Mae West in vaudeville.  . . .
• • Source: Item in Variety; published on Wednesday, 2 December I925 
• • 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 3,300 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004.
You are reading the 3336th 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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