Thursday, April 07, 2016

Mae West: Buy Me a Bridge

California fans of MAE WEST were delighted to see this on Thursday, 7 April 1938.
• • Madera Theatre: Mae West on Same Program • •
• • "Venez me voir, comme ci, comme ca, quelque fois.”
• • In English it’s just plain, “Come up and see me some time,” but in her latest picture, “Every Day’s a Holiday," Mae West is Mademoiselle Fifi, an importation fresh from the music halls of Paris who sweeps New York off its feet.
• • Mae this time is a dark-haired belle of La Belle France, speaking the language of the Boulevardiers, doing a scene from "Camille” after the manner of the divine Sarah Bernhardt, representing the land of the Arc de Triomphe, Lafayette, the Champs Elysees, and the Popular Front! But Fifi is only a disguise for Mae, the toast of the Bowery, whose habit of selling the Brooklyn Bridge brings her into conflict with the New York police.
• • Source: Review in Madera Daily Tribune; published on Thursday, 7 April 1938.  
• • On Sunday, 7 April 1940 • •
• • On Sunday, 7 April 1940 the San Bernardino Sun announced that the new film "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W.C. Fields would be in the local cinema on Sunday and Monday.
• • On Wednesday, 7 April 1954 in Variety • •
• • The death of James Timony [on 5 April 1954] was announced in The L.A. Times on April 6th and in Variety on April 7th. Mae was prostrated by grief at the death of her long-term companion and very shrewd manager. She was unable to receive callers and dealt with his funeral arrangements. Jim Timony's body was sent back to Brooklyn, New York and buried in a family plot at Holy Cross cemetery.
• • On Wednesday, 7 April 1976 • •
• • Dorothy Manners wrote:  As usual when she appears, Mae West, in virginal white, her long blonde hair hanging shoulder length, stopped the action at the cocktail party hosted by producer Ross Hunter and Jacque Mapes at Ross's home.  Her amusing feature, filled with details, was part of her syndicated column, circulated on Wednesday, 7 April 1976.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Strip-cropping has nothing to do with Sally Rand, nor does contour farming have any relation to the shape of Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "A man's kiss is his signature."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Indiana paper mentioned Mae West.
• • Attend The Midnight Show Tonight at 11:30 when Mae West goes North and Alaska goes West! Co-starring Victor McLaglen. Paramount Pictures.  Mae Sings 3 New Songs! . . .
• • Source: Item in The Daily Banner (Indiana); published on Tuesday, 7 April 1936
• • 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 3,400 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • • 
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3415th 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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