Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mae West: Fast Train

The name MAE WEST was borrowed for a flotation device used by the military, an old-fashioned radio, a soda bottle, and even a gas pump. However, here's one you have not heard about before and it comes all the way from Australia.
• • 'MAE WEST' • •
• • The new fast train from Mudgee to Oconabarabran has been dubbed by bright residents of the latter town the 'Mae West.'  The good Coonaberabranarians assembled In force on the railway platform to welcome Mae on arrival after her first trip with the enthusiasm reaching great heights.
• • Source: Item (page 4) in Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW); published on Monday, 11 February 1935.
• • On Wednesday, 16 February 1927 in The N.Y. Times • •
• • One of the NYC vice squad detectives giving evidence against Mae West, Inspector A. Bolan informed the magistrate he was in possession of wondrously detailed notes that he jotted down in shorthand in the dark while watching "Sex" at Daly's Theatre. But when he had to read from his "cheat sheet" in front of ladies and the D.A., the man in blue balked.
• • Broadcast on Thursday, 16 February 1950 • •
• • From "Mae West On The Air" [Sandy Hook LP and CD SH 2098]
• • "Little Red Riding Hood" performed by Mae West (from "The Chesterfield Supper Club" program aired on Thursday, 16 February 1950).
• • "The Chesterfield Supper Club" was broadcast by NBC and sponsored by Chesterfield.
• • On Thursday, 16 February 1950 in Rochester • •
• • Rarely did Mae West miss a performance. When she did, however, it made the news.
• • On Thursday, 16 February 1950, Mae was starring in her popular Bowery drama "Diamond Lil" at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY — — when she collapsed onstage. At first it was thought that she was suffering from food poisoning.
• • A news reporter wrote: Mae West collapsed on the stage at Rochester last night, but the show went on. She was unable to continue with the third act of the play,
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West, who will  shortly be seen in "The Belle of the 'Nineties," recently had her horoscope taken. What the stars had to say about her love affairs was, naturally, of particular interest.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I was born on August 17 at 10.30 p.m. — — on a cool night of a hot month — — so I can expect anything."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A campus newspaper in Manhattan mentioned Mae West.
• • "New Leaves" • •
• • Ballyhoo — February Issue. This issue is devoted almost exclusively to Mae West, and she proves to be good material for Ballyhoo. Horace Greeley's advice to young men is here given a new turn. The ad-laffs still contain the best humor despite Homer Zilch.  ...
• • Source: Item in Columbia Daily Spectator; published on Thursday, 15 February 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 3378th 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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• • Mae West • in 1934

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