Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mae West: Sought After

Many people wanted to borrow the name MAE WEST. Here's the second half of the article.
• • "Mae West" — — A Much Sought After Name • •
• • An ambitious aviator had an idea  of a new type of trip around the world. He planned to fly exactly around the equator, and desired to call his ship the "Mae West." All he asked was financial backing.  Cosmetic manufacturers have sought to name their various products after Mae West.  A six-year-old admirer informed the star that she admired her so much that she had named her cat "Mae West."
• • "What Mae West Thinks" • •
• • Innumerable other cats and dogs have suffered the same fate. "It's all too silly," says Mae. "I don't object to their using my name, but they don't think far enough ahead. Celebrities don't last long.  In a few years people will be saying, 'Mae West. What an odd name for a cat. How did you ever think of it?'"
• • Source:  Albany Advertiser (Australia); published on Thursday, 4 July 1935.
• • Texas Guinan [12 January 1884 — 5 November 1933] • •
• • Born in Waco, Texas during the month of January, Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan played a gun-slinger and rode bareback in silent films, took New York by storm in 1906, and earned a salary of $700,000 as a speakeasy hostess. The versatile stage star led a noisy and joyful life at full speed until Sunday, 5 November 1933. She was 49 when she died. One month later, Prohibition was repealed.
• • In "Courting Mae West," Texas Guinan's counterpart (named Texas Guinan) is witty, confident, stylish, wealthy, and diamond draped. As Mae West observes, being together means "basking in the glow of your investment grade jewelry."
• • A good friend to Mae West who invested in "Diamond Lil" and Mae's other Broadway shows, Texas also held seances with her. We fondly remember the one and only Queen of the Night Clubs on her birthday.

• • Learn more about her: http://TexasGuinan.blogspot.com
• • On Saturday, 12 January 1929 • •
• • "Diamond Lil" was staged at the Royale Theatre in New York City on 9 April 1928 and closed on Saturday night, 12 January 1929 after 323 performances.
• • On Thursday, 12 January 1933 • •
• • At the time, this headline surprised industry insiders: "Skipworth Replaces Mae West in Paramount Cast."
• • The Hollywood Reporter wrote:  Alison Skipworth will be featured with Mary Boland in "Don't Call Me Madame" by Paramount, instead of Mae West as previously intended.
• • Source: The Hollywood Reporter, "Today's Film News Today"; published on Thursday, 12 January 1933.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is a part of our sexual potential, with her drawling treatment of attractive boys.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Daily Mail mentioned Mae West and Emma Wyndham Blake.
• • Emma's mother, Sally Blake, met Mae West when she was just eight years old. Emma thinks this is where her mother's obsession with perfume began . . .
• • Source: Memoir article in Daily Mail; published on Sunday, 11 January 2015
• • 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 3353rd 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.

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/

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• • Mae West • in Theatre in 1928

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