Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mae West: Real Estate

MAE WEST invested very quietly and shrewdly in real estate. Only occasionally did a transaction make the news. However, this tidbit appeared on Tuesday, 14 January 1958.
• • "Mae West Adds to Millions" • •
• • Hollywood — — Mae West added to her millions by unloading a hunk of real estate in Hollywood.  The Palladium, a new $500,000 version of the same-named landmark ballroom on Sunset Boulevard, will be built there. Miss West's Maemoirs [sic], incidentally, will be published by PrenticeHall next spring. Which for no reason at all reminds me of Milton Berle's crack about an actor who's ashamed of his past because there isn't enough dirt in it to warrant writing a best-seller!
• • Source: Mike Connolly's Hollywood column rpt in The Desert Sun; published on Tuesday, 14 January 1958.
• • On Saturday, 13 January 1945 • •
• • "Catherine Was Great" featured Mae West onstage in her stunning Russian empress regalia. Mike Todd's lavish production was onstage from 2 August 1944 — 13 January 1945 on Broadway, which ran for 191 performances. The play was staged at the Shubert Theatre, then it moved to the Royale.
• • On Sunday, 13 January 1958 • •
• • An article in a Joe Weider publication in 2004 gave this point of view on the late bodybuilder and the Hollywood icon.
• • Joe Weider's reporter wrote: In 1955, a 64-year-old Mae West saw Mickey Hargitay on the cover of Strength and Health Magazine. She asked him to join her chorus of musclemen, clad in leopardskin G-strings, in her Las Vegas nightclub act, the Mae West Revue. According to Mae West, when she first met him, Hargitay had said: "Miss West, you are the end of my search for an ideal, my dream come true." ...
• • Blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield encountered the very handsome Mr. Universe 1956 Miklos (Mickey) Hargitay on 13 May 1956, while attending a performance of the Mae West Revue at the Latin Quarter in Manhattan.
• • Twenty months later, Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay wed on Sunday, 13 January 1958. They had three children and, alas, the handsome couple would divorce in 1964.
• • On Sunday, 13 January 2008 • •
• • Newsday [the newspaper issue dated on Sunday, 13 January 2008] reported a collaboration between Mae West and The Naked Stage in Suffolk County on Long Island, the location where the play "Sex" was going to be presented in February 2008.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • An advertisement announcing the release of "Klondike Lou" ran in The Film Daily on 13 January 1936.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "Sure, they are right, when they say I make a parody of sex. That's my stock in trade. Any gal can get really sexy but it takes a smart dame to make guys and women both laugh at it."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A student paper in Illinois mentioned Mae West.
• • Justin McCarthy wrote:  An engineering student walked up to his professor and handed him a large bundle of assignments.
• • "What's all this?" said the prof.
• • "Those are my Mae West problem sets," answered the stud.
• • "Mae West?"
• • "Yeah, I done 'em wrong."
• • Source: Campus humor and popular culture item penned by Justin McCarthy, one of the staffwritten student columns used by The Daily Illini (Illinois); published on Sunday, 14 January 1934
• • 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 3354th 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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