Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mae West: Closed Down

MAE WEST must have felt that her character Ruby Carter was on a non-stop tour.  At first, her newest motion picture was called "It Ain't No Sin." Nix. Then "Saint Louis Woman." Nix. Then there was a huge hubbub over the title "New Orleans Woman," arousing such a cannonade of public objections that it was almost comical.
• • Did no American city wish to be linked to a Mae West movie?
• • "New York Passes Mae West" • •
• • "Belle of the Nineties," the Mae West picture revamped under the strengthened Production Code Administration, has been passed by the New York censor board without a deletion, declared Paramount yesterday.  It is set for a September release.
• • Source:  Motion Picture Daily; published on Thursday, 16 August 1934.
• • On Sunday, 19 May 1935 • •
• • Coverage of Frank Wallace's claims, that he was married to movie queen Mae West, appeared in The Los Angeles Times on 19 May 1935 along with Mae's firm denials and scoffing.
• • On Saturday, 19 May 1945 in Oakland, California • •
• • Starring Mae West, the play "Ring Only Twice" was staged in California in Oakland's Auditorium Theatre. There were two weekend performances on May 19th and 20th, 1945.
• • On Wednesday, 19 May 1948 • •
• • Mae West and Jim Timony boarded the Queen Mary on Saturday, 15 May 1948 at Southampton, England for a return voyage to New York City, arriving in their home port on Wednesday, 19 May 1948.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West does not have exclusive right to the name Diamond Lil, says the California District Court of Appeal.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I never kissed a man in my plays, and seldom on the screen. I always felt that the look before the kiss was more important than the kiss itself."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • "Mae West Studio Is Closed Down" • •
• • Major Pictures, independent studio that had Mae West and Bing Crosby under contract, was closed down today, perhaps for good. The shutdown resulted from a bitter feud between Major's head, Emanuel Cohen, and . . .
• • Source:  U.P.I. news rpt in San Jose News; published on Thursday, 13 January 1938
• • 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 3445th 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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