Friday, February 19, 2016

Mae West: Sage in Satin

MAE WEST inspired an Op-Ed essay in The Washington Times in February.
• • Wesley Pruden wrote: Mae West, the famous philosopher of the boudoir, would hardly believe her fortune today. “So many men,” she once complained, “so little time.” She was the kind of girl who set out to "climb the ladder of success, wrong by wrong."  Now there’s such an abundance of choices in that even Mae would be overwhelmed. The educationists are taking inventory of what’s available and finding a sexual proclivity to suit every taste.  . . .
• • Source:  Opinion written by Wesley Pruden for The Washington Times; posted on Monday, 8 February  2016. 
• • On Saturday, 19 February 1927 • •
• • Mae West was interested in meeting Aimee Semple McPherson. When the famous Evangelist from Los Angeles visited New York on Saturday, 19 February 1927, she insisted on visiting Texas Guinan's club. Mae West was there to meet this intriguing individual with her crucifix, marcel-waved hair, and charismatic podium presence who dared to tell church-goers at collection time, "No coins, please."
• • On Monday, 19 February 1940 in Life Magazine • •
• • The cover of Life Magazine's issue dated for Monday, 19 February 1940 featured the King of Romania. Inside were two aristocrats of comedy: Mae West and W.C. Fields.
• • On Monday, 19 February 2001 in Broadway to Vegas • •
• • Laura Deni wrote: The 7th Annual Red Ball held on Valentine's Day at the Waldorf in New York City, honored Clive Davis and Elaine and Jerry Orbach. During this year's event honoree Jerry Orbach divulged that as a struggling actor he needed a job to pay the bills so he got a job as Mae West's chauffeur [from Ms. Deni's fascinating weekly issue dated 19 February 2001].
• • Check out Broadway to Vegas, always a treat.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • By now America is losing some of Its volcanic heat on the subject of Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  “Too much make-up ruins kisses.”
• • Mae West said:  "I'll never try to go sweet and simple in the movies."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • The Paper Republic mentioned Mae West.
• • "Lin Yutang, the peony and Mae West" • •
• • Referring to the words of Lin Yutang [1895 — 1976], Asian journalist Helen Wang noted that she "pulled my old copy of "The Importance of Living" from the shelf, blew off the dust, and was delighted to find Appendix B: A Chinese Critical Vocabulary. It is written for the general reader, and includes 81 specific terms and many more in and amongst: e.g., 48. 豓 yan: voluptuous, gorgeously beautiful, dazzlingly beautiful, passionate. e.g., the peony, Mae West."
• • Source: Item in Paper Republic by Helen Wang;  published on Friday, 7  September 2012
• • 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 3381st 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 1936

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