Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Mae West: Beijing Loves Mae

MAE WEST is part of the month-long motion picture festival curated by Pop-Up Beijing. Their fascinating theme is: "International Women's Day: A Month of Strong Women!"
Pop-up Beijing invites movie fans to join them on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 7.30pm, for ‘She Done Him Wrong’ (1933), starring Mae West. They added: "In the Gay Nineties (that would be the EIGHTEEN Nineties!), a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member."
• • Get details from  hello (at) popupbeijing (dot) com
• • Tell them you heard about it on The Mae West Blog.
• • On Tuesday, 1 March 1927 in Olean Evening Times • •
• • "The Drag" — an exposition of psychopathic conduct . . . • •
• • In their issue dated for Tuesday, 1 March 1927, The Olean Evening Times took Mae to task for "Sex" as well as "The Drag," which the reporter Virginia Swan described as "an exposition of psychopathic conduct." Was Mae West chastened after the arrest? "Sure, I know what audiences like," Mae assured the news reporters. "And when it comes in sex portrayals, I know my onions. My play is true to life. And how can anyone suppress truth?"
• • On Sunday, 1 March 1936 • •
• • On Sunday, 1 March 1936 The N.Y. Times mentioned that Mae West confirmed she planned to go to Columbia Pictures with Emanuel Cohen, even though Paramount Pictures declared it had exercised its option and wanted their star to make two more pictures with the studio, the first one to start on 1 April 1936, and the second to start on 1 July 1936.
• • On Tuesday, 1 March 1960 • •
• • "Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It" by Mae West was released on Tuesday, 1 March 1960.
• • On Tuesday, 1 March 1960 Mae West was a special guest on "The Red Skelton Show" on CBS-TV. In a parody of "Person to Person" (1953), Mae West is interviewed about the three gentlemen who did not appear in her autobiography, "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It": Cauliflower McPugg, San Fernando Red, and Clem Kadiddlehopper (all played by Red Skelton). 
• • Mae fans know that her husband Guido Deiro is one of the men who did not appear in her book in any sort of a truthful way. She only refers to a "Mr. D" and is coy about a few creaky details.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Here comes the lady who made the nineties gay, Mae West in her latest picture "Every Day's a Holiday" — — as the gal that men forget to forget — —and look who she's doin' wrong!  Edmund Lowe!
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "It's all a lot of strudel!"
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A New Zealand radio program mentioned Mae West.
• • Bob Dylan is covered by many others including Mae West, Jimi Hendrix, John Corigliano and in the recent release "Lost on the River" by The New Basement Tapes.  ...
• • Source: Item from Radio New Zealand; posted on Sunday, 29 March 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 3388th 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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