Monday, January 04, 2016

Mae West: All Her Own

In 1914, MAE WEST toured in variety with her accordionist husband Guido Deiro. In Texas they were booked at the Majestic. In 1910, a new Majestic Theatre had been built on the site of its (now outdated) forerunner, on the corner of Tenth and Commerce.
• • Kandy Main wrote:   Mae West's act was called "In a Style All Her Own" during 1914. A newspaper critic reported that Fort Worth audiences of the day were too unsophisticated for this show.  . . .
• • Source:  Article in The Junior Historian;  published in January 1968.

• • On Monday, 27 January 1930 in The Brooklyn Eagle • •
• • The death of Matilda Delker West was reported in The Brooklyn Eagle on Monday, 27 January 1930. A heartbreaking loss for her daughter Mae, who was born and bred in Brooklyn, where her mother introduced her to the vaudeville circuit.
• • On Friday, 27 January 1933 in the USA • •
• • The red carpet premiere of "She Done Him Wrong" took place in Hollywood on Friday, 27 January 1933. What a great day for Mae West.
• • On Thursday, 27 January 1938 • •
• • Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times man on the aisle, gave his review of "Every Day's a Holiday" on page 17 [N.Y. Times on 27 January 1938]. Nugent didn't care for the motion picture per se but seemed to appreciate the live music played by Benny Goodman and his orchestra that was part of the New York Paramount Theatre's stage show.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West lived her life as she pleased, particularly during the Roaring Twenties, when life was rather free and unrestricted. One of her greatest shows was on Broadway in the hit, "Diamond Lil," which was full of double entendres.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I top 'em all. So why should they like me? People don't want to be topped."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Sandusky Register mentioned Mae West.
• • Hollywood — A.P.  — John Barrymore is virtually down to his last yacht. Joan Crawford has more jewels than "Diamond Lil" Mae West. Charles Chaplin is the wealthiest movie star. Harold Lloyd is the screen's largest landholder.
• • These are some of the facts written into the records of the county tax collector, now that the time approaches again for collecting taxes. Many of the stars own property outside Los Angeles County, of course. John Barrymore's assessed valuation today is $56,676, of which $68,350 is his yacht, the Infanta. A year ago, the gross assessment was $96,440, with the yacht on the rolls as worth $69,040. Joan Crawford and Joe E. Brown share a rare distinction. They are worth more than last year. The assessed valuation of the wide-mouthed comedian this year is $111,166. compared with $55,150 last year. Joan Crawford's figure on the rolls is $66,010, while last year it was $65,965.
• • Mae West is down for $4,600 in mostly jewelry, while the jewelry alone of Joan Crawford is more.  . . .
• • Source: Item in The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio); published on Sunday, 21 July 1935
• • 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 3347th 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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