Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mae West: New York Roof

MAE WEST often performed for free at charitable events such as this one in January 1912.
• • "Benefit a Success" • •
• • The benefit given in aid of the sufferers of the Equitable fire, on the New York Theatre Roof, on Jan. 18, was a big success, and the size of the crowd was a tribute to the cause of the management.
• • Pat Casey and Wm. Fox were the inceptors of the affair, and John Zanft and Harry Reichenbach shelled out the pasteboards. Among those who volunteered were: Claude Golden, the card king; Carrie Lillie, Fields and Lewis, Mae West and company, De Almo and Mae, Andy Rice, Evelyn Bennett, Dorothy Russell and company, in "Ambition;"  King and Mackay, Adele Ritchie, Weston, Fields and Carrol, Great Lester, and Billy Hall, a real fireman.
• • Item in The New York Clipper; published on Saturday, 27 January 1912.
• • 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 Thursday, 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.
• • In contrast, Variety's headline was "Benny Goodman — West Boffo B'way for $57,000" [Variety on 2 February 1938]. Considering this tally was done during the Great Depression, ticket receipts totaling $57,000 at the box office in NYC would indicate that Mae West definitely attracted a full house in her hometown.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • He drew a laugh as he concluded his talk by saying in the words of Mae West, the buxom movie favorite, “Come up 'n see me sometime.”
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:   "You learn to get along in life by studying life."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Irish publication mentioned Mae West.
• • We strive for originality, but perhaps old phrases should, like Mae West's discarded lovers, be given a new chance with someone else.  . . .
• • Source: The Dublin Review of Books; published on Monday, 14 January 2013 
• • 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 3364th 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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