MAE WEST, thanks to the robbery and acid threats, had a closed set, which meant no press visitors. By sheer persistence, another ambitious lady named May managed to break down that resistance and snagged this scoop. Good going, May.
• • "Going Hollywood" by May Mann, Standard-Examiner Staff • •
• • May Mann wrote: A visitor on a Mae West set is about as welcome as a cold in the nose. By wearing out the patience of our friend Vic Shapiro in the studio publicity department — — to get rid of us — — he managed a short visit on the set. While Mae West is one of the nicest girls we know in the business, we have another thought for her producer, a bespectacled formidable gentleman who has business (the cold, very cold kind) written all over his face. And for an intruder to presume to watch Miss Mae West act, well, really that was expecting just too much. Maybe he is nice, perhaps even sweet and sunny dispositioned-Iike, if you know him better. Then again this happened to be the last day of shooting "Go West Young Man."
• • A First of Firsts • •
• • Mae really should regain any lost popularity at the box office with this picture. It's a picture full of firsts, and typically Mae Westian in humor, laughs, romance, unusual situations. It's the curvaceous star's first under her new Major Pictures contract for Paramount release, the first picture to be filmed at Major's new studio, the first time as a Mae West leading man for Warren William [1894—1948] and Randolph Scott, the latter who immediately after production "Went East, Young Man" and got himself a bride.
• • Before the shoot, Mae West shed 12 pounds • •
• • For this picture Mae reduced 12 pounds and wears modern clothes.
• • Chatting with Warren William, her leading man, divulged that though he makes love to Miss West onscreen — — off the set they are still strangers — — he has never had an invitation to "come up" and see her sometime. . . .
• • Item by May Mann in The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah); published on Friday, 30 October 1936.
• • On Wednesday, 12 May 1971 • •
• • On Wednesday, 12 May 1971 Mae West, UCLA’s Woman of the Century, spoke to students after a screening of her 1933 classic movie “I’m No Angel.”
• • On Tuesday, 12 May 1998 • •
• • The record album "Mae Day: Masquers Club Salutes Mae West" was released on Tuesday, 12 May 1998 on the label Bacchus. The original recording date was on 14 April 1973.
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Whenever I see Sonja Henie doing a figure 8, I think of Mae West.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "I believe my third picture "The Belle of the Nineties" is better than my others. Each one has to be better, so far as I'm concerned. Because I'm never satisfied."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • A newspaper mentioned Mae West.
• • "A Little Warm for Wax" • •
• • "Seen behind the Screens, Glamour Personified!" • •
• • Mae West, Hollywood's No. 1 Ooomph Girl, plays another of her sensational roles in Universal's "My Little Chickadee," soon to be released.
• • Mae knows a good way to be bad. ...
• • Source: Article: "A Little Warm for Wax" rpt in Goulburn Evening Post [Australia]; published on Wednesday, 8 May 1940
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 11th anniversary • •
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• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3440th
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