Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Mae West: Savoy Theatre

It was Saturday, 5 April 1913 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and MAE WEST, 20 years old at the time, was booked at the Savoy along with a bunch of vaudevillians. And "talking pictures" were coming.
• • The Savoy Theatre was located on Boardwalk and Ocean Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
• • "Atlantic City Notes" • •
• • At the Savoy, the bill includes: Mae West. George Roland and company, Willie Weston, Rose and Ellis, John Geiger, the Flying Russells, Porter and Sullivan, and Herbert and Dennis.
• • The talking pictures will be heard at the Savoy next week.
• • Source: The New York Clipper; published on Saturday, 5 April 1913.
• • On Wednesday, 6 April 1927 • •
• • On Tuesday, 5 April 1927 at Jefferson Market Court [on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village], the jury returned with a guilty verdict. As she left the courtroom, followed by reporters, photographers, and a mob of well-wishers, Mae told them, "You've got to fight in this world!" She added, "You've got to fight to get there — — and fight to stay there."
• • On Wednesday, 6 April 1927, articles about Mae were published in Variety, The New York Times, The N.Y. Herald Tribune, and elsewhere.
• • Mae West's censorship trials are dramatized in the stage play "Courting Mae West," a serious-minded comedy.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • What created scandal in Mae West’s time seems tame in ours.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "You really have to tone them and their actions down and make the characters less sensationaI than they actually are in order to make them believable."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Syndicated columnist Richard Meryman discussed Mae West.
• • Richard Meryman wrote: The white tornado that calls itself Mae West has just recently left the hospital after anxious weeks, raising cheers from a worldwide army of loyal admirers. . . .
• • Source: Excerpt rpt in The Montreal Gazette; published on Friday, 14 November 1980
• • 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 3414th 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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