Friday, April 08, 2016

Mae West: West Wyalong

The latest MAE WEST motion picture had arrived in Australia in April 1935. The West Wyalong Advocate announced the "talkie" like this, assuring local movie goers that they would "gasp" when they hear Mae warble certain songs. Yes, that's what they said — — gasp.
• • "I'm No Angel"  — — So Says Mae West • •
• • See Her at the Tivoli • •
• • The West Wyalong Advocate wrote:  She shuffles in hearts and deals in diamonds. Tlie Gold standard doesn't mean a thing to this "Come Up and See Me Sometime" girl, who loves her men 'til their diamonds run out.
• • Hear her sing, "That Dallas Man"; "I Want You, I Need You"; "I'm No Angel"; and "I've Found a New Way To Go to Town."
• • When she is "Bad" Oh Boy, is she Good!  Misbehaving Mae does 'em wrong again in the right way. 
• • You'll gasp when she sings "That Dallas Man," and several other song bits. Just a rough Diamond in a platinum setting!  Mae West in "I'm No Angel" — — see it at the Tivoli Theatre (West Wyalong) this Tuesday,  Wednesday, and Thursday. The supporting attraction is ...
• • Source: Item in  The West Wyalong Advocate;  published on Tuesday, 9 April 1935.
• • On Saturday, 8 April 1933 • •
• • Mae West says she swaggers because she just had to attract attention to herself some way. That was all part of a fascinating interview that appeared in The Scranton Republican on Saturday, 8 April 1933.
• • On Wednesday, 8 April 2009 in The L.A. Times • •
• • This obituary was printed on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 in The L.A. Times: Bodybuilding pioneer, ex-Hawaii resident Armand Tanny, 90, dies.
• • L.A. Times reporter Jon Thurber wrote: Armand Tanny, a pioneering figure in bodybuilding who won national titles in 1949 and 1950 and was a popular figure on the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., during its heyday in the 1940s, has died. He was 90. . . .
• • L.A. Times reporter Jon Thurber wrote: During the 1950s, he was one of the original nine bodybuilders from Muscle Beach who were part of Mae West's traveling nightclub act. According to the book "Remembering Muscle Beach," by Harold Zinkin with Bonnie Hearn-Hill (Angel City Press, 1999), the nine were known as Mae's Muscle Beach Men. Also in the group were prominent bodybuilders Joe Gold, George Eiferman, Richard DuBois, Harry Schwartz, Dom Juliano, Lester "Shifty" Schaefer, Irvin "Zabo" Koszewski, and Chuck Krauser.
• • According to Hearn-Hill, Armand Tanny organized a strike with Joe Gold when Mae West cut their salaries in half from $250 a week to boost the take at a New York club. "Armand and Joe were ready to board the plane," Hearn-Hill told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday. "Mae quickly caved in, and they got their full salaries." .
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Despite numerous protests against the "Advertising bally-hoo of Movie Trailers," I say a big bouquet to them! I should never have gone to see Mae West, Otto Kruger, Katharine Hepburn, George Arliss, and — believe it or not — Greta Garbo, were it not for one of these "coming events."
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "It's all a lot of strudel."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A syndicated columnist mentioned Mae West.
• • Mike Connolly wrote:  Mae West and Bob Hope signed to guest on Dean Martin's May 3rd special for Timex. So I guess they'll be rhyming Timex with Sex.
• • Source: Hollywood column rpt in Desert Sun; published on Wednesday, 8 April 1959 
• • 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 3416th 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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