Monday, March 14, 2016

Mae West: Texas Tour

Where was MAE WEST going, wearing such a charming hat, on Monday, 13 March 1939?
• • "Mae's Latest" • •
• • Madera Tribune wrote:  Latest photo of Mae West, who hasn't been doing much lately In a professional way, taken at Los Angeles as she left for an extended personal appearance tour in Texas and possibly later in London.
• • Source:  Madera Tribune; published on Monday, 13 March 1939.
• • On Thursday, 14 March 1935 • •
• • An amusing article ran today: "Mae West Knows Just How Santa Feels about Letters." This appeared as part of a column syndicated by United Press, reprinted widely, on Thursday, 14 March 1935.
• • On Saturday, 14 March 1936 in Motion Picture Herald • •
• • An article about "Klondike Annie" (and the censorship battles over the film) was featured in Motion Picture Herald in their issue dated for 14 March 1936.
• • On Sunday, 14 March 1937 • •
• • It was Sunday, 14 March 1937 when Mae West signed a check (number 581) from her account at California Bank to Mr. William Mutara for his salary for the week of March 14th, 1937; the amount was $24.75. 
• • This check was sold to a collector for $96.00.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • "Mae West’s Stiffs" probes the enigma of sex under the gaze of two of the most unlikely but perfectly matched women, the ever available Mae West, who confessed to Diane [Arbus] that she had never allowed a man to sleep in the same bed as her; and Diane Arbus, a young woman whose fascination with the most intimate details of our lives led her on a journey into one of the strangest places on earth, the bedroom.  
• • Image: Mae West poses in bed with her pet woolly monkey, Los Angeles, 1969
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "I have an extra thyroid gland.  It gives me twice the energy and twice, the, you know, everything else I guess."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A London newspaper interviewed Mae West.
• • Caroline Boucher wrote: When it was time to go I signed her visitors' book, which seemed all the wrong way round. Her parting shot was to give a thumbs-up to the women's movement – "I'm a liberated woman, I did everything I wanted. And I never wanted children. They'd have taken my mind off myself."  . . .
• • Source: "My tea with Mae West" for The Guardian; published on  Saturday, 13 March 2010 
• • 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 3397th 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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